Anamika’s the kind of girl her traditional peers aren’t quite sure about: is the sexually precocious heroine of Dawesar’s second novel (after Miniplanner) a. Sexy, surprising, and subversively wise, Babyji is the story of Anamika Sharma, a spirited student growing up in Delhi. At school she is an ace at quantum. [rev_slider fiction-babyji]. Released in February by Anchor Books, Babyji by Abha Dawesar has been variously classified as literary fiction, south asian.

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I rolled off of her with the sweet exhaustion of a man who has just hunted his dinner animal. Dec 29, Robin rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Apr 12, Marie rated it liked it Shelves: Contents Unbuttoning Lady X.

It’s probably a better book for the adult market rather than YA. All these are serious bbayji in the story. I was an unknown quantity, a constantly unraveling mystery.

My e This is not a good book. A strong, smart, independent-minded teenage girl. Currently you have JavaScript disabled.

Anamika’s mind, however, seems already set. View all 3 comments. The main character is a ‘Mary Sue’, clever enough to get through every problem, and everything turns up roses for her. The pacing shifts from breakneck speed to slow motion as Dawesar chronicles intimate moments between the lovers with the precise accuracy of the curiously intelligent teen.

I can see from dawesr reviews that it’s controversial read, and that’s understandable. Excellent story with lots of unexpected twists.

Mr and Mrs Sharma know about Tripta Adhikari but naturally assume that the latter has a maternal relationship with their daughter, while India herself knows very well that what she is doing amounts to statutory rape. Sexy, surprising, and subversively wise, Babyji is the story of Anamika Sharma, a spirited student growing up in Delhi.


Jess reviews Babyji by Abha Dawesar

This is the beautifully written and intriguing story of Anamika Sharma’s sexual awakening. Feb 27, Alien Citizen rated it it was amazing. Oct 16, Adi Halo rated it really liked it. Illiterate, only able to speak Hindiand regularly beaten up by her alcoholic husband, year-old Rani is rescued from a jhuggi by the Sharmas.

In order to post comments, please make sure JavaScript and Cookies are enabled, and reload the page. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. India is the first of Anamika’s loves. She lives in New York and can be reached on her website www. A visual artist, Dawesar has had on-and-off training in photography starting with a plastic mm camera when she was a teenager. Anamika is in her final year at school, where she is Head Prefect, a position of honour and responsibility.

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So I didn’t actually review this novel. Click here for instructions on bahyji to enable JavaScript in your browser. But it’s more than some lesbian novel– it’s also about India itself, where Ms. Aug 02, Megan rated it it was amazing. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. But this is not a morality tale about the girl who tried to bahyji it all and was left with nothing. Paperbackpages.

The novel is set against the backdrop of the protests against the recommendations of the Mandal commissionwhich trigger several acts of self-immolationand for high school students all this means a disruption of the normal school routine. I appreciated that the author didn’t try to make the narrator become an unlikely champion of poor people’s rights and yet also showed her beginning to question the givens of her society.


My library Help Advanced Book Search. I had no idea what to do next. Admittedly, her school life and friendships occasionally take a hit as she is preoccupied with learning the philosophies of love. Jan 05, Nishtha rated it did not like it.

About Abha Dawesar

This is interesting fiction narrative style by the school going girl Anamika Sharma and her adventures. I wish the writer had done her research, and not annoyingly poetized physics; like not allegor-ized physics with how we feel! Who talks like that? Notify me of follow-up comments by dawwesar. Primary menu Skip to primary content. Anamika is confident that she will be able to get in, abya feels conflicted about contributing to the country’s brain drain; ultimately, she concludes that it would be best to return to her native country after the completion of her studies to contribute to the modernization of traditional Indian society and breaking down the rigid caste system.

It’s quite a feat on the part of the author that she managed to make aha story about an Indian lesbian teenage Lothario pedestrian and boring.

Dawesar is a talented and brave writer to tackle some quite controversial themes.