Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Honoring a mentor …

… Anita Desai: my literary apprenticeship with Ruth Prawer Jhabvala | Books | The Guardian. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)

One day she placed in my hands a copy of To Whom She Will, her first novel that had been published in faraway England, an unimaginable distance from Alipur Road, Old Delhi. Holding it, I felt I had touched something barely considered possible – that the scribbling one did in one’s hidden corner of the world could be printed, published and read in the world beyond.

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