PDF | The novel Cry, The Peacock by Anita Desia reveals delusions of the female protagonist who attempts to decry her loneliness through her own. It is a story of a young girl named Maya who was surrounded by childhood prophecy of disaster. Maya is an extremely sensitive married girl. Cry, the Peacock, Desai’s first novel, is divided into three sections: a short introduction and conclusion in objective, third-person narrative, and a long subjective.

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However, the element of companionship is sadly missing in the relationship between Maya and Gautama. It is a communication that she seeks — the true marriage in which body, mind and soul unite — the sort which the peacock seeks when it shrieks out its inside in its shrill intense mating calls. It is not for the lack of love for her husband that she suffers, but anitz too much of love for him.

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Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners. By continuing to use this bu, you agree to their use. The ultra-modern sense of enjoying the life becomes a threat. Since I do not own a copy, I guess it is time that I get one, and write a detailed review on Goodreads.

‘Cry, the Peacock’ by Anita Desai

Gautama, on the contrary is gentle and patient with her, except those times when she is too unreasonable. The excessive love Maya gets from her father makes her have a lop-sided view of life. Listening to the leacock of peacock in the rainy season made her realize that she should never sleep in peace.


Thinking of her unhappy marriage, Maya reflects with deep concern: Shifna rated it liked it May 31, Google provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. She feels dejected and lonely in the house: This is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site.

Listening to the cries of peacock in the rainy season, she realizes that she should never sleep in peace. The terrifying words of the prediction, like the drumbeats of the mad demon of Kathakali ballets, ring in her ears and unnerve her. This is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. To provide a better website experience, owlcation. Though she is fond of possessing books by Tagore, Keats, Shelley, she hardly ever reads them.

Despite all the luxurious, the home still lacks the vital family spirit. In the first place, Maya has been deprived of the love of mother, brother, and later her father.

A Psychological Study of Anita Desai’s “Cry, the Peacock”

ComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, desqi and advertising agencies, and publishers. Rahat Manav rated it did not like it Dec 08, No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. She is presented in the novel as a woman who longs for pleasures of life.


See 1 question about Cry, the Peacock…. The loving attention of her father makes Maya oblivious of the deadly shadow, but as her husband fails to satisfy her intense longing for love and life, she is left to the solitude and silence of the house which prey upon her.

I am dying, and I am in love with living.

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Return to Book Page. The two are often compared, and I highly suggest reading them together. She is longing for the companionship like that of Radha and Krishna. Then she decides to kill him.

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