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Abha Dawesar was born in New Delhi in 1974. She graduated with a
degree in political
philosophy from Harvard University after writing an honors thesis
conception of human greatness in Nietzsche's On the Genealogy of
Morals. She currently
works in Business Development for a software company in New York. Her
Miniplanner written in the voice of a gay white man will be released
in November 2000.
She is the receipient of the New York Foundation of the Arts
Fellowship in Fiction for
2000. She has her own website.
- That Summer in Paris
Nan A. Talese/Doubleday. (2006)
- Prem Rustum, a celebrated aging Indian novelist, unexpectedly meets Maya, a vibrant aspiring writer, and surprises himself by following her to Paris. In the slow, sensuous summer that follows, Prem looks back on his muses, his art, and his lost loves. Maya's presence brings Prem into direct confrontation with his mortality and desires. As he struggles anew with the eternal question of love, Prem's longstanding friendship with Pascal, a fellow writer, illuminates them both in the final chapter of their lives. That Summer in Paris reflects on how art informs love and love, literature.
- Sawnet Review by Uma Krishnaswami
- Review at curledup.com
- Paris on the page. Review/interview in the Hindu.
- Review in Entertainment Weekly.
- 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 physics. At home she sneaks off to her parents' scooter garage to read the Kamasutra. Before long she has seduced an elegant older divorcèe and the family servant, and has caught the eye of a classmate coveted by all the boys.
With the world of adulthood dancing before her, Anamika confronts questions that would test someone twice her age.
- Sawnet Review by Shikha Malaviya
- Review in the Boston Phoenix.
- Teenager fast-forwards into life. Review by Shinie Antony in Indo-Asian News Service.
Cleis Press, . (2000)
- Sawnet Review by Anon
- Does not skirt the issue. Rediff interview.
- A life less ordinary. The Hindu, May 2003.
- Manhattan masala. The Hindu, May 2003.
South Asian Women authors