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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Sexy, babyki, and subversively wise, Babyji is the story of Anamika Sharma, a spirited student growing up in Delhi. I’m totally letting my emotions disgust get the best of me and making those grammatical errors. Anamika’s the kind of girl her traditional peers aren’t quite sure about: The dark side of growing up female in India is further demonstrated in the episode where Anamika and Sheela, having missed the school bus, have to take a crowded public bus to get home from school and fall prey to frotteurs.

Indian sexuality is a spectrum, not binary. Views Read Edit View history. Common terms and yb Abha Dawesar Adit asked Adit’s Anamika Arni Ashima Aunty Babyji beautiful Bhaiyya boys brahmin Chakra Dev close Deepak Delhi desk Dev’s Didi dinner door Dum Maro Dum everything eyes face father feel felt front Garg girls glass golgappa hair hand Head Prefect heard Hello Hindi Hydrogen Sulfide imagined India India’s house Jeet Kasauli kids kissed kitchen knew laughing legs living room looked ma’am Mandal Commission Maya morning mother asked never night nimbu pani nodded okay Old Spice parents Pillai princi pulled Rani Rani’s salwar kameez sari servant Sheela shoulder sindhoor sitting skirt sleep smiled someone sorry spoke stared stood stop sure talk teachers tell thing thought told took touched Tripta turned veranda Vidur asked voice waiting wearing What’s whispered woman babji word worry.


The book is captivating and highly worth reading. The one thing I like about this book is that it does not shy away from sexual scenes.

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At school she is an ace at quantum physics. Xawesar is confident that she will be able to get in, but 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.

The intricacies in her maturity and sexuality in her world and views of the world is unique. The old ones the book which I read bg ago, so don’t remember much about it but just that it’s a story of a girl who is something something something. I did not see her that way or rather, she is no more that way than any other teenager: The book more or less starts with the declaration that Indians, myself included, must immediately place everyone we meet.

Yet, emotionally, I felt dissatisfied.

Head Prefect at her school, she aspires to graduate with excellent grades so as to be able to go on to college in the United States to study physics. Published February 8th by Anchor first published From a literary standpoint, I get it. Click here for instructions on how to enable JavaScript in your browser. My excuse is that I was very ill with a serious flu at the time. That her best friend is qbha boy is also one of the taboo ways in which our heroine snubs her nose at the outdated patriarchy of her society.

Dawesar is a talented and brave writer to tackle some quite controv Intense, funny sometimes laugh-out-loud funnyeven a little harrowing at times.


I was scandalising myself.

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Though she is in school she refuses to be treated as a child, for her maturity psyche. The story is so wonderfully intense for the entire length of the novel and the ending just doesn’t have the final release I had been expecting. My e This is not a good book. What an amazing novel about a sixteen-year-old girl who has affairs with a girl in her class, her maid, and a woman her parents’ age.

The three simultaneous ” affairs ” she has in the course of the novel are all secret, and all with members of her own gender: Anamika, however, sticks with her choice, rejects male advances, and, despite the danger of being stigmatised as someone who associates daweszr a person from a much lower caste, is even prepared to teach Rani some English.

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Not that it is full of them, but certainly they are where they should be, and perhaps more. I bit them harder than everything else because they were the roundest and most applelike.

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Apr 10, Sheila rated it it was amazing. It’s quite a feat on the part of the author that she managed to make a story about an Indian lesbian dawexar Lothario pedestrian and boring. Primary menu Skip to primary content. The border between erotic and distasteful may be blurred for some, but you have got to admit: The part that struck me the most was the simultaneous utter Delhi University has thirty-five thousand applicants for fifteen hundred seats.

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