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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To ask other readers questions about Babyjiplease sign up. In order to post comments, please make sure JavaScript and Cookies are enabled, and reload the page. But India was absolutely and completely known both carnally and otherwise. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Class structure, education and family units are thematically explored throughout, proving a break from the titillating tours of the female lover. daweasr

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Open Preview See a Problem? Other editions – View all Babyji: After studying chaos theory in her high school physics textbook, Anamika feels justified in pursuing three simultaneous same-sex affairs, with her doting servant, her impressionable schoolmate and a beautiful older woman who inspires such complicated feelings that Anamika nicknames her India, after their vast dawesad varied homeland. Though she likens herself to a playboy, she always makes sure that none of her lovers suspects anything out of the ordinary, that bahyji of them believes she is the only one for her.

Your email address will not be published. I love everything about this book. I might as well skip reviewing this, for I don’t want to admit that I ever read this dawesr.


She’s also cruel, manipulative, and severely self-absorbed. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published.

Yet, emotionally, I felt dissatisfied. India is the first of Anamika’s loves. It held none babyyji the satisfaction I had imagined.

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Despite its meandering path, the novel achieves an impressive balance between moral inquiry and decadent pleasure, pleasing the intellect and the senses—if not necessarily the heart—of the open-minded reader. It’s probably a better book ahba the adult market rather than YA. I was free all of a sudden. Anamika was beyond her years in one way but to ahead of herself in others.

Not that it is full of them, but certainly they are where they should be, and perhaps more. This page was last edited on 29 Decemberat A Novel An Anchor Books original. However, as their apartment does not have a servant’s bedroom, Rani is ordered to sleep on the floor of Anamika’s room.

I bit her round shoulders as if they dawdsar apples, then her stomach and her knees, her toes and her back, the round lobes of her bottom. I gathered different parts of her flesh between my lips and kissed her all over, in the opposite order in which I had bitten. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

Admittedly, her school life and friendships occasionally take a hit as she is preoccupied with learning the philosophies of love. With the world of adulthood dancing before her, Anamika confronts questions that would test someone twice her age.

I noticed that my biting had caused her to start breathing heavily, so I replaced my teeth with my lips. I was scandalising myself. Sep 02, Beth rated it really liked it Shelves: Intense, funny sometimes laugh-out-loud funnyeven a little harrowing at times.


So, to sum it all up, this is not a good book. And I found the portrayal of her mix of awareness and ignorance about class and caste privileges convincing. Notify me of new posts by email.

Anamika, however, sticks with her choice, rejects male advances, and, despite the danger of being stigmatised as someone who associates with a person from a much lower caste, is even prepared to teach Rani some English. But this is not a morality tale about the girl who tried to have it all and dwaesar left with nothing. Want to Read saving…. I am ready for the sequel!

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Feb 18, Daena rated it it was amazing. She does question whether her intimacies with another girl are morally okay but does not recognize the seriousness of Anamika’s endeavours. She also realizes that feminism in India still has a long way to go in order to catch up with developments ahha the West. These are problems I’d usually notice.

Who talks like that?

She questions everything, acts badly sometimes, feels remorse, and has moments of transcendence. Though she is in dawesarr she refuses to be treated as a child, for her maturity psyche.