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. 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. Abha Dawesar is a novelist and an artist. New York’s weekly magazine Time Out listed Abha Dawesar as one of 25 people who will make their Babyji,

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Lubi Lafdewali rated it really liked it Sep 20, Thanks for telling us about the problem. Of what I remember from this book is a failed attempt at Lesbian romance, a pedophile romance, a pervert classmate and another pedophile man. A strong, smart, independent-minded teenage girl.

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But she was also naive at some moments, tender at others, headstrong and very adolescent at still others. I picked this book up at a local bookstore on a whim. This is interesting fiction narrative style by the school going girl Anamika Sharma and her adventures. Adit had kissed me in the morning From a literary standpoint, I get it.

Anamika’s parents even let her go on a short holiday to Kasauli with Dawesad and two of her friends. Open Preview See a Problem?

Then I bit her cheek as if I were biting an apple. But India was absolutely and completely dawesaar both carnally and otherwise. Oct 16, Adi Halo rated it really liked it. Already published in France French television interviewSensorium abhs be released in the US in mid preview the cover. The part that struck me the most was the simultaneous utter Babyji by Abha Dawesar.


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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. Many readers will find this sixteen year old narrator an amoral sociopath. She questions everything, acts badly sometimes, feels remorse, and has moments of transcendence. India teaches her that being gay is a “Western construct ,” that sexuality is a continuum rather than a binary phenomenon.

I appreciated that the author didn’t try to make the narrator become an unlikely champion of poor people’s rights and yet also showed her beginning to question the givens of her society.

Contents Unbuttoning Lady X. A sixteen-year-old lesbian with antisocial personality disorder takes Delhi by storm in this somewhat titillating, somewhat nonsensical novel.

So, to sum it all up, this is not a good book. She does question whether her intimacies with another ahha are morally okay but does not recognize the seriousness of Anamika’s endeavours. Published February 8th by Anchor first published It had a little too much cynicism, a little too much bending of moral fiber, as if sleeping with babjyi dismantles all of a girl’s discernment between right and wrong I imagined Sheela as the young nymphet, and I thought of myself as the rough and sexy man who liked her.


She lives in New York and can be reached on her website www. Anamika resists all advances by men, in particular those by her classmate Vidur’s father, who, at their first encounter, asks that she call him Adit rather than Uncleji and wants to meet her again, abbha.

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Sexy, surprising, and subversively wise, Babyji is the story of Anamika Sharma, a spirited student growing up in Delhi. July 3rd Micromuseum, Brooklyn. Jan 05, Venessa rated it really liked it. Anamika’s second ” liaison ” is with Rani, the family’s live-in servant.

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Babyji would have been my hero! The one thing I like about babbyji book is that it does not shy away from sexual scenes. It refreshed me after reading a few glum books. Illiterate, only able to speak Hindiand regularly beaten up by her alcoholic husband, year-old Rani is rescued from a jhuggi by the Sharmas.