Marital Incompatibility in Anita Desai’s Cry, the Peacock


  • Dr.S. Bhuvaneswari, Assistant Professor, Department Of English, Sourashtra College, Pasumalai, Madurai, India.


contemporary, unfathomable, predicament, portrayal and mismatched marriage.


In Indian English Literature, Anita Desai is one of the most powerful contemporary Indian Novelists. She is concerned towards the inner characters of her world. She tries to look for the unfathomable requirements, emotions and feelings felt by her characters and shown them as the influencing aspect behind their action. She chiefly portrays the predicament of modern woman in the hands of man dominated society where she makes an attempt to voice herself. She basically portrays the inequality in characters which affect the relationship of man and woman. Cry, the peacock is a maiden novel and it presents a mismatched marriage life of the protagonist, Maya. She is married to Gautama, an honourable lawyer, who is elder than her twice. The peacock’s cry is an inference of Maya’s agonized cry for love and life.



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Bhuvaneswari, D. (2019). Marital Incompatibility in Anita Desai’s Cry, the Peacock. SMART MOVES JOURNAL IJELLH , 7(2), 7. Retrieved from