University of Texas, Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center

Anita Desai:

A Preliminary Inventory of Her Collection in the Manuscript Collection at the Harry Ransom Center



Creator: Desai, Anita, 1937-
Title: Anita Desai Collection
Dates: 1958-2013
Abstract: Manuscripts for Anita Desai's published works make up a significant portion of this collection, which also includes materials concerning public appearances, awards, and writings about her works.
Extent: 50 boxes, 6 oversize boxes (29.5 linear feet)
Language: English, French, Italian, and Urdu
Repository: The University of Texas at Austin, Harry Ransom Center

Scope and Contents

Manuscripts for Anita Desai's published works make up a significant portion of this collection, which also includes materials concerning public appearances, awards, and writings about her works. The collection is organized into two series: I. Works, 1958-2013; and II. Career Related Materials, 1962-2013.

The Works Series is divided into four subseries: A. Major Works, B. Short Stories, C. Introductions and Prefaces, and D. Articles and Reviews, with items within the subseries arranged alphabetically by title. Included are manuscripts and typescripts in various stages of editing and revision, such as Desai’s award-winning novels Baumgartner’s Bombay, Fire on the Mountain, Clear Light of Day, In Custody, and Fasting, Feasting. The latter three were short-listed for the Booker Prize in 1980, 1984, and 1999, respectively. In Custody was also made into a film by Merchant Ivory Productions in 1993. The short stories include works published as early as 1958, preceding her first novel by several years. Desai’s work on introductions for books by authors from Anne Brontë to Salman Rushdie and several articles addressing the treatment of women and children around the world are also present. Correspondence directly related to her works has been maintained with the respective work throughout the series and subsequently arranged alphabetically by author.

The Career Related Material is also divided into four subseries: A. Speeches, Interviews, Lectures, and Radio; B. Honors and Public Appearances; C. Articles and Reviews of Desai; and D. Correspondence, Finances, and Other Papers. Included are materials from the PEN International Writer's Day conference and the Flair Symposium, both from 1994. Present as well are her honorary degrees, in addition to publicity materials from her awards, including the Royal Society of Literature Award in 1977 and the Sahitya Akademi Fellowship in 2007, and clippings on her works and career from around the world. Correspondence in this series is more general and does not address any single work, and includes letters between Desai and her first English publisher, Peter Owen. Her royalty statements and tax information are also present along with subsequent correspondence.

The collection does not contain materials related to Desai's personal life or her career as a professor, though it does several theses written by students on the subject of Desai’s work. Access to those papers is restricted.


Restrictions

Access:

Open for research


Related Material

Additional Desai materials at the Ransom Center are present in the Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. Records and the Peter Owen Ltd. Records.


Separated Material

Books, digital material, moving images, and sound recordings have been transferred to other collections within the Ransom Center.


Administrative Information

Acquisition:

Purchases, 1989-2013 (R11751, R12773, R13947, R16481, 13-10-003-P)

Processed by:

Jonathan Reynolds, 2007; Elizabeth E. Preston, 2017


Folder List

Series I. Works, 1958-2013

Subseries A. Major Works, 1965-2012
The Artist of Disappearance (2011)
Box
22.1-22.4 Correspondence, 2009-2012
Box
22.5 Typescript with corrections
The Artist of Disappearance
Box
22.6 Handwritten and typescript drafts, 2006-2010
Box
22.7 Typescript drafts, 2010
The Museum of Final Journeys
Box
22.8-22.9 Handwritten and typescript drafts, 2009-2010
Box
23.1 Typescripts drafts, 2010
Translator Translated
Box
23.2-23.4 Handwritten and typescript drafts, 2009-2010
Baumgartner's Bombay (1988)
Box
1.1-1.2 Handwritten drafts
Box
1.3-1.4 Typescript with author’s revisions
Box
1.5-1.6 Typescripts
Box
21 Page proofs with corrections (removed to oversize box 21)
Box
2.1 Notes
Box
2.2 Dust jacket proof
Screenplay
Box
2.3 Screenplay for Gary Dvorkin
Box
23.5 Correspondence, 1997-1999
Box
23.6 Screenplay, 1997-1998
Box
23.7 Screenplay, January, 1999
Box
24.1 Screenplay, July 1998
Bye-Bye, Blackbird (1968) (a.k.a. O England’s Green and Grisly Land, a.k.a. Indians in London)
Box
2.5 1st handwritten draft
Box
2.6 Handwritten draft with notes
Box
2.7 Typescript
Box
2.8 Typescript with notes
Box
2.9 Dust jacket proof
Box
2.10 Correspondence
Cat on a Houseboat (1976)
Box
2.11 Handwritten draft, typescript, and correspondence
Clear Light of Day (1980) (a.k.a. Summer Noon Sun)
Box
2.12 Handwritten draft in 5 notebooks
Box
3.1 Handwritten draft
Box
3.2 Typescript
Box
3.3 Dust jacket proof
Box
3.4-3.5 Correspondence
Box
24.2 Carbon typescript
Cry, the Peacock (1963)
Box
3.6 Handwritten draft
Box
3.7 Dust jacket proof
Box
3.8 Correspondence
Diamond Dust and Other Stories (2000)
Box
24.3 Correspondence, 1999
Box
24.4-24.5 Handwritten draft
Box
24.6-24.7 Typescript (photocopy)
Box
24.8-25.1 Typescript with corrections
Box
25.2 Page proofs
Box
25.3-25.4 Typescripts
Box
25.5 Dust jacket proofs
Box
25.6 HQ Magazine featuring The Artist’s Life, 2001
Box
25.7 Publicity, 2009
Box
25.8 Granta featuring Five Hours to Simla, 1997
Box
26.1 Granta correspondence, Five Hours to Simla, 1997
Box
26.2 Tepoztlán Tomorrow, drafts with corrections, 2001
Fasting, Feasting (1999)
Box
26.3-26.4 Handwritten drafts
Box
26.5 Typescript with revisions, 1996
Box
Box
26.6 Typescript, 1999
Box
26.7 Typescript, 1999
Box
27.1 Typescript, 1999
Box
56 Proof with corrections, 1999 (oversize material)
Box
27.2 Notes, revisions, and correspondence
Box
27.3 Publicity tour
Box
27.4 Dust jacket proofs
Fire on the Mountain (1977)
Box
3.9 Notes
Box
3.10 Handwritten draft
Box
4.1 Handwritten draft in a notebook; also contains ‘2nd drafts of poems’
Box
4.2 Two typescripts
Box
4.3 Page proofs with revisions
Box
4.4 Dust jacket proofs (1 for Swedish edition)
Box
4.5-4.6 Correspondence
Games at Twilight and Other Stories (1978)
Box
4.7 Games at Twilight, handwritten draft and three typescripts
Private Tuition by Mr. Bose, handwritten draft, four typescripts, published pages from Indian Literature, and clipping from The Telegraph, 11 July 1992
Studies in the Park, two handwritten drafts and five typescripts
Surface Textures, handwritten draft, six typescripts, and a screenplay
Sale, five typescripts
Pineapple Cake, two handwritten drafts and three typescripts
Box
4.8 The Accompanist, drafts and French version in Le Serpent a Plumes, Autumn 1991
A Devoted Son, two handwritten drafts and six typescripts
The Farewell Party, two handwritten drafts and five typescripts
Pigeons at Daybreak, two handwritten drafts and four typescripts
Scholar and Gypsy, three handwritten drafts and two typescripts
Box
4.9 Notes and dust jacket proofs
Box
4.10 Correspondence
In Custody (1984)
Box
5.1 Handwritten draft with notes
Box
5.2-5.3 Two typescripts with revisions
Box
5.4 Notes for revisions
Box
5.5 Typescript
Box
5.6 Audio-book version
Box
5.7 Dust jacket proofs
Screenplay
Film treatment
Box
5.8 Handwritten and typescript draft
Box
5.9 Typescripts with notes
Box
6.1 Edited typescript with notes
Box
6.2 Draft 3 typescript
Urdu version, typescript
Box
6.3 Draft 1
Box
6.4 Draft 2
Box
6.5 Subtitles typescripts
Box
6.6 Subtitles typescript with notes
Box
6.7 Subtitles typescript with handwritten Urdu translation
Box
6.8 Synopses
Box
6.9 Correspondence
Journey to Ithaca (1995)
Box
7.1 Notes, articles, clippings, and draft fragments
Box
7.2 Notes in calendar
Box
7.3 Handwritten draft in three notebooks
Box
7.4-7.5 Typescript with revisions
Box
8.1 Typescript with revisions
Box
8.2 Notes for revisions
Box
8.3 Dust jacket proofs (oversize removed to box 19)
Box
8.4 Correspondence
The Peacock Garden (1974)
Box
8.5 Handwritten draft
Box
8.6 Three typescripts of earlier drafts
Box
8.7 Typescript of later draft
Box
8.8 Illustrations and dust jacket proofs (oversize removed to box 21)
Box
8.9 Correspondence
The Village by the Sea (1982) (a.k.a. Coconut Days)
Box
8.10 Notes and map
Box
8.11 Handwritten draft
Box
8.12 Typescript with notes
Box
8.13 BBC broadcast read by Saeed Jaffrey
Box
8.14 Excerpt for Provincials Reviews Exam
Box
9.1 Dust jacket proof
Box
9.2-9.3 Correspondence
Screenplay
Film treatment
Box
9.4 First handwritten draft
Box
9.5 Second handwritten draft and typescript
Box
9.6 Notes on production
Box
9.7 Original scripts of the six episodes
Box
9.8 Correspondence
Voices in the City (1965)
Box
9.9 Abandoned, handwritten draft
Box
9.10 First handwritten draft
Box
9.11 Second handwritten draft
Box
9.12 Dust jacket proof
Box
9.13 Correspondence
Where Shall We Go This Summer (1975)
Box
10.1-10.2 Drafts
Box
10.3 Typescripts
Box
10.4 Dust jacket proof
Box
10.5 Correspondence
The Zigzag Way (2004)
Box
27.5 Correspondence
Box
27.6 Dust jacket proofs
Box
27.7-27.8 Handwritten drafts, 2004
Box
27.9 Typescript with revisions, version 1, 2003
Box
28.1 Typescript with revisions, version 2, 2003
Box
28.2 Typescript with revisions, 2004
Box
28.3 Typescript with inserts, 2004
Box
28.4-28.5 Typescript with revisions, 2004
Box
29.1 Final typescript, 2004
Box
29.2 ‘British page proof—for reference,’ 2004
Box
29.3 Page proof, author’s marked set, 2004-2005
Box
29.4 Publicity materials, 2005
Box
29.5 Setting copy, master, 2004-2005
Subseries B. Short Stories, 1958-2007
Box
29.6 The Accompanist (1975), published in Quest
Box
10.6 After the Wedding, typescript
Bound Feet (1968), handwritten drafts
A Day in an Ashram, handwritten draft and research material
Descent from the Roof-top, (1970), handwritten and typescript drafts
Box
29.7 A Devoted Son (2007)
Box
10.6 An Examination (1960), three typescripts
Frozen in Froya (1993), notes, drafts, typescript, and published French version
Box
10.7 Ghost House (1961), handwritten draft and typescripts
Grandmother (1960), handwritten draft
How Gentle is the Mist (1958), three typescripts
Box
29.8 The Landing (2006)
Box
10.7 Mr. Bose’s Private Bliss (1961), handwritten and typescript drafts
Box
29.9 Mr. Bose’s Private Bliss (1962), published in Writers Workshop 10
Box
10.7 Mr. Bose’s Private Prayer (1969), handwritten and typescript drafts
Poetry Reading in Bombay, typescript
The Prisoner (1974), handwritten and typescript drafts
Box
29.10 Private Tuition by Mr. Bose (1998), German translation
Box
10.7 The Red Cross Plane, handwritten and typescript drafts
Box
10.7, 29.11 Rohan’s Magic Pictures, handwritten and typescript drafts and correspondence
Box
10.8 The Sun, the River, and a _____ Night, handwritten draft
Threatened (1974), handwritten and typescript drafts
To Sell a Picture (1961), two handwritten drafts
Untitled, four handwritten drafts
Notes and fragments; lists of stories and publishers; and correspondence
Subseries C. Introductions and Prefaces, 1985-2012
Box
10.9 Agnes Grey, by Anne Brontë (1990 edition), handwritten draft, typescript, and correspondence (page proofs removed to oversize box 21)
Box
30.1 Arctic Summer, by E. M. Forster (2003 edition), correspondence and drafts
Box
30.11 Baumgartner’s Bombay (1998), Italian translation, correspondence and drafts
Box
30.2 Calcutta, by Krishna Dutta (2002), correspondence and drafts
Box
30.3 Daughters of the Vicar, by D. H. Lawrence (2004 edition), correspondence and drafts
Box
30.4 Essays on India, by Carlo Levi (2007), correspondence and drafts
Box
10.10, 30.5 Eye to Eye, edited by Vanessa Baird (1996), notes, handwritten draft, typescript with revisions, and typescript of final draft
Box
30.6 Harsha plays (2007-2012), correspondence and drafts
Box
10.11, 30.7-30.8 The Home and the World, by Rabindranath Tagore (1985 edition), notes, handwritten draft, and typescript
Box
30.9 India: A Traveler’s Literary Companion (2009-2010), correspondence and drafts
Box
10.12 Midnight’s Children, by Salman Rushdie (1995 edition), notes, drafts, typescripts, and correspondence
Box
10.13 Noon in Calcutta, edited by Krishna Dutta and Andrew Robinson (1992), notes, handwritten draft, typescripts, correspondence, and dust jacket proof
Box
11.1, 30.12 The Post Office, by Rabindranath Tagore (1996 edition), notes drafts, typescript, copy of play, and correspondence with illustrations for publication
Box
11.2 The Quilt and Other Stories, by Ismat Chughtai (1994 edition), notes, handwritten drafts, typescript, and correspondence with a book catalog
Box
11.3 Rabindranath Tagore: Selected Short Stories, translated by Krishna Dutta and Mary Lago (1991), drafts, typescripts, and a dust jacket proof
Box
30.13-30.14 Rabindranath Tagore: The Myriad-Minded Man, by Krishna Dutta and Andrew Robinson (2008), correspondence and drafts
Box
30.10 The Sign of the Golden Wheel, by Sangharakshita (1996)
Box
11.4 Sunlight on a Broken Column, by Attia Hosain (1988 edition), drafts, typescript, and correspondence
Box
11.5 The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, by Anne Brontë (1991 edition), handwritten draft and typescript
Box
11.6 The Turkish Embassy Letters, by lady Mary Wortley Montagu, edition by Malcolm Jack (1993), notes on notepad, drafts, typescript, correspondence, and page proofs with revisions
Box
30.15 The Village by the Sea, by Anita Desai (2002 edition),drafts
Box
30.16 Words are Stones, by Carlo Levi (2005), correspondence and drafts
Subseries D. Articles and Reviews by Desai, 1960-2013
Articles, 1969-1996 (oversize material removed to box 56)
Box
11.7 A-H
Box
11.8 I-Z
Box
30.17-31.4 Articles and reviews, 1997-2003
Box
31.5 A-F, 1983-2005
Box
31.6 H-L, 1983-2005
Box
32.1 M-O, 1983-2005
Box
32.2 R-Z, 1983-2005
Box
32.3 Cambridge anniversary, essay, 2007
Box
32.4 First and Last Renaissance Man From Bengal
Box
32.5 Footsteps on Water, in Wasafiri, 2009
Box
32.6 Forever Simla, in Observer Colour Magazine
Box
11.9-11.10 In Manggis, for UNICEF: State of the World’s Children 1994, drafts, typescripts, notes, correspondence, and support material
Box
32.7 Miranda House, University of Delhi, essay, 2008
Box
32.8 Modern Indian Writing: From the Cave to a Bazaar, in Graphiti, 2007
Box
32.9-32.10 Monsoon, by Ranjani Shettar and Anita Desai, 2012-2013
Box
33.1 Murder your Darlings, in Prospect, 2012
Box
33.2 National Geographic Traveler, 2000
Box
33.3 Obituary for Professor P. Lal, 2010
Box
33.4 Outlook, 2008
Box
33.5 Quando il libro ‘sale’ sul grande schermo…, in Diario, 2006
Box
11.11 In Quest of Delhi’s Past (published as Echoes of a Princely Past in a Many layered City), for New York Times (1989), drafts, typescripts, computer printouts, and notes
Box
33.6 Il racconto della grande scrittrice…, in Fondamenta, 2001
Box
33.7 The Rage for the Raj, in The New Republic, 1997
Box
33.8 The Raj and the Festival, in The Times
Box
33.9 Rajiv Gandhi, in The Times, 1985
Box
12.1 Raj Quartet, for the New Republic (1985), drafts, correspondence, and research materials
Box
12.2 Rajiv Gandhi, for Life (1985), notes, drafts, and a profile of Gandhi
Box
33.10-33.11 The Sensation of Infinity, in Preservation Magazine, 2001-2002
Box
33.12 A Sense of Place, 2012
Box
33.13 Various Lives, in the Washington Post, 2000
Box
33.14 Vislumbres contribution, 2008
Box
33.15 The Woman and the Novelist, in The Journal of Indian Writing in English, 1981
Box
33.16 Women and Fiction in India
Box
12.3 Women in Norway, for Women: A World Report (1985), drafts, typescripts, support material, and correspondence
Box
33.17 Women Writers, in Quest, 1970
Box
12.4, 34.1 Untitled, drafts
Reviews, 1960-2013
Box
12.5 Notes for various reviews on a pad
Box
12.6 A-E
Box
12.7 F-I
Box
12.8 J-R
Box
13.1 S-Z
Box
34.2 A-D, 1980-2005
Box
34.3 E-K, 1980-2003
Box
34.4 L-M, 1980-2005
Box
34.5 O-R, 1980-2005
Box
34.6 S, 1980-2005
Box
35.1 T, 1980-2005
Box
35.2 Calcutta, by Amit Chaudhuri, 2013
Box
35.3 Delhi, the Built Heritage: A Listing, by Ratish Nanda, Narayani Gupta, and O. P. Jain, 2001
Box
35.4 Francisco Toledo, by Catherine Lampert and Carlos Monsiváis, eds., 2000
Box
35.5 Great Soul: Mahatma Gandhi and His Struggle with India, by Joseph Lelyveld, 2010-2011
Box
35.6 The Hamilton Case, by Michelle de Kretser, 2004
Box
35.7 Midnight’s Children, by Salman Rushdie, 1981
Box
35.8 Never Let Me Go, by Kazuo Ishiguro, 2005
Box
35.9 New Ways to Kill Your Mother, by Colm Tóibín, 2012
Box
35.10 Spring, Heat, Rains: A South Indian Diary, by David Shulman, 2009
Box
36.1 Things I have Been Silent About, by Azar Nafisi, 2008-2009
Box
36.2 Two Lives, by Vikram Seth, 2006
Box
36.3 Virginia Woolf, by Hermione Lee, 1996
Box
13.2 Women and Writing in India, Vol. 1, edited by Susie Thara and K. Lalita, and Truth Tales, edited by Kalie (1991), drafts, typescripts, galley proofs, notes, and correspondence
Box
13.3 Women Writing in India, Vol. 2, edited by Susie Thara and K. Lalita (1993), handwritten draft, typescripts, galley proof, and correspondence
Box
54 New York Review of Books, published reviews, 1992-2013 (oversize material)
Times Higher Education Supplement, published reviews, 1997-1998 (oversize material)



Series II. Career Related Materials, 1962-2013

Subseries A. Speeches, Interviews, Lectures, and Radio, 1982-2013
Acceptance speeches
Box
13.4 Hadassah Magazine Prize, 1988, handwritten draft; University of North London Honorary Degree, 1995, handwritten draft, correspondence, and program
Box
13.5 Interview by Feroza Jussawalla, October 1990, typescript and correspondence
Interviews and profiles
Box
36.4 1979-1980
Box
36.5-37.2 1997-2006
Box
37.3 2007-2008
Box
37.4 2009-2012
Box
37.5 Conversations With Writers, Radio 3, 1998
Box
37.6 First City, 2008
Box
37.7 The Guardian, 2011
Box
37.8 Imprint Magazine, 1984
Box
37.9 Release of Midnight’s Children film, 2012
Box
37.10 Raj Reversal, Sunday, 1988
Box
37.11 Wasafiri, 2010
Fellowships, conferences, and workshops
Box
37.12 Bogliasco Foundation, 1999-2002
Box
38.1 Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, 1995-1996
Box
38.2 Civitella Ranieri, 1997-1999
Box
38.8 Creative Arts Courses in North Cornwall, 1999
Box
38.4-38.5 Fondamenta, 2001
Box
38.6 Great River Arts Institute, 1999
Box
38.7 Liguria Study Center for the Arts and Humanities, 2000
Box
38.8 Linea d’Ombra, 1987
Box
38.9 National Museum of Women in the Arts Literary Series, 1998
Box
38.10 New York Public Library, 2001
Box
38.11-38.12 Sahitya Akademi, 2007
Box
38.13-39.1 Santa Maddalena Foundation Retreat for Botanists and Writers, 1999-2001, 2003
Box
39.2 Sidney Harman Writer-in-Residence Program, Baruch College, 2002-2003, 2008
Box
39.3 Writers Workshop Two, Symposium, 1960
Lectures
Box
37.4-39.5 Lectures, 1986-2003
Box
13.6 Various, handwritten drafts and typescripts
Box
Box
39.6 EACLALS conference, 2007-2008
Box
13.7 Edinburgh Book Festival, 1983, typescripts, correspondence, and clippings
Box
39.7 Edwin and Jean Corle Memorial Lecture, UCSB, 1998
Box
39.8 Entre tradition et Modernité, 2013
Box
13.8 Flair Symposium, November 1994, handwritten draft, correspondence, and conference materials
Box
39.9 Frances Steloff Lecture at Skidmore College, 2003
Box
39.10 Granta Celebrates India’s Golden Jubilee, 1997
Box
39.11 Hely Hutchison Lecture, Trinity College, Dublin, 2007-2008
Box
39.12 International Literacy Day, 1997
Box
13.9 International Parliament of Writers, September 1994, typescript, conference materials, invitation from Portuguese President Mario Soares, and clippings
Box
39.13 KAMA ’97, 1997
Box
13.10 Linea d’Ombra Associzione Italo-Britannica, March 1990. Freedom and Suppression, drafts and typescript; Wealthy and Poverty, typescript; Correspondence and clippings in Italian
Box
13.11 Neil Gunn International Fellowship, 1994, handwritten drafts, typescripts, correspondence, conference materials, photographs, and clippings
Box
39.14 Oxford University Maglis, 1996
Box
13.12 PEN International Writer’s Day, March 1994, handwritten drafts, typescript, notes and conference materials
Box
39.15 Rochester Arts and Lectures, 2001
Box
40.1 Rockefeller College Master’s Lunch
Box
40.2 Third World Views of the Holocaust, 2001
Box
14.1 UNESCO Nordic Workshop, November 1982, typescript, correspondence and photographs, conference materials, and open letter to the President of Kenya about censorship
Box
14.2 Version Française, October 1991, 2 handwritten drafts, conference material, and invitation from French President François Mitterand
Box
40.3 Women in Writing
Literary festivals
Box
40.4 Literary festivals, 1979-2009
Box
40.5-40.6 Invitations, 1995-2012
Box
40.7 Agnes Scott College Writers’ Festival, 2008-2010
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40.8 Aukland Writers and Readers Festival, 2013
Box
40.9 Blue Metropolis Literary Festival, 2001
Box
40.10 Brighton Festival of Literature and Debate, 1994
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40.11 Brooklyn Book Festival, 2009
Box
40.12 Charleston Festival, 2000
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40.13 Cheltenham International Festival of Music, 2000
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40.14 Chicago Humanities Festival, 2000
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40.15 Cúirt International Festival of Literature, 2002
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40.16 Danish Book Fair, 2000
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40.17 Dedica, 2006
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41.1-41.2 Edinburgh International Book Festival, 2000, 2004
Box
41.3 FEMI ’97, 1997
Box
41.4-41.5 Festivaletteratura, 1998, 2002-2003
Box
41.6 Harborfront Reading Series, 1998
Box
41.7 Hay Festival of Literature and the Arts, 1999
Box
41.8 International Book Week (Munich), 2002
Box
41.9-41.10 International Festival of Authors, 2000
Box
41.11 Internationales Literaturfestival (Berlin), 2003
Box
41.12 Miami Book Fair International, 1997
Box
41.13-42.1 La Milanesiana, 2009
Box
42.2 Prague Writers’ Festival, 2012
Box
42.3 South Asian Literary and Theater Arts Festival, 2005
Box
42.4 Sydney Writers’ Festival, 2013
Box
42.5 Times of India Literary Carnival, 2012
Box
42.6 UBUD Writers’ and Readers’ Festival, 2006
Box
42.7 Ways With Words, 2000, 2012
Box
42.8 West Cork Literary Festival, 2012
Box
14.3 Radio broadcasts, handwritten drafts, typescripts, and correspondence
Subseries B. Honors and Public Appearances, 1977-2013
Honors
Box
42.9-43.2 Awards, 2000-2006
Box
43.3 Alberto Moravia Award for Foreign Literature, 1999
Box
43.4 ALOA Literary Award, 1993
Box
14.4, 43.13 Booker McConnell Prize, 1980, invitations, press releases, correspondence, and clippings
Box
43.5 Ca ‘Foscari Prize, 2008
Box
43.6 E. M. Forster Award, 1997, 2011
Box
43.7 Grinzane Cavour Prize, 1993
Box
43.8 Guiseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa Prize, 2006
Box
14.5 Harold U. Ribalow Prize, 19889, invitation
Box
43.10-43.11 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, 1998, 2003-2004
Box
43.12 Literary Lights, Associates of the Boston Public Library, 2001
Box
44.1 Padma Awards, 1989
Box
14.5 Royal Society of Literature Award, 1977, correspondence
Box
43.9 University of Leeds Honorary Doctor of Letters, 2006-2007
Box
14.6 University of Sussex Honorary Degree, 1994, itinerary, program, correspondence, and photographs
Public appearances
Box
14.7-14.8 Conference materials, programs, itineraries, correspondence, and badges, 1985-1995
Box
44.2-44.4 Public appearances, 1999-2006
Box
14.9 Asian Short Story Competition Judging, 1982, notes, correspondence, and clippings
Box
14.10 Commonwealth Institute Seminar, July 1982, program, correspondence, and clippings
Box
44.5 Fasting, Feasting promotional tour to Madrid and Barcelona, 2009
Box
44.6 In print Reading Series, 2007
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14.11 Indo-U. S. Subcommission on Education and Culture Visitorship Program, 1984, itinerary, flier, and correspondence
Box
14.12 International Festival of Authors, 1987, 1995, itinerary, flier, and list of participants (clippings removed to oversize box 20)
Box
44.7 May Blockbusters, Wheeler Centre, 2013
Box
44.8 MIT School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences colloquium, 2000
Box
45.1-45.2 Read! Singapore reading, 2008
Box
45.3 Sahitya Akademi, Meet the Author event, 1992
Box
45.4 The Sorbonne, 2008-2009
Subseries C. Writings, Articles, and Reviews of Desai, 1963-2012
Box
15.1 Autobiographical writings and publicity photographs, nine handwritten drafts, three typescripts, and twelve photographs
Box
15.2 Student theses, 5 typescripts
Box
15.3 Clear Light of Day, by Laura Omaggi, bound typescript in Italian and transcript of dissertation interview
Box
15.4, 45.6 Articles, clippings, and photocopies (oversize removed to box 20 and 56)
Box
15.5-15.6 Articles in foreign languages, clippings and photocopies
Box
15.7, 45.9-46.1 Book catalogs, 1963-1995, 1999-2005
Box
45.7 Photographs, 2003
Reviews (oversize removed to box 56)
The Artist of Disappearance
Box
46.8-46.10 Clippings and photocopies, 2011-2012
Baumgartner’s Bombay
Box
16.1-16.3 Clippings and photocopies
Box
16.4 Radio broadcasts, typescripts
Box
16.5 Bye-bye Blackbird, clippings
Box
16.6-16.7, 46.11-46.12 Clear Light of Day, clippings and photocopies
Cry, the Peacock
Box
17.1 Typescript and clippings
Box
17.2 Scrapbook of clippings
Diamond Dust
Box
46.13-46.14 Clippings and photocopies, 2000
Fasting, Feasting
Box
46.15 Clippings and photocopies, 1999
Box
17.3 Fire on the Mountain, clippings and photocopies
Box
17.4 Games at Twilight, clippings and photocopies
In Custody
Box
17.5 For novel, clippings and photocopies
Box
47.1 Review in French
Box
17.6 For film, clippings and photocopies
Box
17.7 Journey to Ithaca, clippings and photocopies
Box
17.8 Peacock Garden, clippings and photocopies
Box
18.1 Village by the Sea, clippings and photocopies
Box
18.2 Voices in the City, clippings and photocopies
Box
18.3 Where Shall We Go This Summer?, clippings and photocopies
Box
20 Oversize reviews, clippings, and photocopies
Works by Others
Box
46.2 Fire on the Mountain and Games at Twilight, Masterworks of Asian Literature, by Robin Jared Lewis
Box
46.3 Perspectives on Anita Desai, by Ramesh K. Srivastava, ed., 1985
Box
46.4 Poetic Logic in the Panchatantra and Arabian Nights, by Ferial Ghazoul, 1983
Box
46.5 A Reader’s Guide: Anita Desai
Box
46.6 Selected Poems, by Rabindranath Tagore, translated by William Radice, 1985, photocopied pages
Box
46.7 Screenplay by Ravi Shakar
Subseries D. Correspondence, Finances, and Other Papers, 1962-2012
Correspondence
Box
47.2 Thank you letters,1997-2006
Box
47.3 Correspondence, 1979-2009
Box
47.4-47.8 Correspondence, 1981-2012
Box
18.4 Outgoing, 1964-1996
Box
18.5 Incoming, 1971-1995
Box
18.6 Erdman, Joan, 1992
Box
18.7 Peter Owen, Ltd., 1962-1974
Box
18.8 Third-party, 1963-1996
Box
47.9, 51.16 Random House India, 2007-2010
Box
51.4 Center for Asian Studies, University of Texas, 1990-1993
Box
51.5 Dust jacket proofs for re-released works
Box
51.6 The Endangered Valley: A Study of the Doon Eco-System, 1991
Box
18.9 Financial papers and correspondence, 1963-1986
Box
48.2-51.3 Financial papers, 1976-2007
Box
51.7 Gandhi, Rajiv, visit to Goa, 1985
Box
51.8 Géo Magazine
Box
51.9 Music Theatre Wales, Jane Eyre program, 2000
Box
51.10-51.11 Newsletters, 2001, 2008
Box
51.12 Notebook, 1965
Box
51.13 Notes, undated
Box
51.14 Notes and correspondence withdrawn from books transferred to HRC Library
Box
56 La Nouvel Observateur, anniversary lithograph, 1994 (oversize material)
Other papers
Box
18.10* Book catalogs; clippings; oversize poster of Revolving Routes, by Gulam Mohammed Sheikh, 1981 (*removed to box 21)
Box
51.15 Publication poster for Kalila and Dimna, by Ramsay Wood, 1980
Box
52.1 Span Magazine, 1968, 1974
Box
52.2 Track list for audio recording, 2000
Box
52.3 Wasafiri Magazine, 25th Anniversary Issue, 2008-2009
Box
52.4 Wee Wisdom: A Magazine for Boys and Girls, 1947, 1948
Box
19-21; 54-56 Oversize materials
Oversize materials
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55 Akabway, Stephen B. et al. Integrated English: A Course for Ugandan Secondary Schools. Kampala: Macmillan Uganda, 1996.
Bott, Anthony et al. Reflections: Texts from Asia for the Middle Secondary English Classroom. Carlton, Australia: Curriculum Corporation, 1998.
Buckton, Chris, Pie Corbett, and Gil Matthews. Focus English: Teachers’ Anthology 6. Oxford: Heinemann Educational Publishers, 1998.
Milliken, Susan. The Way Ahead in English, 2nd edition. Singapore: SNP Education, 1997.
O’Connor, John and Roy Blatchford. English Essentials: Differentiated Comprehension for SATs. Harlow, Great Britain: Addison Wesley Longman Ltd., 1998.
Prentice Hall Literature: The British Tradition. Boston, MA: Pearson Prentice Hall, 2007.
Prentice Hall Literature: Platinum. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall Inc., 1994.
Reed Education and Professional Publishing Ltd. Password English Textbook 4. Aylesbury, Great Britain: Ginn and Company, 1998
Sanga, Jaina C., ed. South Asian Literature in English. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2004.
Lelyveld, Joseph. Great Soul: Mahatma Gandhi and His Struggle with India. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2011. (bound proof, contains notations in pencil by AD)
South Asian Review: Colonial Studies 1880-1947 25, no. 1 (2004).
South Asian Review 26, no. 2 (2005).
Writers Workshop 1-5, bound multivolume edition (1960-1961).
Mathur, Divya, ed. Odyssey: Stories by Indian Women Writers Settled Abroad. New Delhi: Star Publications (PVT) Ltd, 1998.
Note a Margine. Pordenone: Dedicafestival, 2010.