Author : Anita Desai
Translator : Sheela Shobha Shiva
Anita Desai’s novel ‘Fire on the Mountain’ (1977), got very popular in 1978 this novel was awarded the Sahitya Akademi , The writer has aesthetically woven the story of the oppressed lives and the tensions in the lives of three women. This story takes place at Kasauli in the cold atmosphere at the hill top near Shimla the writer has beautifully painted the pictures of nature, living beings and greenery. She studied English literature at the Delhi University. The peacock (1973), voices of the city (1975), In custody (1984), fasting feasting (1999), are her other popular works of literature.