Anita Desai

1937 - Today

Anita Desai

Anita Desai, born Anita Mazumdar (born 24 June 1937) is an Indian novelist and the Emerita John E. Burchard Professor of Humanities at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. As a writer she has been shortlisted for the Booker Prize three times. She received a Sahitya Akademi Award in 1978 for her novel Fire on the Mountain, from the Sahitya Akademi, India's National Academy of Letters. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Anita Desai has received more than 678,736 page views. Her biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia making her the 4,082nd most popular writer.

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  • 30

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 1.89

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  • 4.41

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among writers, Anita Desai ranks 4,076 out of 4,883Before her are Philippe Djian, Sergey Gorodetsky, Birgitta Trotzig, Markus Zusak, Vikenty Veresaev, and Peter S. Beagle. After her are Gyula Juhász, Nikolai Aseev, Diane di Prima, Tracy Chevalier, Wilbert Awdry, and Alain Decaux.

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Among people born in 1937, Anita Desai ranks 303Before her are Delia Derbyshire, Jerry Reed, Tony Maggs, Robert Crippen, Svante Thuresson, and Alexandra Zabelina. After her are Fred Akuffo, Garrett Morris, Sergey Ling, Conny Vandenbos, Anna Massey, and Karol J. Bobko.

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In India

Among people born in India, Anita Desai ranks 434 out of 848Before her are Khwaja Ahmad Abbas (1914), Manoj Bajpayee (1969), Neerja Bhanot (1963), Naseeruddin Shah (1949), C. N. R. Rao (1934), and Vijay (1974). After her are Mayawati (1956), Phoolan Devi (1963), Kadambini Ganguly (null), Jamini Roy (1887), Bhairon Singh Shekhawat (1923), and Nana Patekar (1951).

Among WRITERS In India

Among writers born in India, Anita Desai ranks 49Before her are Bhavabhuti (null), R. K. Narayan (1906), Shakuntala Devi (1929), Tarasankar Bandyopadhyay (1898), Arundhati Roy (1961), and Saadat Hasan Manto (1912). After her are Mahadev Desai (1892), Ravindra Prabhat (1969), Muthuswami Dikshitar (1775), Amitav Ghosh (1956), Javed Akhtar (1945), and Ruskin Bond (1934).

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