1. THE INHERITANCE OF LOSS
GENRE – NOVEL
PAGES – 335
This is second novel, which is written by Kiran Desai, published in 2006 and won many awards. This novel’s story revolves around the “Sai”, the granddaughter of Jemubhai (a judge) who lives Himalaya’s mountainous “kalimpong” and wants to retire in peace and another one “Biju” the Jemubhai’s cook’s son, an illegal Indian immigrants work in restaurant in New York city to earn money and live a new life. In this novel each character has own guilt that how have they been living their life till now and want to redemption it. Jemubhai is struggling with his wife murder, which he did, sai and her tutor “Gyan” love each other but can’t marry to him because she belongs to elite class and Jemubhai cooks also worries about his son.
Each character of this books struggle with two worlds one is tradition of India and another is western culture. Through these characters Desai shows that how English Indians has forgotten to live life with our tradition and culture. This is the brilliant novel of Kiran, which applauded hugely across the world that gives reader joy and despair.
2. HULLABALOO IN THE GUAVA ORCHARD
GENRE – FICTION
PAGES – 210
“Hullaballo in the Guava Orchard” is the first novel of Kiran Desai in which she narrate the story of “Sampath Chawla”, born at the shahkot village of Punjab, is young boy who is insincere and run away from his responsibility. After years of failures he decided to leave the village in search of quite place to contemplation, climbs into the guava tree where he gets famous unexpectedly as a clairvoyant, and become a “Holy Man”. Firstly he enjoyed this but later he become weary from all this both the situations brings unlimited humorous consequences. This novel of “Kiran” makes you laugh if you tired reading serious heavy stuff with her amazing blend of allure and humor.