8 Feb Sexy, surprising, and subversively wise, Babyji is the story of Anamika Sharma, a spirited student growing up in Delhi. At school she is an ace. 24 Jan Anamika’s the kind of girl her traditional peers aren’t quite sure about: is the sexually precocious heroine of Dawesar’s second novel (after. Babyji. Set in s Delhi, the novel revolves around the sexual adventures of Anamika. Babyji Abha Dawesar. “I had split myself like an atom into many.

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The main character is a ‘Mary Sue’, clever enough to get through every problem, and everything turns up roses for her. Anamika is in her final year at school, where she is Head Prefect, a position of honour and responsibility.

But Babyji is a coming-of-age story with a twist. At the same time her moral relativism is of a youthful kind, where every new experience she has is likely to trigger a change in her outlook on the human condition. Want to Read saving…. Refresh and try again. The treatment of women is another theme, explored even through Anamika’s nature.


Feb 08, Pages Buy. I rolled off of her with the sweet exhaustion of a man who has just hunted his dinner animal. Too bad I didn’t read this when I was The Man Booker Prize shortlist is here.

Babyji by Abha Dawesar

Free of the burden of knowledge and therefore of any morality babhji proceeds from knowledge. It’s probably a better book for the adult market rather than YA. Nov 02, Vegan rated it it was amazing. This is interesting fiction narrative style by the school going girl Anamika Sharma and her adventures. Then I bit her cheek as if I were biting an apple. IMO ; the writing and the character is so surface-y, that you can easily skip through the Indian references just because they’re so there-just-for-the-heck-of-it.

Jan 24, Edward Creter rated it it was amazing Shelves: Set in s DelhiIndiait recounts the coming of age and the sexual adventures and fantasies of a year-old bespectacled schoolgirl, the only child of a Brahmin family.

Other editions – View all Babyji: So the protagonist is a physics enthusiast! The part that struck me the most was the simultaneous utter The only problem was the ending. Her thought processes, her unpredictable moods, her erratic babjji all felt very true to being a teenager and discovering yourself.


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She felt like India, a mysterious country thousands of years old. A bi-curious lesbian, perhaps.

Adit had kissed me in the morning The power dynamics are complicated: But it’s a fast, easy read. And of course, the LGBT community jumped at babyni novel that embraces same-sex love in a non-Western setting.

She has passion for her studies, particularly physics, and draws analogies between her growing self-awareness and quantum physics.

Apr 10, Sheila rated it it was amazing. My library Help Advanced Book Search. Babyji was such a contradiction in terms, conveying too much respect that the age of a child doesn’t warrant.