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Fasting, Feasting | Study Guide

Anita Desai

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Overview

Author

Anita Desai

Year Published

1999

Type

Novel

Genre

Fiction

Perspective and Narrator

Fasting, Feasting is told from a third-person omniscient perspective by an anonymous narrator.

Tense

Fasting, Feasting shifts between the past and present tenses.

About the Title

Food plays a vital role in the novel, which is set in both India and the United States. The title Fasting, Feasting has cultural and religious implications. Fasting refers to the physical act of refraining from eating. Feasting refers to the consumption of food. In both the Christian and Hindu religions, fasting helps achieve spiritual oneness with God(s), and feasting is an act of religious celebration and gratitude.

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