The Novel In Custody by Anita Desai is significant as Desai here explores the psyche of male protagonist outside the circumscriptions of familial ties and obligations. She makes a departure from her earlier obsessive preoccupation with the interior Landscape of hypersensitive and neurotic women.
Anita Desai's 'In Custody': A Critical Appraisal attempts to decipher even the un-deciphered issues of the novel. It offers an exhaustive critical Commentary on the novel and the novelist. The book, comprising various articles on Indian-English fiction, Anita Desai, her Art of plot construction, theme, characterization, Narrative technique, textual issues, imagery, symbolism, etc. explores Desai's fictional world. It highlights the textual treasure and interpretations in a very simple way for easy comprehension by the readers.
It will be useful to the students and Teachers of English literature, particularly Indian English literature, and researchers in these fields.