In these stories, desai casts her gaze backward to conjure a fading era.
desai, at her best, offers enchanting, subtle, and deeply observed portraits of layered characters trapped between worlds.
Mr. desai led us at once to the writing room where, cross-legged, sat Mahatma Gandhi.
desai, Dr. Pingale, and a few others who desired the Kriya technique.
A solemn chant led by Mr. desai, with responses from the group; then a Gita reading.