Talk:Kiran Desai

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Still a student?[edit]

is Kiran still a Columbia student or not? sources are conflictual... cjs 14:52, 11 October 2006 (UTC)

The article does not say that she is. -Splash - tk 20:20, 11 October 2006 (UTC)

Does she hold an Indian passport ? I do not think her nationality is Indian, her nationality should be "United States". Her ethnicity is Indian.


The translations of her books belong in the books' articles, not here. Moreover, they should be handled by interlanguage links in those articles where they exist. There are hundreds of possible languages, and there is no need to list all, nor indeed very many, of them. There are other-language Wikipedias for that purpose. -Splash - tk 16:07, 12 October 2006 (UTC)


The photo is identified as being "mid-2000s". However, it's identical to the photo on the back cover of the first American edition of "Hullabaloo in the Guava Orchard" (published by Atlantic Monthly Press in 1998). I think that means it must be older than mid-2000s.

Sendhil 17:14, 8 October 2007 (UTC)

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BetacommandBot (talk) 19:20, 2 January 2008 (UTC)

Issue of similarities[edit]

I removed the following passage from the "Awards and recognition" section of the article, as it clearly did not belong there.

If someone has watched the movie 'Guide' starring Dev Anand, Waheeda Rahman, then will surely find many similarities between the movie and the book - Hullabaloo in the Guava Orchard. The hidden plot is same which is a loser becomes a saint. The ending of the book is also abrupt. I wonder how the critics have not pointed out this fact.

This is personal speculation. It's even written in the first person. Does anyone feel like finding some substantiation for this?

Assessment comment[edit]

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I added Indian National Flag next to Nationality and Place of Birth columns.India07 08:44, 27 June 2007 (UTC)

Last edited at 08:44, 27 June 2007 (UTC). Substituted at 21:16, 29 April 2016 (UTC)