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G. V. Desani


Who is G. V. Desani?

G. V. Desani: Govindas Vishnoodas Desani or G. V. Desani, was a Kenyan-born, British-educated Indian writer and Buddhist philosopher. The son of a merchant, he began his career as a journalist, and achieved fame with the cult novel All About H. Hatterr, considered a fine example of midcentury modernism. He was for a time a university professor in America, and spent many years engaged in meditation at various monasteries. A second volume, Hali and Collected Stories, was published in 1991.

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Google previewAsian Americans: An Encyclopedia of Social, Cultural, Economic, and Political History [3 volumes] (2013)

An Encyclopedia of Social, Cultural, Economic, and Political History by Xiaojian Zhao, Edward J.W. Park Ph.D.

It must be said, however, that America figures very marginally, if at all, in the writing of authors of the greatest distinction who settled in the United States, among them Raja Rao, G. V. Desani, Salman Rushdie, and Amitav Ghosh. Vikram Seth ...

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