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Anita Rau Badami fonds
MsC-141 · Fonds · 1992-2006

Fonds consists of correspondence, drafts, articles, reviews, and other records created and accumulated by Anita Rau Badami in the course of her career as a writer. Includes drafts of her first three novels: Tamarind Mem (1997), The Hero’s Walk and Can You Hear the Nightbird Call?. There are no records related to her last novel, Tell it to the Trees (2011). The records have been arranged in the following four series: Personal records (1992-2003); Tamarind Mem (1994-2001); The Hero’s Walk (1999-2005); Can You Hear the Nightbird Call? (2003-2006).

Badami, Anita Rau
Personal records
MsC-141-0-1 · Series · 1992-2003
Part of Anita Rau Badami fonds

Series consists of correspondence and other records pertaining to the career, projects and interests of Anita Rau Badami. Records include her thesis and videocassettes with her interviews. Series also contains invitations to the Vancouver International Writers and Readers Festival and Adelaide Festivals

[Miscellaneous]
MsC-141-0-1-0-0-1 · File · 1992-2000
Part of Anita Rau Badami fonds

Scope and content: File includes handwritten notebook titled “Ideas” with no date and three floppy disks titled “Anita thesis U of C.”, “SM stories children pieces”, and “Latest Kamini main disc”. It includes also congratulations from the Department of English of the University of Calgary regarding her M.A. dissertation and her curriculum vitae

Tamarind Mem
MsC-141-0-2 · Series · 1994-2001
Part of Anita Rau Badami fonds

Series consists of notebooks containing drafts and notes, unbound drafts, and one copy edited by Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill for the novel Tamarind Mem. It also includes articles, interviews and reviews from Canadian and international newspapers.

MsC-141-0-1-0-0-2 · File · 1996
Part of Anita Rau Badami fonds

File includes five VHS videocassettes. Two of them sent by the Bukowski Agency titled “Anita Rau Badami”, one titled “TVO Anita Rau Badami”, one titled “Anita” and one titled “Anita Rau Badami – Ent Desk”. File also includes two audio cassettes titled “CBC India 50th century” and “Midnight’s Children: Fiction of South Asia” of Los Angeles Times Festival of Books

[Tamarind Mem - first draft]
MsC-141-0-2-2-0-2 · File · 1996-1998
Part of Anita Rau Badami fonds

The file includes a first draft of the novel Tamarind Mem sent back to Anita Badami by Jane Cain, Penguin Canada Ltd. The file also includes a binder with correspondence with the Bukowski Agency concerning the possibility of Tamarind Mem film, and a certificate of distinction in Pythagoras mathematics context

Tamarind Mem drafts
MsC-141-0-2-2 · Sub-series · 1996-2001
Part of Anita Rau Badami fonds

Subseries consists of two drafts and one copy edited by Worldplay Creative Services of the novel Tamarind Mem. It also includes correspondence with the Bukowski Agency related to the possibility of a Tamarind Mem film

MsC-141-0-2-3-0-2 · File · 1996
Part of Anita Rau Badami fonds

The file includes magazine articles on Tamarind Mem published in A Magazine, Penguin Book Canada Limited, Arts Alive, and Mehfil. It also includes reviews published in The Vancouver International Writers & Readers Festival and PanCanadian wordfest ’96 Banff-Calgary International Writers Festival

The Hero’s Walk
MsC-141-0-3 · Series · 1999-2005
Part of Anita Rau Badami fonds

Series consists of notebooks containing drafts and notes, unbound drafts, and copies edited by Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill and Alfred A. Knopf for the novel The Hero’s Walk. It also includes articles, interviews and reviews from Canadian and international newspapers.

The Hero’s Walk drafts
MsC-141-0-3-2 · Sub-series · 1999-2000
Part of Anita Rau Badami fonds

Subseries consists of three drafts of the novel The Hero’s Walk edited by Algonquin Books USA and Alfred A. Knopf Canada

MsC-141-0-3-3 · Sub-series · 2000-2005
Part of Anita Rau Badami fonds

Subseries consists of articles and reviews of the novel The Hero’s Walk published in Canadian and international magazines and newspapers. It also includes Italian articles on Anita Rau Badami as winner of Berto Prize with her novel The Hero’s Walk

[General correspondence]
MsC-141-0-1-0-0-3 · File · 2000-2003
Part of Anita Rau Badami fonds

File includes correspondence over the correction of some chapters of The Hero’s Walk and Can You Hear the Nightbird Call? It includes invitation to the 2001 Vancouver International Writers and Reader Festival and 2002 Adelaide Festival. The file also includes articles and general correspondence on Anita Badami’s everyday life