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Format: Volume 5, Issue 2, No 03, 2017

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Year of Publication: 2017

Author: L. Jayalakshmi,Dr. K. Shibila


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Realistic literature represents life as it is mirroring the real world. Shashi Deshpande’s women protagonists undergo great mental trauma in their quest for identity before they affirm themselves. She deals with the genuine problems of contemporary Indian woman. Her attempt to give an honest portrayal of their sufferings, disappointments and frustrations makes her novels realistic. She does not make her women characters stronger than they are in their real life. The elements of Deshpandean heroines in every woman of today’s Indian society are seen. They hold the authenticity of flesh and blood. Deshpande has handpicked these characters from real life and readers can equate these characters withthemselves.


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Deshpande, Shashi. That Long Silence. New Delhi: Penguin Books India Private Limited, 1989. Print.

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Das, Bijay Kumar. Postmodern Indian English Literature. New Delhi: Atlantic Publishers and Distributers, 2003. Print.

Sangeetha, V.Consequences of Marital Break-ups and Psycholgical Conflicts of Children Sandhu, Sarbjit. K. The Image of Women in the Novels of Shashi Deshpande. New Delhi: 1991.Print.

Verma, M.R. and K. A. Agarwal. Reflections on Indian English Literature. New Delhi: Atlantic Publishers and Distributers, 2002. Print.


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