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Shashi Deshpande: A Feminist Study of Her Fiction

 
Mukta Atrey (Author) Viney Kirpal (Author)
Synopsis
Deshpande, is easily among the most important and versatile Indian English women writers since the 1980s. Her novels and short stories explore the psyche of the educated middle class Indian woman. With rare sensitivity and depth, she portrays the dilemma of the Indian woman trapped between her own aspirations as an individual and the forces of patriarchy which confine her. Deshpande’s fiction especially concentrates on the domestic situation and the man-woman relationship within marriage. 

This book, which is a full-length feminist study of Deshpandes fiction, provides a culture-specific reading of her themes and techniques.
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About the authors

Mukta Atrey

Mukta Atrey is Assistant Professor of English. Shri Gujrathi Science College, Indore. Her, M.Phil. Thesis comprised the translation from Marathi into English, of short stories by Jaywant Dalvi, several of which have been published. She completed her Ph.D. on Shashi Deshpande in 1993 at I.I.T., Bombay. She has three published essays in critical anthologies.

Viney Kirpal

Viney Kripal is Professor of English and former Head of the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences (1992-95) at I.I.T., Bombay. Her publications include The Third World Novel of Expatriation (1989), The New Indian Novel in English (1990), The Girl Child in 20th Century Indian Literature (1992), The Postmodern Indian English Novel: Interrogating the 1980s and 1990s (1997) and over 60 articles in national and international journals.

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Bibliographic information

Title Shashi Deshpande: A Feminist Study of Her Fiction
Format Hardcover
Date published: 20.01.2011
Edition 2nd ed.
Language: English
isbn 817018973x, 9788170189732
length x+134p., Bibliography; Index; 23cm.