Women: Perspectives and Issues in Shashi Deshpande’s A Matter of Time and Small Remedies

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https://doi.org/10.53032/tcl.2022.7.2.12

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Emancipation, Empowerment, Exploitation, Identity, Patriarchy and Solidarity

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A noteworthy novelist and author of many children books, Shashi Deshpande, has acquired a unique place in Indian writing in English. Her novels are written in simple and lucid language. All of them deal with simple people belonging to small strata of society in general as well as predicament of women in particular in the society and family. Her women characters seem to be alive and breathing in the surrounding nearby each of us as we see in our daily life. They are ordinary women who struggle for their own identity, self-realization and emancipation. Since Indian society is adhered to patriarchal set up, as a result the traditional women in Shashi Deshpande’s novels face the problem of suppression, oppression, injustice, exploitation and marginalization. Even if they are educated, they are the victims of several kinds of evils. Shashi Deshpande is much sieved to think the condition of women and fought for the cause of women. In the time of Shashi Deshpande men thought women as child-bearing machine. She tries her best to make aware her women their rights and fills them with courage in order they may demand their rights and make a niche in the society.

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Deshpande, Shashi. A Matter of Time. Penguin Books Ltd, 1996.

Deshpande, Shashi. Small Remedies. Viking/Penguin Books India, 1989.

Dharkar, Rani. “Marriage as Purdah: Fictional Rending of Social reality.” Margins of Erasure: Purdah in the Sub-continental novel in English. Ed. Jasbir Jain and Amma Amin. Sterling, 1995.

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Deshpande, Shashi. That Long Silence. Viking/ Penguin Books, India, 1989.

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2022-04-30
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DOI: 10.53032/tcl.2022.7.2.12
Published: 2022-04-30

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Satendra Kumar. (2022). Women: Perspectives and Issues in Shashi Deshpande’s A Matter of Time and Small Remedies . The Creative Launcher, 7(2), 97–101. https://doi.org/10.53032/tcl.2022.7.2.12

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