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Shashi Deshpande

Shashi Deshpande

Shashi Deshpande was born in southern India and educated in Bombay (now Mumbai) and Bangalore. She published her first collection of short stories in 1978. She is a winner of the Sahitya Akademi Award for the novel, That Long Silence. Today, author of four children’s books, six novels, and numerous influential essays, she is renowned voice in Indian literature.

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  • Verdict: Fans of Indian fiction will relish the local color of this atmospheric and poignant novel. Recommended for public libraries and academic institutions. Previously published in India in 1980, this novel features Sarita, a well-educated woman struggling against...
    — Apr 11 2009

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