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Volume 2 Issue 6

November 2015

To Cry or Not to Cry: Delineation of Women in the Short Stories of Shashi Deshpande
Dr. M. Natarajan, 
Assistant Professor, 
Department of English and Foreign Languages, 
Alagappa University, 
Karaikudi, Tamil Nadu, India

Dr. D. Vadivambal, 
Teaching Assistant, 
Department of English and Foreign Languages, 
Alagappa University, 
Karaikudi, Tamil Nadu, India
Abstract
The Post- Independence women short story writers in Indian- English literature were living in a society where the independence had also inspired women to throw away their veil, which had covered all their mental abilities and accomplishments. They had decided to move out of the four walls and go into the world with a new confidence and determination. However they had to face a lot of hurdles, created not only by men but also by other women. There were a lot of actions and reactions. The women writers of this period have captured this situation in their works. The objective of this article is to document the sufferings of women as delineated in the short stories of Shashi Deshpande.
Keywords
Sufferings of Women; Hold of Men over Women; Emancipation.
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