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Volume 1 Issue 4

September 2014

Silence as Metaphor in Shashi Deshpande’s That Long Silence
Ms. Linet Thomas, 
Researcher, 
Department of Comparative Literature, 
The English and Foreign Languages University, 
Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
Abstract
Shashi Deshpande, a prominent novelist in the contemporary Indian English Literary scene through the Sahitya Akademi-award-winning novel That Long Silence, depicts realistically and casually the innermost feelings of the feminine psyche, delving deep into the mysteries of the woman’s self and thus craving for solutions to establish a stable identity for women in the society. She is a notable figure among the other exponents of feminist movement like Anita Desai, Nayantara Sehgal, and Kamala Markandeya -writers who uphold the suppressed voices of women in this era. The present paper analyses That Long Silence in the light of feminism.
Keywords
Silence as Metaphor; Shashi Deshpande; That Long Silence; Elaine Showalter.
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