Her writing career began in 1970, initially with short-stories, published in various magazines. Later, these were published in book form. She is the author of four children’s books and nine novels. She lives in Bangalore, with her pathologist husband. She has emerged as a great literary force. In her writings, she reflects a realistic picture of contemporary middle class women. She focuses on women’s issues. She has a woman’s perspective on the world. One of the finds that the primary reason for Shashi Deshpande to write is that she allows to create her own world. Creative writing allows her a ‘safe place’, from which she can explore a wide range of experience, especially– in regard to woman’s status in society. While writing Shashi Deshpande has touched a major aspect of women’s life, which is marriage.
Kenneth W. Phifer on Marriage as an Institution-
The institution of marriage was begun that a woman might learn how to love and, in loving, no joy; that a man and a woman might learn how to share pain and loneliness and in, sharing .know strength; that a man and woman might learn how to give and, in giving know communion. The institution of marriage was begun that a man and woman might through their joy, their strength, and their communion become creators of life itself. Marriage is a high and holy state to be held in honor among all men and women.
G.B. Shaw on Marriage as an Institution
G.B. Shaw, the great Irish playwright and a co-founder of the London School of