Shashi Phrete: A Short Story Of 'Shashi Deshpande'

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SHASHI DESHPANDE Shashi Deshpande, the living dynamic Women writers in Indian English Literature occupies a prominent position. She has treated the typical Indian themes very sensitively and has pictured the contemporary middle-class women with rare competence. She is the second daughter of the famous Kannada dramatist and Sanskrit scholar Sriranga. She was born in Dharwad in Karnataka, South India and was educated in Dharwad, Bombay and Bangalore. Deshpande has degrees in Economics and Law, which she finished with a Gold medal. After marriage, when she was living in Bombay (today’s Mumbai) she did a course on journalism at the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, and worked for a couple of months as a journalist for the magazine. “On looker”. She started writing at that time, publishing her first short story in 1970. To start with her stories were published in magazines like ”Femina”, “Eve’s weekly,” etc “Legacy” the first collection of her short stories came out in 1978, and in 1980. Her first novel, “THE DARK HOLDS NO TERRORS”, was published. In June 1999, The Feminist press of New York brought out her novel, “A Matter of Time”, her first work to be published in USA, And in 2004, the Penguin Publishing House, New Delhi published her latest novel ‘Moving On’ Till now she has published nine short story collections, seven novels and two short crime novels, four books for children. She has also written the script and screenplay for a prize-winning Hindi feature film “Drishti” and

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