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Roots and Shadows
by Shashi Deshpande      (Author ALERT)



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ProductID: 1248 - Paperback - 187 Pages (Year: 1996)
Orient Longman/Disha ~ ISBN: 8125010688


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In Indu's ancestral home, that she escaped from so many years ago, nothing seems to have altered. Yet all is different. For the usually determined Indu, it is a time of questioning, of rethinking her life, her journalistic career, her marriage and her illusion of hard-won independence. Is she her own self, even when she is working? Or is it her tragedy never to be free, never to be complete?

The novel focuses on her interactions with the varied personalities in her large family and the manner in which this helps to resolve their future and her own personal crisis.


 


 About the Author

Shashi Deshpande was born in Karnataka, daughter of the renowned Kannada writer and Sanskrit scholar, Shriranga. She has degrees in Economics and Law as well as a postgraduate degree in English and a diploma in Journalism. Her writing career began after the birth of her two sons, with a collection of short stories, The Legacy which came out in 1978. Since then four more collections have been published.She is also the author of four children's books and six novels, the best known of which, That Long Silence, received the Sahitya Akademi award. Two of her other novels, The Dark Holds No Terror and Roots and Shadows have also received major awards. Her work has also been translated into a number of Indian and foreign languages.


 

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