Empowerment of Women Through Autobiography A Study of Shashi Deshpande’s Selected Memory

Shashi Deshpande is known for creating women characters who are contemporary. Deshpande’s women protagonists are victims of the prevalent gross gender discrimination, first as daughters and later as wives. The objective of this study is to find out if Shashi Deshpande’s women characters are really empowered women or if they are just wearing a mask of tranquility. The study aims to find out if Shashi Deshpande’s women really assert themselves or somewhere in their assertion process conform to endurance. The study wishes to find out if compromise is the key word in Shashi Deshpande’s heroines’ vocabulary. Shashi Deshpande believes that women have a great strength. All humans do. Actually women have reserves we are often unaware of. Women are better at dealing with emotional traumas. This is because women, unlike men, have never had to suppress their emotional selves, they are more open about these problems - both in articulating them and understanding them. Shashi Deshpande has dealt very minutely and delicately with the problems of middle-class educated women. Shashi Deshpande is only making her voice more distinctive with every new publication. Writing from the margin is also written with felicity to evoke emotions. However much she may deny the influence of feminism in her novels, it is the core of her novels.

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Keywords: Life and Work of Shashi Deshpande, Style and Technique in Her Work, Women Characters in Her Short Story)

ISSN: 2250-1991

EISSN: 2250-1991

EOI/DOI: 10.15373/22501991

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