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Shashi Deshpande

December 8, 2011

Shashi Deshpande

Shashi Deshpande is a well know name in the field of Indian literature. She was born in Dharwad in Karnataka as the daughter of the renowned Kannada dramatist as well as a great Sanskrit scholar Sriranga. She pursued her education in Dharwad, Bombay and Bangalore. Well, in this article, we will present you with the biography of Shashi Deshpande.

Life History

Shashi Deshpande had a very sharp mind. She received degrees in Economics and Law. Infact, she was a gold medalist. After getting married, she shifted to Bombay (now Mumbai). During her stay in Mumbai, she decided to pursue a course in Journalism. So, she got herself enrolled in the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan. Thereafter, she took up a job as a journalist in the magazine “Onlooker”. She worked there for a couple of months. Read on to know the complete life history of Shashi Deshpande.

While working in the magazine, she began writing and the first short story that she wrote got published in 1970. Her short stories headed their way in popular magazines like Femina, Eve’s Weekly etc. Her maiden collection of short stories was published under the title “Legacy” in the year 1978. Her first novel, “The Dark Holds No Terrors” was published in 1980.

She had written a novel titled “That Long Silence”, which brought her lot of praise and appreciation. Infact, for her fabulous work in this novel, she received the Sahitaya Akademi Award and Nanjangud Thirumalamba award. She has been actively involved in writing books for children.

Notable Works of Shashi Deshpande

  1. The Binding Vine
  2. Matter of Time
  3. That Long Silence
  4. Dark Holds No Terrors

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