Intrusion and Other Stories

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Author : Shashi Deshpande

9780140236880 | PB | pp. 158 | 1993 | Penguin Books

A haunting new collection of short stories from one of India’s most acclaimed writers Shashi Deshpande, in her new collection of short stories, explores a world darkened by the despair and unhappiness of women trying to break out of pre-defined roles.

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A haunting new collection of short stories from one of India’s most acclaimed writers Shashi Deshpande, in her new collection of short stories, explores a world darkened by the despair and unhappiness of women trying to break out of pre-defined roles. There is the newly married protagonist of the title story, whose self-respect and sense of self are violated by her crass and insensitive husband the wife who finds herself involved in an affair because of her husband’s indifference the mother who tries to forge a relationship with a hostile daughter. These and other stories in this collection serve to reaffirm Shashi Deshpande in her reputation as a writer of acuity and compassion.

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Author:

Shashi Deshpande

ISBN:

9780140236880

Publisher:

Penguin Books

Binding:

Paperback

Pages:

158

Year of Publication:

1998

Edition:

First

Condition:

New

Country of Origin:

India

About the Author

Shashi Deshpande began her career with short stories and has by now authored nine short story collections, twelve novels and four books for children. Three of her novels have received awards, including the Sahitya Akademi award for That Long Silence. Some of her other novels are The Dark Holds No Terrors, A Matter of Time, Small Remedies, Moving On, In The Country of Deceit and Ships that Pass. Her latest novel is `Shadow Play‘. Many of her short stories and novels have been translated into a number of Indian as well as European languages.

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