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International Journal of Computer Science (IJCS) Published by SK Research Group of Companies (SKRGC)

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Realistic literature represents life as it is mirroring the real world. Shashi Deshpande’s women protagonists undergo great mental trauma in their quest for identity before they affirm themselves. She deals with the genuine problems of contemporary Indian woman. Her attempt to give an honest portrayal of their sufferings, disappointments and frustrations makes her novels realistic. She does not make her women characters stronger than they are in their real life. The elements of Deshpandean heroines in every woman of today’s Indian society are seen. They hold the authenticity of flesh and blood. Deshpande has handpicked these characters from real life and readers can equate these characters withthemselves.


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  • Format Volume 5, Issue 2, No 03, 2017
  • Copyright All Rights Reserved ©2017
  • Year of Publication 2017
  • Author L. Jayalakshmi, Dr. K. Shibila
  • Reference IJCS-314
  • Page No 2097-2099

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