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DetailsDevayani chooses to live alone in the small town of Rajnur after her parents death, ignoring the gently voiced disapproval of her family and friends. Teaching English, creating a garden and making friends with Rani, a former actress who settles in the town with her husband and three children, Devayanis life is tranquil, imbued with a hard-won independence. Then she meets Ashok Chinappa, Rajnurs new District Superintendent of Police, and they fall in love despite the fact that Ashok is much older, married, andas both painfully acknowledge from the very beginningit is a relationship without a future. Deshpandes unflinching gaze tracks the suffering, evasions and lies that overtake those caught in the web of subterfuge. There are no hostages taken in the country of deceit; no victors; only scarred lives. This understated yet compassionate examination of the nature of love, loyalty and deception establishes yet again Deshpandes position as one of Indias most formidable writers of fiction. About the Author: Novelist and short story writer, 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. She has translated two plays by her father, Adya Rangacharya, (Shriranga), as well as his memoirs, from Kannada into English, and a novel by Gauri Deshpande from Marathi into English. Apart from fiction, she has written a number of articles on various subjects - literature, language, Indian writing in English, feminism and women's writing - which have now been put together in a collection `Writing from the Margin.' She has been invited to participate in various literary conferences and festivals, as well as to lecture in Universities, both in India and abroad.
SKU Code IBD B 298 Weight in Kg 0.2410 Brand Bookwomb Dispatch Period in Days 3 ISBN No. 9780143067153 Author Name Shashi Deshpande Publisher Name PENGUIN INDIA