Quest for Self- Identity in Shashi Deshpande’s Heroines


  • Dr. Sowmiya L M, Dr. Amutha Monica J, Mr. Senthil Kumar S


Style and Technique, Women Characters, male-centred Indian society


Shashi Deshpande is noted for inventing contemporary female characters. Deshpande's female heroines, first as daughters and then as brides, are victims of widespread gender prejudice. The goal of this research is to see if Shashi Deshpande's female characters are truly powerful or if they are merely wearing a peaceful mask. Women, according to Shashi Deshpande, have a lot of power. It is something that all humans do. Women, in fact, have reserves that we are often unaware of. Women are more capable of coping with emotional traumas than men. This is because, unlike men, women have never had to suppress their emotional identities, and as a result, they are more open about these issues, both in terms of articulating and understanding them. Shashi Deshpande has dealt with the difficulties of middle-class educated women in great detail and delicacy. With each successive release, Shashi Deshpande's voice becomes more unique.