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That Long Silence Hardcover – June, 1988

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Shashi Deshpande, daughter of the renowned Kannada dramatist and Sanskrit scholar Shriranga, was born in Dharwad. At the age of fifteen she went to Mumbai, graduated in economics, then moved to Bangalore, where she gained a degree in law. Her writing career began in earnest only in 1970, initially with short stories, of which several volumes have been published. She is the author of four children`s books and seven previous novels, the best known of which are The Dark Holds No Terror, That Long Silence, which won the Sahitya Akademi award, and Small Remedies. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Virago Pr (June 1988)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0860689522
  • ISBN-13: 978-0860689522
  • Product Dimensions: 7.9 x 5.1 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #15,200,677 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Senbabu on March 3, 2014
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This is my first reading of Shashi Despande and I am in love. She reminds me of Arundhati Roy being another strong women's voice from post-colonial India.
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