Shashi Deshpande has created an independent place for herself with artiste creations. While dealing with the problem of emerging women, she has mainly concentrated on the theme of human relationships in her novels. In this respect she has made distinct position for herself in the history of Indo – Anglion literature. Most of her novels deal with the problem of human life in one form or the other. This provides universality and artistic beauty to her novels.
Shashi Deshpande has been a very serious Indo – Anglian woman novelist who has depicted different aspect of women’s life – in her short – stories as well as novels. She has repeatedly refused to be labeled as a feminist writer for taking a feminist i.e. extreme stand, there by fighting against the patriarchal society and male domination. She takes a balanced view of life from a woman’s point of view by bringing in all the perceptiveness of a sensitive writer that she is. As she has declared in many public speeches and inter views, she believes in having a contented family life, inspite of her pleading for freedom of women in the Indian society. Her sober philosophy of life is expressed in many of her short stories and novels, Shashi Deshpande uses the different speech styles of her characters not only to give an insight into their mentalities but also to indicate the influence of the vernacular. These the pronunciations and into-nation of the typical Indo – Anglian is different from that American. The speech pattern of English is again different and distinctive from that of the man from the other places. The only language she knows in English, she begins with short stories and write novels quite late she says, “When I started it just came to me as a short stories. That’s all give never written poetry in my life.” 1 She writes in English because that’s the only language she knows, she feels, she belongs to the same class a regional writer do.