• M. Sridevi M. Phil Scholar (Register No: 207208EP289), Department of English, Mother Teresa Women's University, Kodaikanal-624101, Tamil Nadu, India.
  • S. Latharani Department of English, N.M.S.S.V.N. College, Madurai-625019, Tamil Nadu, India.


Women tradition, Existence, Indian society


Traditions are a fundamental component of human existence that are passed down from one generation to the next. While we are studying what happened in the past we will gradually notice that some things have changed. These are displayed in the novels written by Shashi Deshpande. Shashi Deshpande has also made an effort to demonstrate how to progress along the road to modernity wild maintaining year firm grasp on the past. Her works stand out for a number of reasons, one of which being the accurate portrayal of India they contain.  Her art is around a lady who is best of love, companionship and understanding. Her subjects are the reality of women's exchange and the facts that lie behind there quotes. Specifically see focuses on the truths that lie behind their silence items remedy to the problem by changing the mind sets of the man folk towards the women. This is done while keeping in mind the long standing traditions that has been upheld in Indian society. The world of man is currently experience in the third process of women it is impossible to alter it without first alerting the way that people think.


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V. Abraham, M.H. Glossary of Literary Terms. Primes Book Pvt. Ltd., 1993. Print.

VI. An Interview with Shashi Deshpande. BBC Wrold Service. Bush House. Strand. London. N.d.Web.

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How to Cite

M. Sridevi, & S. Latharani. (2022). THEME OF CONFLICT BETWEEN TRADITION AND MODERNITY IN SHASHI DESHPANDE’S NOVELS. International Education and Research Journal (IERJ), 8(12). Retrieved from