KPR INSTITUTE OF ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY
Literature is a comprehensive reflection of life, and it is also considered as a medium in which self-representation replicates the societal cultural concerns of the writer. An enormous consideration has been given to the most important aspects of Deshpande’s novels such as Feminism, self alienation to self-realization, narrative techniques, determinism and will, image of modern woman, emancipation and modernization, absurdity is quite different from the rest. The present paper An Existential Predicament of Jaya in the novel That Long Silence by Deshpande aims at studying the novel by applying one of the major themes of existentialism to relate Jaya’s psychic journey of selfhood. That Long silence is portrayal of concealed women prisoned in the room of silence. This particular piece of work is found to be more apt and suitable to discuss the trend and traits of existentialism as handled by Deshpande. Jaya speaks not like a woman liberated from the burdens of either her humanity or her woman hood but a woman redefining her existential situation in her own terms having it out on her own premises. This analysis deals with Jaya’s journey from crisis to affirmation by using Absurdity as one among the major themes of existentialism.