Shashi Deshpande, Anita Desai, and Bharati Mukherjee: A Comparative Study


  • Dr. S. Hannah Evangeline


Negligence, Denial, Migrants , Immigrants, Hybrid , Exploitation, Relevance


Shashi Deshpande, Anita Desai and Bharati Mukherjee are contemporary Indian English Writers. They have represented the case of Indian women who are the subject of negligence, suffering, suppression and exploitation. The problems of identity figures more prominently in the novels of Bharati Mukherjee and Anita Desai.  Shashi Deshpande’s main concern also has been to trace out the root cause of denial of women’s self and their struggle for self-identity. Thus all these factors give rise to emergent trends and tendencies like hybrid cultural forms among the migrants. These three female authors who have been under the influence of trans-nationalism, immigration, migration as well as re-housement, began to take deep interest in study of the women’s problems in India and giving them insight and outlook that have some relevance with the Western culture and social back-grounds.


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Author Biography

Dr. S. Hannah Evangeline

Assistant Professor, Department of English

Arumugam Pillai Seethai Ammal College

Tiruppattur, Tamil Nadu, India


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How to Cite

Evangeline, D. S. H. (2021). Shashi Deshpande, Anita Desai, and Bharati Mukherjee: A Comparative Study. SMART MOVES JOURNAL IJELLH, 9(8), 1–7. Retrieved from