Divya Mishra
Research Scholar
University of Allahabad

This article deals with one of Deshpande’s most significant novels, That Long Silence. In studying the novel from a feminist point of view, an effort has been made to study Deshpande’s psychological insights into the Indian woman’s behaviour. This novel deserves much attention as it is generally considered to be amongst her best and has been singled out among her novels by the Sahitya Academy’s prestigious award in the year 1990.
Key words: Discrimination, predicament, dilemma, patriarchy, subjugation.

The Theme of Silence in Shashi Deshpande’s That Long Silence