Shashi Deshpande was born in 1938 in Karnataka. She and her husband now live in Bangalore, a thriving industrial centre in the South of India. The Southern location contributes significantly to Shashi’s reception and career as well as to her writing. Although Indian English writers come from a variety of locations, Delhi is the major site of publishing, followed by Mumbai and Kolkata. 1This unevenly shared prestige once again reveals the north-south divide which is strong in many other aspects in Indian politics and culture.
Kuortti, Joel, ‘Years of Silence Came to an End’, Kunapipi, 23(2), 2001.