Portrait of Childhood in Indian English Short Stories by Women

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Jindagi Kumari

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The domain of Indian English short story has been dominated by women writers such as, Anita Desai, Kamala Das, R. P. Jhabvala, Shalan Savur, Prema Ramkrishna, Gauri Deshpande, Tara Deshpande, Anjana Appachana to name a few. So far as the current scene of the genre is concerned Jhumpa Lahiri, Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, Shama Futehally, Shashi Deshpande and Gita Hariharan have emerged as significant names. Though all these writers make an impression of their individuality through their stories, there are various points in terms of themes and selection of style where they appear to coalesce with each other.

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