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Shashi Deshpande

Shashi Deshpande, an award-winning Indian novelist was born in the year 1938. She pursued her education in Bombay (presently Mumbai) as well as Bangalore with degrees in Economics and Law. She completed a course in journalism from Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Mumbai and even worked for a couple of months for the magazine 'Onlooker' as a journalist.
Her novel 'That Long Silence', won her the Sahitya Akademi Award. Her works are not only confined to novels but are inclusive of children's books as well. She has also contributed several perceptive essays that are now compiled in a volume under the title 'Writing from the Margin & Other Essays'.
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