In this memoir, the well-known novelist Shashi Deshpande introspects on her life and works. She discusses what it means to be a writer and a feminist. The memoir reflects on her childhood as the daughter of a famous Kannada novelist, her move to Bombay as a student, the process of figuring out her identity as a married woman, and how she negotiated the field of Indian publishing in English. The book chronicles an eventful era in Indian literature and history, and Deshpande’s engagement with it.
Westland amazon, 416 pages, Rs 699