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Scholarly Article

Durga Sasi Kiran Saripalli

Irreversible Silence in Shashi Deshpande’s That Long Silence
Volume
7
Issue
3
Pages:
39-49
Keywords:

That Long Silence, Indian literature, domestic violence, decision making, irreversible

Abstract

Silence feels like a security blanket but is perilously deceptive. Many marriages continue for years in a state of armed truce. In "That Long Silence" as a partner, though unconsciously, Mohan belittles Jaya or tries to control her like many Indian husbands resulting into a state of self-loathing, helplessness, and desperation and finally, she experiences only an abusive relationship. This paper puts forth a kind of irreversible conditions due to some conflict in the selected literary work only to discuss at observing decisions through lens of reversible and irreversible, the power of decision-making process becomes dynamic that changes the spectrum of life events.

About the Author

Dr. Durga Sasi Kiran Saripalli is an Associate Professor of English & DRC Chairperson at the School of Social Sciences and Humanities, Gandhi Institute of Technology and Management, Bangalore.

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