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International Journal of English Literature and Culture

Vol. 1(3), pp. 5963, December, 2013

ISSN: 2360-7831

DOI: 10.14662/IJELC2013.015



The Portrayal of Relationships in Gauri Deshpande’s ‘The Lackadaisical sweeper’


Aparna Mahajan

Department of English C.S.M’s Arts and Commerce College, Chakan
E mail : aparnavm@gmail.com, Cell no: 9822059678

Accepted 5 December, 2013



This article aims to study and interpret the background of the interpersonal relationships focusing on the female protagonists in the collection of Gauri Deshpande’s short stories titled ‘‘The Lackadaisical sweeper.’ Gauri Deshpande has surveyed a variety of shades in man woman relationships, their thoughts, frustrations and the truth lying at the background of all this. Gauri is a renowned and distinguished author and a poet in Marathi and English literature. Her untraditional manner of presenting the situation and the relationships, her frank and bold yet sensitive narration of the stories attract the readers. Here an effort has been made by Aparna Mahajan to explore the intricacies of the short stories, taking the feminist approach as the touchstone. It is also an effort to analyze the content and the technical aspects of the book. The context, setting, characters, plot, literary devices, and themes give insight into the author’s perspective and bias.

Key words: Interpersonal relationships, female protagonists, Gauri Deshpande’s short stories.


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