Shama Futehally
Roots and Shadows by Shashi Deshpande Orient Longman, Bombay, 1984, 205 pp., 14.00
March-April 1984, volume 8, No 5

This is Shashi Deshpande’s first novel, but it has been published after two others, The Dark Holds No Terrors and Come Up and be Dead which is a mystery thriller. For a reader who is familiar with The Dark Holds No Terrors, this new novel is of interest as having a similar theme and similar strengths but containing flaws which the author had obvi┬Čously managed to outgrow by the time she wrote The Dark.

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