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Co-investigators

6.Name of the Institution where the project will be undertaken: a) Department b) College/University yalaya, Karad : : Department of English Shikshanmaharshi Bapuji Salunkhe Mahavid

(Shivaji University, Kol hapur) 7. Whether the college/university is approved under section 2 (f) and 12 B the U GC Act? Yes 8. Teaching and Research experience of Principal Investigator: a) Teaching experience: b) Research experience: U.G. - 26 years P.G. - 20 years M.Phil. Completed within two years

c) Whether the project has been approved by the university for the doctoral degree? If so, please indicate: I. Date of registration: II. Name and designation of supervisor approved by university: III. Name of University where registered: d) In case the teacher holds a doctoral degree: I. Title of thesis II. Year of award of degree III. Name of University e) Publication Paper : : : : : Published Accepted Communicated Books : Published Accepted Communicated : : : : : :

Significance of Study:

The study of the woman s quest for identity in the novel of Shashi Deshpan de and Gauri Deshpande will be an important step in the comprehension of woman s r ole and her struggle for equality in the Indian society. Further, it will help t he students either studying for the post graduate courses or doing research in I ndian literature in comparative terms. The students will realize the suppression , oppression, alienation and humiliation of woman in different language speaking states in India. iii) Objectives : is to explore and explicate the theme of woman s quest for iden of Shashi Deshpande and Gauri Deshpande. It presupposes the s Fiction.= in general and socio-cultural and political life of particular.

1) The main object tity in the novels tudy of the Indian woman in India in ociety.

2) Another objective is to show a woman s status in the practical Indian s 3) The third objective is to point out the struggle of a woman towards e mancipation. 4) the fourth objective is to study of English and Marathi language as a medium of narration. The following novels are selected for comparative study: 1) Shashi Deshpande : i) That Long Silence ii) A Matter of Time 2) Gauri Deshpande : i) Got ii) Utkhanan iv) Methodology: 1) The study of Shashi Deshpande and Gauri Deshpande as a creative write rs with reference to their biographies and novelistic vision. 2) Exploration of the theme of woman s quest for identity in their novels. 3) On the theme explored analysis and interpretation of the selected nov els. 4) Comparative study of selected novels in order to find out similarity and dissimilarities in their approach. 5) To suggest some measures to improve the lives of Indian woman. 6) Visiting the libraries. 7) Collecting reference books, Interviews of both writers, if possible t ry to take interview od Shashi Deshpande. v) Year wise plan of work and targets to be achieved: a) First year: Collection of data, i.e. primary and secondary sources an d reading of the same and preparing the notes. b) Second year: Writing of the first draft of the project followed by the pre-fi

nale and finale minor research project. 10. Financial Assistance Required: Item iture i. Books and journals ii. Equipment, if needed 00/iii. Field Work and Travel Rs. 40,000/iv. Chemicals and Glassware v. Contingency 00/vi. Stationary, Printing etc. Rs. 35,000/Total 5,000/11. Whether the teacher has received support for research project from the UGC u nder major, scheme of support for research or from any agency? - Nil 12. work. Equipments Nil Library and Furniture a) Details of project/scheme completed or ongoing with the P.I. b) Institutional and Departmental facilities available for the proposed Rs. 2, 1 Rs. 35,0 Rs. 40,000/Rs. 50,0 Estimated Expend

Other Infrastructural facilities -

13. Any other information which the investigator may like ti give in support of this proposal which may be helpful in evaluating -

6.Name of the Institution where the project will be undertaken: a) Department b) College/University yalaya, Karad : : Department of English Shikshanmaharshi Bapuji Salunkhe Mahavid

(Shivaji University, Kol hapur) 7. Whether the college/university is approved under section 2 (f) and 12 B the U GC Act? Yes 8. Teaching and Research experience of Principal Investigator: a) Teaching experience: U.G. - 26 years

b) Research experience:

P.G. - 20 years M.Phil. Completed within two years

c) Whether the project has been approved by the university for the doctoral degree? If so, please indicate: I. Date of registration: II. Name and designation of supervisor approved by university: III. Name of University where registered: d) In case the teacher holds a doctoral degree: I. Title of thesis II. Year of award of degree III. Name of University e) Publication Paper : : : : : Published Accepted Communicated Books : Published Accepted Communicated : : : : : :

Significance of Study: The study of the woman s quest for identity in the novel of Shashi Deshpan de and Gauri Deshpande will be an important step in the comprehension of woman s r ole and her struggle for equality in the Indian society. Further, it will help t he students either studying for the post graduate courses or doing research in I ndian literature in comparative terms. The students will realize the suppression , oppression, alienation and humiliation of woman in different language speaking states in India. iii) Objectives : is to explore and explicate the theme of woman s quest for iden of Shashi Deshpande and Gauri Deshpande. It presupposes the s Fiction.= in general and socio-cultural and political life of particular.

1) The main object tity in the novels tudy of the Indian woman in India in

2) Another objective is to show a woman s status in the practical Indian s

ociety. 3) The third objective is to point out the struggle of a woman towards e mancipation. 4) the fourth objective is to study of English and Marathi language as a medium of narration. The following novels are selected for comparative study: 1) Shashi Deshpande : i) That Long Silence

ii) A Matter 6.Name of the Institution where the project will be undertaken: a) Department b) College/University yalaya, Karad : : Department of English Shikshanmaharshi Bapuji Salunkhe Mahavid

(Shivaji University, Kol hapur) 7. Whether the college/university is approved under section 2 (f) and 12 B the U GC Act? Yes 8. Teaching and Research experience of Principal Investigator: a) Teaching experience: b) Research experience: U.G. - 26 years P.G. - 20 years M.Phil. Completed within two years

c) Whether the project has been approved by the university for the doctoral degree? If so, please indicate: I. Date of registration: II. Name and designation of supervisor approved by university: III. Name of University where registered: d) In case the teacher holds a doctoral degree: I. Title of thesis II. Year of award of degree III. Name of University e) Publication Paper : : : : : Published Accepted Communicated Books : Published Accepted Communicated : : : : : :

Significance of Study: The study of the woman s quest for identity in the novel of Shashi Deshpan de and Gauri Deshpande will be an important step in the comprehension of woman s r ole and her struggle for equality in the Indian society. Further, it will help t he students either studying for the post graduate courses or doing research in I ndian literature in comparative terms. The students will realize the suppression , oppression, alienation and humiliation of woman in different language speaking states in India. iii) Objectives : is to explore and explicate the theme of woman s quest for iden of Shashi Deshpande and Gauri Deshpande. It presupposes the s Fiction.= in general and socio-cultural and political life of particular.

1) The main object tity in the novels tudy of the Indian woman in India in ociety.

2) Another objective is to show a woman s status in the practical Indian s 3) The third objective is to point out the struggle of a woman towards e mancipation. 4) the fourth objective is to study of English and Marathi language as a medium of narration. The following novels are selected for comparative study: 1) Shashi Deshpande : i) That Long Silence ii) A Matter

To certify that: a) The University/College is approved under Section 2 (f) and 12-B of the UGC Ac t and is fit to receive grants from the UGC. b) General physical facilities, such as furniture/space etc. are available in th e Department/college. c) I/We shall be abide by the rules governing the scheme in case assistance is p roved to me/us from the UGC for the above project.

d) I/We shall complet the project within the stipulated period. If I/We fail to do so and if the UGC is not satisfied with the progress of the research report, the commission may terminate the project im mediately and ask for the refund of the amount received by me/us. e) The above research project is not funded by any other agency.

Name and signature

: a) Mr. V. B. Kulkarni Principal Investigator

b) Dr. A. A. Karande Principal

Significance of Study: The study of the woman s quest for identity in the novel of Shashi Deshpan de and Gauri Deshpande will be an important step in the comprehension of woman s r ole and her struggle for equality in the Indian society. Further, it will help t he students either studying for the post graduate courses or doing research in I ndian literature in comparative terms. The students will realize the suppression , oppression, alienation and humiliation of woman in different language speaking states in India. iii) Objectives : is to explore and explicate the theme of woman s quest for iden of Shashi Deshpande and Gauri Deshpande. It presupposes the s Fiction.= in general and socio-cultural and political life of particular.

1) The main object tity in the novels tudy of the Indian woman in India in ociety.

2) Another objective is to show a woman s status in the practical Indian s 3) The third objective is to point out the struggle of a woman towards e

mancipation. 4) the fourth objective is to study of English and Marathi language as a medium of narration. The following novels are selected for comparative study: 1) Shashi Deshpande : i) That Long Silence ii) A Matter of Time 2) Gauri Deshpande : i) Got ii) Utkhanan iv) Methodology: 1) The study of Shashi Deshpande and Gauri Deshpande as a creative write rs with reference to their biographies and novelistic vision. 2) Exploration of the theme of woman s quest for identity in their novels. 3) On the theme explored analysis and interpretation of the selected nov els. 4) Comparative study of selected novels in order to find out similarity and dissimilarities in their approach. 5) To suggest some measures to improve the lives of Indian woman. 6) Visiting the libraries. 7) Collecting reference books, Interviews of both writers, if possible t ry to take interview od Shashi Deshpande. v) Year wise plan of work and targets to be achieved: a) First year: Collection of data, i.e. primary and secondary sources an d reading of the same and preparing the notes. b) Second year: Writing of the first draft of the project followed by the pre-fi nale and finale minor research project. 10. Financial Assistance Required: Item iture i. Books and journals ii. Equipment, if needed 00/iii. Field Work and Travel Rs. 40,000/iv. Chemicals and Glassware v. Contingency Rs. 35,0 Rs. 40,000/Rs. 50,0 Estimated Expend

00/vi. Stationary, Printing etc. Rs. 35,000/Total 5,000/11. Whether the teacher has received support for research project from the UGC u nder major, scheme of support for research or from any agency? - Nil 12. work. Equipments Nil Library and Furniture a) Details of project/scheme completed or ongoing with the P.I. b) Institutional and Departmental facilities available for the proposed Rs. 2, 1

Other Infrastructural facilities -

13. Any other information which the investigator may like ti give in support of this proposal which may be helpful in evaluating -

To certify that: a) The University/College is approved under Section 2 (f) and 12-B of the UGC Ac t and is fit to receive grants from the UGC. b) General physical facilities, such as furniture/space etc. are available in th e Department/college. c) I/We shall be abide by the rules governing the scheme in case assistance is p roved to me/us from the UGC for the above project. d) I/We shall complet the project within the stipulated period. If I/We fail to do so and if the UGC is not satisfied with the progress of the research report, the commission may terminate the project im mediately and ask for the refund of the amount received by me/us. e) The above research project is not funded by any other agency.

Name and signature

: a) Mr. V. B. Kulkarni Principal Investigator

b) Dr. A. A. Karande Principal 8. Teaching and Research experience of Principal Investigator: a) Teaching experience: b) Research experience: U.G. - 26 years P.G. - 20 years M.Phil. Completed within two years

c) Whether the project has been approved by the university for the doctoral degree? If so, please indicate: I. Date of registration: II. Name and designation of supervisor approved by university: III. Name of University where registered: d) In case the teacher holds a doctoral degree: I. Title of thesis II. Year of award of degree III. Name of University e) Publication Paper : : : : : Published Accepted Communicated Books : Published Accepted Communicated : : : : : :

Significance of Study: The study of the woman s quest for identity in the novel of Shashi Deshpan de and Gauri Deshpande will be an important step in the comprehension of woman s r

ole and her struggle for equality in the Indian society. Further, it will help t he students either studying for the post graduate courses or doing research in I ndian literature in comparative terms. The students will realize the suppression , oppression, alienation and humiliation of woman in different language speaking states in India. iii) Objectives : is to explore and explicate the theme of woman s quest for iden of Shashi Deshpande and Gauri Deshpande. It presupposes the s Fiction.= in general and socio-cultural and political life of particular.

1) The main object tity in the novels tudy of the Indian woman in India in ociety.

2) Another objective is to show a woman s status in the practical Indian s 3) The third objective is to point out the struggle of a woman towards e mancipation. 4) the fourth objective is to study of English and Marathi language as a medium of narration. The following novels are selected for comparative study: 1) Shashi Deshpande : i) That Long Silence ii) A Matter of Time 2) Gauri Deshpande : i) Got ii) Utkhanan iv) Methodology: 1) The study of Shashi Deshpande and Gauri Deshpande as a creative write rs with reference to their biographies and novelistic vision. 2) Exploration of the theme of woman s quest for identity in their novels. 3) On the theme explored analysis and interpretation of the selected nov els. 4) Comparative study of selected novels in order to find out similarity and dissimilarities in their approach. 5) To suggest some measures to improve the lives of Indian woman. 6) Visiting the libraries. 7) Collecting reference books, Interviews of both writers, if possible t ry to take interview od Shashi Deshpande. v) Year wise plan of work and targets to be achieved: a) First year: Collection of data, i.e. primary and secondary sources an d reading of the same and preparing the notes. b) Second year: Writing of the first draft of the project followed by the pre-fi nale and finale minor research project.

10. Financial Assistance Required: Item iture i. Books and journals ii. Equipment, if needed 00/iii. Field Work and Travel Rs. 40,000/iv. Chemicals and Glassware v. Contingency 00/vi. Stationary, Printing etc. Rs. 35,000/Total 5,000/11. Whether the teacher has received support for research project from the UGC u nder major, scheme of support for research or from any agency? - Nil Rs. 2, 1 Rs. 35,0 Rs. 40,000/Rs. 50,0 Estimated Expend

8. Teaching and Research experience of Principal Investigator: a) Teaching experience: b) Research experience: U.G. - 26 years P.G. - 20 years M.Phil. Completed within two years

c) Whether the project has been approved by the university for the doctoral degree? If so, please indicate: I. Date of registration: II. Name and designation of supervisor approved by university: III. Name of University where registered: d) In case the teacher holds a doctoral degree: I. Title of thesis II. Year of award of degree III. Name of University e) Publication Paper : : : : : Published Accepted : :

Communicated Books : Published Accepted Communicated

: : : :

Significance of Study: The study of the woman s quest for identity in the novel of Shashi Deshpan de and Gauri Deshpande will be an important step in the comprehension of woman s r ole and her struggle for equality in the Indian society. Further, it will help t he students either studying for the post graduate courses or doing research in I ndian literature in comparative terms. The students will realize the suppression , oppression, alienation and humiliation of woman in different language speaking states in India. iii) Objectives : is to explore and explicate the theme of woman s quest for iden of Shashi Deshpande and Gauri Deshpande. It presupposes the s Fiction.= in general and socio-cultural and political life of particular.

1) The main object tity in the novels tudy of the Indian woman in India in ociety.

2) Another objective is to show a woman s status in the practical Indian s 3) The third objective is to point out the struggle of a woman towards e mancipation. 4) the fourth objective is to study of English and Marathi language as a medium of narration. The following novels are selected for comparative study: 1) Shashi Deshpande : i) That Long Silence ii) A Matter of Time 2) Gauri Deshpande : i) Got ii) Utkhanan iv) Methodology: 1) The study of Shashi Deshpande and Gauri Deshpande as a creative write rs with reference to their biographies and novelistic vision. 2) Exploration of the theme of woman s quest for identity in their novels. 3) On the theme explored analysis and interpretation of the selected nov

els. 4) Comparative study of selected novels in order to find out similarity and dissimilarities in their approach. 5) To suggest some measures to improve the lives of Indian woman. 6) Visiting the libraries. 7) Collecting reference books, Interviews of both writers, if possible t ry to take interview od Shashi Deshpande. v) Year wise plan of work and targets to be achieved: a) First year: Collection of data, i.e. primary and secondary sources an d reading of the same and preparing the notes. b) Second year: Writing of the first draft of the project followed by the pre-fi nale and finale minor research project. 10. Financial Assistance Required: Item iture i. Books and journals ii. Equipment, if needed 00/iii. Field Work and Travel Rs. 40,000/iv. Chemicals and Glassware v. Contingency 00/vi. Stationary, Printing etc. Rs. 35,000/Total 5,000/11. Whether the teacher has received support for research project from the UGC u nder major, scheme of support for research or from any agency? - Nil Rs. 2, 1 Rs. 35,0 Rs. 40,000/Rs. 50,0 Estimated Expend

Significance of Study:

The study of the woman s quest for identity in the novel of Shashi Deshpan de and Gauri Deshpande will be an important step in the comprehension of woman s r ole and her struggle for equality in the Indian society. Further, it will help t he students either studying for the post graduate courses or doing research in I ndian literature in comparative terms. The students will realize the suppression , oppression, alienation and humiliation of woman in different language speaking states in India. iii) Objectives : is to explore and explicate the theme of woman s quest for iden of Shashi Deshpande and Gauri Deshpande. It presupposes the s Fiction.= in general and socio-cultural and political life of particular.

1) The main object tity in the novels tudy of the Indian woman in India in ociety.

2) Another objective is to show a woman s status in the practical Indian s 3) The third objective is to point out the struggle of a woman towards e mancipation. 4) the fourth objective is to study of English and Marathi language as a medium of narration. The following novels are selected for comparative study: 1) Shashi Deshpande : i) That Long Silence ii) A Matter of Time 2) Gauri Deshpande : i) Got ii) Utkhanan iv) Methodology: 1) The study of Shashi Deshpande and Gauri Deshpande as a creative write rs with reference to their biographies and novelistic vision. 2) Exploration of the theme of woman s quest for identity in their novels. 3) On the theme explored analysis and interpretation of the selected nov els. 4) Comparative study of selected novels in order to find out similarity and dissimilarities in their approach. 5) To suggest some measures to improve the lives of Indian woman. 6) Visiting the libraries. 7) Collecting reference books, Interviews of both writers, if possible t ry to take interview od Shashi Deshpande. v) Year wise plan of work and targets to be achieved: a) First year: Collection of data, i.e. primary and secondary sources an d reading of the same and preparing the notes.

b) Second year: Writing of the first draft of the project followed by the pre-fi nale and finale minor research project. 10. Financial Assistance Required: Item iture i. Books and journals ii. Equipment, if needed 00/iii. Field Work and Travel Rs. 40,000/iv. Chemicals and Glassware v. Contingency 00/vi. Stationary, Printing etc. Rs. 35,000/Total 5,000/11. Whether the teacher has received support for research project from the UGC u nder major, scheme of support for research or from any agency? - Nil 12. work. Equipments Nil Library and Furniture a) Details of project/scheme completed or ongoing with the P.I. b) Institutional and Departmental facilities available for the proposed Rs. 2, 1 Rs. 35,0 Rs. 40,000/Rs. 50,0 Estimated Expend

Other Infrastructural facilities -

13. Any other information which the investigator may like ti give in support of this proposal which may be helpful in evaluating -

To certify that: a) The University/College is approved under Section 2 (f) and 12-B of the UGC Ac t and is fit to receive grants from the UGC.

b) General physical facilities, such as furniture/space etc. are available in th e Department/college. c) I/We shall be abide by the rules governing the scheme in case assistance is p roved to me/us from the UGC for the above project. d) I/We shall complet the project within the stipulated period. If I/We fail to do so and if the UGC is not satisfied with the progress of the research report, the commission may terminate the project im mediately and ask for the refund of the amount received by me/us. e) The above research project is not funded by any other agency.

Name and signature

: a) Mr. V. B. Kulkarni Principal Investigator

b) Dr. A. A. Karande Principal

PART B Proposed research Work 9. i) Project Title hpande and ii) Introduction : Quest for Identity in the selected Novels of Shashi Des Gauri Deshpande: A Comparative stufy :

Origin of research problem: In the age of globalization various branches of literatures in English have been emerged. E.g. the Canadian Literature, The Indian literature in English, The Af rican literature. Besides the same is scenario in other regional languages. Hence, Indian litreture in regional languages should be introduced to the world by comparing with English literature. The branch of comparative literature has e merged and is being studied in the several universities at the post graduate lev el. The project deals with in general and selected novels of Shashi Deshpande in English and Gauri Deshpande in Marathi in particular. Interdisciplinary Relevance: The project has got an interdisciplinary relevance in the following sens e: It deals with the woman s efforts and struggle to free herself from the shackles o f different male dominated societies speaking different languages. The study con

centrate on the theme of woman s quest for identity. It is related with the socioculture and political ethos of the urban and rural culture of India. The researc her therefore intends to study comparatively the novels of Shashi Deshpande in E nglish and Gauri Deshpande in Marathi. Review of research and Development I the Subject: International Subject: There are few international scholars who have advocated and defined comparative literature as the study of diverse litretures in their relation with one another ; e.g. R. A. Sayce, S. S. Prawer National status: It appears that no Indian scholar have studied the novels of Shashi DEsh pande and Gauri Deshpande in comparative. So the work probably will be the first of kind in the Indian context. Significance of Study: The study of the woman s quest for identity in the novel of Shashi Deshpan de and Gauri Deshpande will be an important step in the comprehension of woman s r ole and her struggle for equality in the Indian society. Further, it will help t he students either studying for the post graduate courses or doing research in I ndian literature in comparative terms. The students will realize the suppression , oppression, alienation and humiliation of woman in different language speaking states in India. iii) Objectives : is to explore and explicate the theme of woman s quest for iden of Shashi Deshpande and Gauri Deshpande. It presupposes the s Fiction.= in general and socio-cultural and political life of particular.

1) The main object tity in the novels tudy of the Indian woman in India in ociety.

2) Another objective is to show a woman s status in the practical Indian s 3) The third objective is to point out the struggle of a woman towards e mancipation. 4) the fourth objective is to study of English and Marathi language as a medium of narration. The following novels are selected for comparative study: 1) Shashi Deshpande : i) That Long Silence ii) A Matter of Time 2) Gauri Deshpande : i) Got ii) Utkhanan iv) Methodology: 1) The study of Shashi Deshpande and Gauri Deshpande as a creative write rs with reference to their biographies and novelistic vision. 2) Exploration of the theme of woman s quest for identity in their novels.

3) On the theme explored analysis and interpretation of the selected nov els. 4) Comparative study of selected novels in order to find out similarity and dissimilarities in their approach. 5) To suggest some measures to improve the lives of Indian woman. 6) Visiting the libraries. 7) Collecting reference books, Interviews of both writers, if possible t ry to take interview od Shashi Deshpande. v) Year wise plan of work and targets to be achieved: a) First year: Collection of data, i.e. primary and secondary sources an d reading of the same and preparing the notes. b) Second year: Writing of the first draft of the project followed by the pre-fi nale and finale minor research project. 10. Financial Assistance Required: Item iture i. Books and journals ii. Equipment, if needed 00/iii. Field Work and Travel Rs. 40,000/iv. Chemicals and Glassware v. Contingency 00/vi. Stationary, Printing etc. Rs. 35,000/Total 5,000/11. Whether the teacher has received support for research project from the UGC u nder major, scheme of support for research or from any agency? - Nil 12. a) Details of project/scheme completed or ongoing with the P.I. Rs. 2, 1 Rs. 35,0 Rs. 40,000/Rs. 50,0 Estimated Expend

b) Institutional and Departmental facilities available for th e proposed work. 5. Co-investigators : 6.Name of the Institution where the project will be undertaken: a) Department : Department of English

b) College/University yalaya, Karad

Shikshanmaharshi Bapuji Salunkhe Mahavid

(Shivaji University, Kol hapur) 7. Whether the college/university is approved under section 2 (f) and 12 B the U GC Act? Yes 8. Teaching and Research experience of Principal Investigator: a) Teaching experience: b) Research experience: U.G. - 26 years P.G. - 20 years M.Phil. Completed within two years

c) Whether the project has been approved by the university for the doctoral degree? If so, please indicate: I. Date of registration: II. Name and designation of supervisor approved by university: III. Name of University where registered: d) In case the teacher holds a doctoral degree: I. Title of thesis II. Year of award of degree III. Name of University e) Publication Paper : : : : : Published Accepted Communicated Books : Published Accepted Communicated : : : : : :

Significance of Study: The study of the woman s quest for identity in the novel of Shashi Deshpan de and Gauri Deshpande will be an important step in the comprehension of woman s r ole and her struggle for equality in the Indian society. Further, it will help t he students either studying for the post graduate courses or doing research in I ndian literature in comparative terms. The students will realize the suppression , oppression, alienation and humiliation of woman in different language speaking

states in India. iii) Objectives : is to explore and explicate the theme of woman s quest for iden of Shashi Deshpande and Gauri Deshpande. It presupposes the s Fiction.= in general and socio-cultural and political life of particular.

1) The main object tity in the novels tudy of the Indian woman in India in ociety.

2) Another objective is to show a woman s status in the practical Indian s 3) The third objective is to point out the struggle of a woman towards e mancipation. 4) the fourth objective is to study of English and Marathi language as a medium of narration. The following novels are selected for comparative study: 1) Shashi Deshpande : i) That Long Silence ii) A Matter of Time 2) Gauri Deshpande : i) Got ii) Utkhanan iv) Methodology: 1) The study of Shashi Deshpande and Gauri Deshpande as a creative write rs with reference to their biographies and novelistic vision. 2) Exploration of the theme of woman s quest for identity in their novels. 3) On the theme explored analysis and interpretation of the selected nov els. 4) Comparative study of selected novels in order to find out similarity and dissimilarities in their approach. 5) To suggest some measures to improve the lives of Indian woman. 6) Visiting the libraries. 7) Collecting reference books, Interviews of both writers, if possible t ry to take interview od Shashi Deshpande. v) Year wise plan of work and targets to be achieved: a) First year: Collection of data, i.e. primary and secondary sources an d reading of the same and preparing the notes. b) Second year: Writing of the first draft of the project followed by the pre-fi nale and finale minor research project. 10. Financial Assistance Required: Item iture Estimated Expend

i. Books and journals ii. Equipment, if needed 5. Co-investigators : 6.Name of the Institution where the project will be undertaken: a) Department b) College/University yalaya, Karad : : Department of English

Rs. 40,000/-

Shikshanmaharshi Bapuji Salunkhe Mahavid

(Shivaji University, Kol hapur) 7. Whether the college/university is approved under section 2 (f) and 12 B the U GC Act? Yes 8. Teaching and Research experience of Principal Investigator: a) Teaching experience: b) Research experience: U.G. - 26 years P.G. - 20 years M.Phil. Completed within two years

c) Whether the project has been approved by the university for the doctoral degree? If so, please indicate: I. Date of registration: II. Name and designation of supervisor approved by university: III. Name of University where registered: d) In case the teacher holds a doctoral degree: I. Title of thesis II. Year of award of degree III. Name of University e) Publication Paper : : : : : Published Accepted Communicated Books : Published Accepted Communicated : : : : : :

Significance of Study: The study of the woman s quest for identity in the novel of Shashi Deshpan de and Gauri Deshpande will be an important step in the comprehension of woman s r ole and her struggle for equality in the Indian society. Further, it will help t he students either studying for the post graduate courses or doing research in I ndian literature in comparative terms. The students will realize the suppression , oppression, alienation and humiliation of woman in different language speaking states in India. iii) Objectives : is to explore and explicate the theme of woman s quest for iden of Shashi Deshpande and Gauri Deshpande. It presupposes the s Fiction.= in general and socio-cultural and political life of particular.

1) The main object tity in the novels tudy of the Indian woman in India in ociety.

2) Another objective is to show a woman s status in the practical Indian s 3) The third objective is to point out the struggle of a woman towards e mancipation. 4) the fourth objective is to study of English and Marathi language as a medium of narration. The following novels are selected for comparative study: 1) Shashi Deshpande : i) That Long Silence ii) A Matter of Time 2) Gauri Deshpande : i) Got ii) Utkhanan iv) Methodology: 1) The study of Shashi Deshpande and Gauri Deshpande as a creative write rs with reference to their biographies and novelistic vision. 2) Exploration of the theme of woman s quest for identity in their novels. 3) On the theme explored analysis and interpretation of the selected nov els. 4) Comparative study of selected novels in order to find out similarity and dissimilarities in their approach. 5) To suggest some measures to improve the lives of Indian woman. 6) Visiting the libraries. 7) Collecting reference books, Interviews of both writers, if possible t ry to take interview od Shashi Deshpande. v) Year wise plan of work and targets to be achieved: a) First year: Collection of data, i.e. primary and secondary sources an

d reading of the same and preparing the notes. b) Second year: Writing of the first draft of the project followed by the pre-fi nale and finale minor research project. 10. Financial Assistance Required: Item iture i. Books and journals ii. Equipment, if needed Rs. 40,000/Estimated Expend