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A Matter of Time

(1996)
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One morning, with no warning, Gopal, respected professor, devoted husband, and caring father, walks out on his family for reasons even he cannot articulate. His wife, Sumi, returns with their three daughters to the shelter of the Big House, where her parents live in oppressive silence: they have not spoken to each other in thirty-five years. As the mystery of this long silence is unraveled, a horrifying story of loss and pain is laid bare - a story that seems to be repeating itself in Sumi's life.
Set in present-day Karnataka, A Matter of Time explores the intricate relationships within an extended family, encompassing three generations. Images from Hindu religion, myth, and local history intertwine delicately with images of contemporary India as the women of this family face and accept the changes that have suddenly become part of their lives.

    

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May 1999 : USA Hardback
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Title: A Matter of Time
Author(s): Shashi Deshpande
ISBN: 1-55861-214-9 / 978-1-55861-214-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: The Feminist Press at CUNY
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May 2001 : USA Paperback
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Title: A Matter of Time
Author(s): Shashi Deshpande
ISBN: 1-55861-264-5 / 978-1-55861-264-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: The Feminist Press at CUNY
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September 1996 : UK Paperback
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Title: A Matter of Time
Author(s): Shashi Deshpande
ISBN: 0-14-026390-X / 978-0-14-026390-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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January 2016 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: A Matter of Time: 1
Author(s): Shashi Deshpande
Publisher: The Feminist Press at CUNY
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