Salman Rushdie is one of the leading novelists of the twentieth century. He is known as one of the finest masters of English prose and both his fiction and non-fiction is noted for the intensity of the language. His writing style has been described as magic realism with a blend of fantasy, knife-sharp satire and many digressions in the plot. A major factor that dominates his work is the essence of India though he settled abroad for more than four decades, his knowledge and love for India has never been on a wane. In his novel, Midnight’s children, which he wrote in 1981 has been his booker prize winning novel.
of the most eminent postcolonial writers, he is also generally known as one of the most momentous representatives of magic realism outside Latin America. Salman Rushdie, one of the most renowned writers of Indian Diaspora, settled in England, shot into fame through his magnum opus, Midnight’s Children. He was born to an affluent Muslim family in Bombay on 19 June 1947. He grew up in Mumbai and graduated with honours from King’s College, Cambridge. Settled in England, Rushdie’s literary career started with his first novel, Grimus (1975), which was a meagre seller.
Falik 1 Ayesha Falik B.A. honors English Literature Mrs. Saifia fawad 11 September 2014 0333-4136759 firstname.lastname@example.org Research proposal Title: Nihilist Pessimism in Hemmingway’s Old Man and the Sea Introduction: Ernest Miller Hemingway was one of the most prominent author and journalist. He was one of the most significant American authors of the Twentieth century. His novels and short fictions have left a permanent mark on the literary production of the United States and the world. Although most often remembered for his economical and understated fiction, he was also a noted journalist.
He was the first man to create the British-style poetry, and he made great contributions to the history of English literature. The British and the world's writers are highly rated for Chaucer. Because of that he not only opened the British Elizabethan literature path, but also affected the later British literary writers. The change and evolution of his personal style can be seen from Chaucer's representative works. In the mature period Chaucer is not only to create his own unique style works, but also to use this unique style to open the Elizabethan period of literary peak.
Apart from giving vent to the aspects of colonized India in his debut novel, Untouchable he is sincere in depicting the sub-colonialism that was running correspondingly in Indian society giving birth to a plethora of plights and predicaments for the subaltern/other. As an iconoclast, Anand spoke against exploitation, oppression, discrimination, inequalities and injustices prevalent in society; the indubitable impulse of Mulk Raj Anand to write for the proletariat and the outcaste was triggered by social, political and human causes. The novel is a reliable record and a true transcription of the pathetic plight of untouchables who were subjected to immitigable indignities due to their social inferiority and lowly origin. Subaltern Studies and Untouchable:- Subaltern Studies which was introduced around 1982 aimed at recapturing history for the
Kanthapura is best example of how Gandhian ideologies nfluenced in Indian writing in English. An Epic is a long narrative poem telling of heroic acts, the birth and death of a hero or of nation’s etc.Kanthapura is also an epic. Kanthapura is a tell of the impact that Gandhi had on the nation. He converted the whole nation into an army of freedom fighters. Gandhi was no less than the hero of an epic.
Anita Desai 's first novel, Cry, The Peacock, softened new ground up Indian English fiction and is said to be a pioneer. It has been termed as 'a wonderful novel ' by the pundits. Cry, The Peacock speaks the truth conjugal disharmony, absence of personality, idealism, and a feeling of aimlessness of life. Much has been composed on the subjects and style of Anita Desai 's novels. Diverse states of mind to destiny and submission to the inevitable exhibited in her novels are additionally considered in this work.
Rabindranath Tagore is a renowned and prominent figure in Indian Writing in English literature. The Gitanjali, one of his greatest poetic creations, marked a great transition in his life when Tagore’s national longing became merged in the universal. It was this spirit of universality in Tagore that earned him the prestigious and internationally acclaimed prize, the Noble Prize in 1913. He is the first and the last Indian so far who has achieved this feet in the field of literature. In Tagore’s poetry, we find a unique trait and the ecological wisdom.
Anita Desai is one of the most eminent and celebrated Indian English writers of the post-colonial era. Her contribution towards the contemporary Indian English novel remains almost unparalleled and hence her acclaim as a literary icon spreads far and wide on shores and beyond the shores. It is quite notable that she discovers new horizons in the world of fiction writing through her innovative approach with which she effectively deliberates on the burning issues in the contemporary Indian society, both rural and urban. In her writings, Desai effectively captures the conflict between and among her characters who are confronted with the unmitigated realities of life and even more interesting is the way she scans their mindset thus investigating
The writers of those times focused particularly on writing Indian English Dramas and Poetry which appealed much to the common man. Every possible author tried to write in the “British Mother Tongue” as they were highly sophisticated and educated. As The East India Company spread its wing in southern peninsula of India, English language started gaining new pockets of influence, but it was still time for the first English book to get published and seek the attention of the masses. The late 17th century saw the advent of the Printing Press in India but the publication was confined to either printing The Bible or the government decrees at large. Then, the newspaper printing started gaining popularity.