English Literature In Indian Literature

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Indian literature in English originated as a necessary result of the introduction of English education in India under the colonial law. In recent years it -Dhavan R.K. is of the opinion that-

It is now recognized has attracted widespread interest, both in India and abroad.1 (Dhavan: 1986, 5)

Indian literature in English is not only part of Commonwealth literature, but also occupies a Great significance into the World literature.2 (Dhavan: 1986, 5)

Today, innumerable Indian English writers have contributed significantly to modern English literature. Ram Mohan Roy who heralded the Indian Renaissance and Macaulay who suggested English in Indian educational system were probably aware of what was in amass for the Indians in terms of literary
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It is generally believed that the novel is the most appropriate literary form for the exploration of experiences and ideas in the context of our time, and Indian English literature occupies its proper place in the countryside of literature. There are critics and commentators in England and America who praise Indian novels written in English. Prof. M. K. Naik…show more content…
The expected impact of the Gandhiyan movement on Indian English literature was the sudden blossoming of realistic novels during the 1930s. Novelists turned their attention away from the past to focus on contemporary issues. In their novels existing social and political problems that Indians found themselves in were given the importance. The nation-wide movement of Gandhi not only stimulated Indian English novelists but also provided them with some of their high-flying themes, such as the struggle for freedom, the East-West encounter, the communal problem and the wretched condition of the marginalized, the landless poor, the downtrodden, the economically exploited and the oppressed. The impact of the far-reaching change on the Indian social and political scene caused by the Gandhiyan movement can be supposed in K. S. Venkatramani’s Murugan, The Tiller published in the year 1927 and Kandan, The Patriot: A Novel of New India in the Making
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