There were the days when Indian writing in English was termed derivative and initiative: it has achieved free identity today. From Tagore to Naipaul, Indian English has gained international recognition. Because of colonization, followed by the English education at schools and colleges, English fiction is on the increase both in terms of readers and writers. Today, when our cities get hold of the Westernized trends, readers especially the youth, find it easier to join themselves to English novels than the novels in mother language. A study of the Indian popular literature in English is a study of the expectations and trends of the masses which makes the study appropriate.
Most innovative companies of 2016 "(BABBEL, n.d)). Mainly, English is the lingua Franca of the world today. the Oxford dictionary defines the concept of Lingua Franca as “A language that is adopted as a common language between speakers whose native languages are different.” (n.d.) In this regard, English can be seen as the language of business, technology, tourism and intercultural communication. Nevertheless, learning a foreign language is not limited to an instrumental view of this. Learning structures, developing four skills (writing, reading, speaking and listening) and vocabulary is
In other words, while writing in English, Indian English Writers articulate through a ventriloquist’s voice. There is really a new language connected with articulation. At times we feel that the ventriloquist’s voice can be additional through the ‘real’ voice. Why is this kind of ventriloquism preferred to the apparently “real” voice? What is the need to transpose the real voice?
English has gradually emerged as the most prominent of the global languages; it is the means of communication for science, academia, news, media, economics, technology, and international politics. Consequently, English education has become a fundamental component of national curriculums across the globe. Non-native students from all walks of life see English as a necessity if they wish to become successful in any number of disparate fields. Whilst writers such as Crystal (2003) see the globalisation of English as a positive, allowing the international community to communicate with ease whilst simultaneously increasing global interdependence, others see it as an imposition, one that perpetuates the dominance of English-speaking countries internationally. Discontentment at the promotion of English over a native language is far from a new phenomenon.
As opening of universities and schools was very rapid in India the demand of its emerged along with it which enabled some of outcast society member to come forward to learn English. Now English was not confined to only few private schools and colleges but the standard of English always remained an area of concern for all. The government took the precautionary measures by appointing commissions to develop the standard of English in schools and colleges. The Secondary Education Commission highlighted the same in a similar tone when Commission reaffirmed the importance of English language for example, University Education Commission mentioned that learning of English must continue because it a language which is rich in literature- humanistic,
Their appearance added a new dimension to the Indian English Fiction. The chief figures are Ruth Pawar Jhabvala, Kamala Markandaya, Nayantara Sahgal and Anita Desai. After Nineteen sixties, there was a thematic and technical shift in focus in the Indian English fiction due to the influence of the modern British novel. There was the impact in the post-war period on the public that gave rise to psychological disorders, immoral values
CHAPTER 1: INTRODUCTION 1.1 Rationale of the Study In the new era of globalization, English is one of the most dominating languages. This is such an international common tongue which connects people all around the world. It has become the lingua franca in many fields, such as politics, business, technology, science, business, and entertainment, to name a few. This has made the need for learning English arise. When it comes to an effective technique for acquiring a second language, literature plays a significan role in teaching both basic language skills (i.e.
The name of Chetan Bhagat is highly admired in the territory of English literature. He is a character who articulates the current situation experience as he realized. The main facet of his appearance is youth and their fight as they have to face. The social environment as depicted in the novels of Chetan Bhagat is mainly of the society in the post globalization time. As we are aware, Indian English Literature includes hand-outs of both natives and Diaspora.
R K Narayan achieved his worldwide popularity with his famous novel The financial expert (1952) and Man eater of Malgudi (1961). Kamala Markenday and Khushwant Singh are those prominent and popular names in English history who are known for their clear cut secularism in novels and inborn passion for poetry as well. Now a day a number of writers have given their contribution to Modern English Literature. Their powerful literary expressions as fictional works have got prestigious place today. Though these works are fictional at point it connects readers’ day to day life and experiences and they find themselves in the fictional characters.
The budding of inestimable varieties promising literary texts in India is owing to her linguistic assortment. Multilingual India with its repository of literatures has the potential for becoming an inspiring practicum for literary translation and comparative studies. It furnishes abundant scope for comparative scholars to study Indian Literature based on history, ideology and theology. According to 1981 census 221 spoken languages were recorded in India excluding languages of speakers totaling less than 10,000. In addition to the 18 languages recognized by our Indian Constitution as major languages four more are recognized by the Sahitya Akademi for their impact in literature.