Basham whose book, The Wonder That Was India (1951) was an early attempt at extending the parameters of Indian historiography. His book surveyed the different facets of ancient Indian culture without the prejudices that marked earlier European works. By the 1980s, there was another spur in Indian history writing that were influenced by the earlier nationalist historians. This genre of history is often referred to as communal history as it overplays myths and legends, while censuring all critical studies of the Brahmanical social structure and even support the caste system laid out in the manusmriti. The communal writers are heavily influenced by Hindutva ideologies and heavily criticise eminent historians that adhere to objective standards of historiography.
“THE CIVILIZATION IN AMITAV GHOSH’S NOVELS” INTRODUCTION English is a foreign language but since the British came to India the language has an impact on several fields in education, literary effort and as a medium of communication. Indian English Literature refers to that body of work by writers from India, who writes in the English language and whose native or co-native language could be one of the numerous regional and indigenous languages of India. English literature in India is also linked with the works of writers of the Indian Diaspora born in India but residing elsewhere. A pioneer of this literature was Raja Ram Mohan Roy whose prose works is note worthy. There were poets who are considered the first of the Indian English poets Henry Vivian Derozio, Madhusudan Dutt, Aru and Toru Dutt, and Manmohan Ghose.
His works have given people outside Indian nations to peek into the cultures which revolve a fictitious South Indian town, Malgudi. His works include novels like ‘The Guide’, ‘The English Teacher’, and ‘A Tiger for Malgudi’. Both writers regardless of somewhat different backgrounds share a common trait in which both writers employed the use of realism in their works. Based ‘The Ruined Nest and Other Stories’ and ‘The Guide’, both Tagore and Narayan portrayed the bits and pieces of the Bengali and Indian lives in their true forms eliminating the idealistic
It exemplifies reader friendly language with a style so novel and fresh. His novels are ―tugs at the emotions rather than moralizes serious literary aim. He places the facts comically and mockingly mesmerizing the readers. His writings have gained the greatest legacy of refined postmodernism literature by dismantling the authority of the West. Five Point Someone, Chetan Bhagat’s first entrance novel deals with dilemma of today’s engineering students in India who
Indian women novelists have given a new dimension to the Indian literature. Indian English literature has developed over a period of time and writing in English did not start in a day. It took many years and several distinguished personalities to bring the present status and distinction to Indian English literature. Indian literature is not only about novels, it is also about poetries and short stories. Before the rise of novels, several women writers composed songs, short stories and small plays.
As with Arundhati Roy, Kiran Desai’s works also manages to explores the flaws and despair of the post colonial era. Indian English fiction has come a long way from the triumvirates of the thirties to the modern recent English fiction writers. The language which was once treated as a language of the foreigner or the language of the elite class is viewed differently. As the number of readers Indian English fiction has increased. So the quality of writing has also improved.
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
He is moderately refreshing in his approach. The trap of diverse emotions, feelings, aspirations, nuisance, conflicts; relations of characters are much life like. His novels entail that Chetan Bhagat has availed every state of affairs in his fluency to add freshness and life to plot and characters likewise. It may be useful to take a look at Chetan’s conditions as his life experience has much to do with the novels he has