Indian English Novel Analysis

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The history of the Indian English novel can be dubbed as the story of a ‘metamorphosing India’. India has, since time immemorial, always served as a land of stories, the strict segregation between ritual and reality being quite a thin line. Under men like Mulk Raj Anand, Raja Rao and R.K. Narayan, the historical journey of the Indian English novel had begun to take its gigantic strides into the world of post-colonialism and a concept of the daring Indian novelists had emerged. The history of Indian English novel speaks a different global tongue, unrestrained to any particular culture or heritage - the perfect language of the ‘displaced intellectual’. History of Indian English novels continues with Kamala Das scouting women`s quandary in India and the world and others like Shashi Deshpande portraying characters who blame their self-satisfaction for their pitiable state of affairs. Arundhati Roy 's lush and sensuous prose and her handling of a wide range of personal and social issues enthrall and challenge the readers, whereas Jhumpa Lahiri`s well-crafted tales trudge at a perfect pace. Anita Desai is described as one of Tolstoy 's inheritors. Like his, her writing is sensuous, radical and uncannily perceptive.
The emergence of eminent women writers merged into the stream with their male contemporaries. The legacy of colonialism hangs heavily on the writers whose themes centered on socio-political and cultural issues results. Along with colonial and post colonial issues, the
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