Indian English Novel

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The story of the India novel in English is really the story of an altering India. Indian English novels have come quite a long way from the sheer use of English language to the authentic means for expressing one’s ideas, thoughts, concepts and imagination. Earlier, the education was not in growth and speaking English was inessential. It has attained maturity, but it is not that it fatly emerged from nowhere. It has had its phases of development. The stories were already there- in the legends, in the folklore and the local languages and cultures that gossiped, conversed, laughed and cried all over India. India has been a land of Kathas always, the delineation between ritual and reality was very subtle. Indian writers have made the most significant…show more content…
The Indian English Novel, moreover, has now been widely much-admired all over the world, as it has been successful in shaping its own position not only in the world of commonwealth literature but also in the ‘World literature’. Though the origin of Indian literature in English as a whole is necessarily the English education and the introduction of British literature, the Indian English Novel came forward as a necessary product of its own story telling tradition and the tradition of English novel. So, it is considered that one of the most worth mentioning gifts of English education to India is prose fiction for though India was probably a fountain head of story-telling, the novel as we know today was an importation from the…show more content…
However the main purpose of these stories was to interpret life by values and make the readers identify the same. The main feature of the Western novel -the expression of historical sense or of social relationships of man- has never been found in Indian stories. The novel, in the modern sense came to India only after its contact with the British during the colonialism. As in the Western tradition the rise of the novel was associated with the growth of the middle class, in India too, a new class of intellectuals, in outcome of the British contact rose to share its awareness of time and place through novels. However the attitudes of these geniuses took time to make their view and feelings purposive. Indian English Novel being the most popular and powerful form of literature was elected as the most suitable medium for the discovery of experiences and ideas in their own context and it is definitely the most popular means of transportation of Indian ideas to the wider English speaking humanity. As a result of the significant contribution made by Indian novelists, even the critics all over have appreciated and awarded. Like other forms of literature, in the early phase that is 1864 to 1930 Indian English novels
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