The productive contribution of Indian women novelists in post-independent India especially in the past two or three decades has been indisputably great and continuously rising. All the above novelists have written their novels with a realistic mode and their novels are narrated with a good narrative technique. Anita Myles
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.
Amitav Ghosh’s The Glass Palace is a major text in the field of postcolonial literature or New Literature. This novel is suffused with various postcolonial issues ranging from the deconstruction of nationalism, an inkling of hope in cosmopolitanism, exploring the dark legacy of British Imperialism, the predicament of the displaced colonized subjects and the ambivalent nature of the identities of the colonizer and the colonized. This paper seeks to investigate how the author shows a deliberate consciousness in this novel to deconstruct the binary of the colonized and the colonizer and how fragile this dichotomy is, with the evidence of showing various characters assuming different roles with simultaneous shift in power structure. This discourse of ‘ambivalent’ nature of the colonial subjects has caught the attention of the literary postcolonial theorists. This novel shows testimony to the postmodern and post-structural awareness of the pluralities and multiplicity of subjectivity and how a character becomes a ‘text’ (a text with language) or a dialogic ‘space’ where different contrary ideologies collide for dominance.
The major stylistic and linguistic experiments have been made in the Indian novels in English of this period can be noticed in diction or literal paraphrase of idioms, in grammar or in the structure of sentences. Further in the use of conversation, employment of rich images, presentation of more modern and western devices as symbolism and irony, these novelists real an idiosyncratic character and different coloring. We see a marked modify in the technique of the novels written in this period. The novelists writing before nineteen thirties looked for their traditional western models and were mainly influenced by their British counter parts in their concepts of plot, characterization, and other stylistic devices. But the writers from nineteen
To briefly remember and recollect the beginnings, Raja Rammohan Roy strongly advocated the Western instead of Oriental education. The founder of English literature in India was virtually and indirectly Lord Macaulay, Raja Rammohan Roy has inculcated in the native minds love for the English language and later a passionate zeal for literary creation in it. With the passage of time a handful of eminent writers emerged on the Indian literary scene who produced literary specimens of considerable standard that blazed a new trail and guided many young aspiring writers. Therefore, the appearance of Michael Madhusudan Dutt, Toru Dutt, and others on the literary horizon is not an event that can be described as fortuitous but a natural corollary. Ever
This article is an attempt to deal with the magnum opus, Midnight’s Children, by universally acclaimed and controversial author, Salman Rushide. Midnight’s Children has been considered as an epoch-making novel in Indian English realm of literature that is why this piece of writing pertains to the gamut of postmodern literature. The paper is a sojourn throughout which the butt is to divulge the postmodern features embedded in this novel. Rushdie found his metier in this novel which is the amalgamation of fact and fantasy with a linguistic extravaganza in Indian English literature. The novel has been translated into several languages.
ABSTRACT Literature has traditionally been applied to those imaginative works of poetry and prose distinguished by the intentions of their authors and the perceived aesthetic excellence of their executions. The advent of the British in India initiated works to be written in English language. Then a number of works in English literature began to grow. During the contemporary times, numerous Indian authors have made their mark on the world English literature scene. Among the many novelists experimenting consciously with the Indian Writing in English, Jaishree Misra and Shilpi Somaya Gowda have a unique place among the novelists writing in English.
This ‘magic realism’ not only represents the disturbed post colonial situations of India but also marks their echoes of national consciousness. Novelist like Bapsi Sidhwa, Kamla Markandeya, Anita Desai, Manohar Malgaonkar, Nayantara Sehgal struggled hard to establish a separate identity unlabelled of British or Indian cultures and thus paved way for a new era of Indian English
Indo- Anglian Literature or Indian English Literature forms an integral part of English literature and has attained a distinct place in the literary landscape of India. Literature is the expression of life in various angles, about different societies from East to West. As a universal language, English is a link for the flow of thought and for integration of nations. The Indian Philosophy from ancient to modern times spread to various countries and attained glory due to the mastery of English language. In Indo- Anglian Literature the novel occupies the most important place.
The post-modern novelists like, Amitav Ghosh, Arundhati Roy, Nayantara sahgal, Vikram Seth, Geetha Goswami, Salman Rushdie Shobha Dee, Kiran Desai, Anita Nair, Manju Kapur, Geetha Hariharan and Kaveri Nambisan are the second generation novelists who brought Indian fiction in English into the global scenario and have been developing the genre. Salman Rushdie’s Midnight Children as a picaresque novel documents the wanderings of a split self in quest of wholeness and identity. It also becomes the symbol of man’s fundamental human condition. Amitav Gosh was born in 1956 in Calcutta. His father was working in Indian army.