Indian Literature In English

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Indian Literature in English denotes the works by writers in India who write in English language and whose native language could be one of the numerous languages of India. It is defined as literature written originally in English by the writers who are Indian by birth, ancestry, and nationality. Indian Literature in English is now being developed and gaining impetus as literature in true sense of the term. The English language came to India with arrival of the British. The British came to India with motive of trade. They needed natives as their employees so; they started offering English education to the natives. The British rule made Indian Literature in English possible. The literature written by Indian writers was considered inferior but…show more content…
While Indian authors have been making significant and extensive contributions to world literature since the pre-Independence era, last few years have eye witnessed a huge flourishing of Indian English writing in the world. The literary works of Indian authors writing in English are not only running on the best-seller list, but they are also acquiring an immense amount of admiration. Commencing from Mulk Raj Anand, R. K. Narayan, Anita Desai, Sarojini Naidu, and Toru Dutt to Salman Rushdie, Vikram Seth, Allan Sealy, Amitav Ghosh, Jhumpa Lahiri, Chitra Banerjee, Arundhati Roy, and Vikram Chandra the style of Indian writers is refined and much…show more content…
The universal success of Vikram Seth made him the first writer of Indian Diaspora to enter the globe of influential international writers and leave a permanent mark on the global literary sight. Other Indian English Literature novelists of status of modern times include V. S. Naipaul, Shobha De, G. V. Desani, M. Ananthanarayanan, Bhadani Bhattacharya, Arun Joshi, Khushwant Singh, O. V. Vijayan, Allan Sealy, Sashi Tharoor, Amitav Ghosh and others.
The writer in the genre of Indian Literature in English, who shook the world, was Arundhati Roy. Her novel, The God of Small Things, won the 1997 Booker Prize and became a worldwide best-seller overnight. Rohinton Mistry, Firdaus Kanga, Kiran Desai, Sudhir Kakar, Ardeshir Vakil, and Jhumpa Lahiri are some other renowned writers with Indian origin. Former Prime Minister P. V. Narasimha Rao, Satish Gujral, R. K. Narayan’s brother R. K. Laxman, Prof. Bipin Chandra, Sunil Khilnani, J. N. Dixit, Yogesh Chadha and Pavan K. Varma, Chetan Bhagat are also outstanding writers of the recent
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