Indian Short Stories In Indian English Literature

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The first short stories in the United Kingdom were gothictales like Richard Cumberland’s the remarkable narrativeThe Poisoner of Montremos (1791). Great novelists such as Sir Walter Scott and Charles Dickens also wrote some short stories. One of the earliest short stories in the United States was Charles Brockden Brown’s Somnambulism (1805). Washington Irving wrote mysterious tales are Rip van Winkle (1819) and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (1820). Nathaniel Hawthorn published the first part of his Twice- Told Talesin 1837. Edgar Allan Poe wrote mystery and imagination between 1832 and 1849.
The first Indian English short story, is Naked Shingles by Iswaran who published his first collection of a short stories in1941. Rabindranath Tagore also credited finest short stories to Indian English literature. Raja Rao, Mulk Raj Anand and R. K. Narayan who are the contemporary short syory writers of Isvaran. Thus, the Indian short story writers gave more contribution to development of English literature. Nilanjana Sudheshna Lahiri, the youngest of diasporic artist who was considered as one of the best writer among the twentieth century writers under the age of forty by The New Yorker. She
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She records the emotional voyages of characters seeking love beyond the barriers of nations, cultures, religious. Lahiri is also able to draw her detact but also by making them feel the emotional physical and mental needs of the characters. Lahiri’s early short stories are rejected by many publishers for many years. At finally her collection of stories Interpreter of Maladies was finally published in 1999. “ When I first started writing Iwas not conscious that my subject was not the Indian – American experience. I was not brave enough or mature enough to allow in life.” (Jhumpa
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