Narayan carried the Indo-English novel towards an achievement that goes beyond mere aspiration. He is the child of the Gandhian Age. His artistic exploitation of the rich resources of India’s past in relation to the complex present is strikingly evident in Kanthapura. It is the story of how the Congress for India’s freedom came to a small south Indian village Kanthapura. Therefore, the first remarkable feature of post-Independence Indian English fiction is the consolidation of their reputations by the leading trio Anand, Narayan, and Raja Rao.
The Indian English Novel, moreover, has now been widely much-admired all over the world, as it has been successful in carving 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 emerged 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 noteworthy 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
have achieved name and fame all over the world along with almost all International Literary awards. It is true that the above names are marked only in the genres of fiction. Shauna Singh Baldwin, who won the Commonwealth Prize for the Caribbean and Canada region, has said in one of her interviews, “We are the third generation of Indians writing in English. The first were writers like R.K. Narayan and Kamala Markandaya, who were writing from India. Next came the writers who migrated to the West: Salman Rushdie, Vikram Seth, Bharati Mukherjee, Meera Sayal.
“Contemporary Indian literature which is only one and a half centuries old is marked by amazing variations in both the literatures and the regions through which it was produced”. In India contemporary literature was origin at 19th century. The 20th century literatures are more modern than 19th century. The three terms in modern context are highly condensed for historical experiences. Anything fashionable today is considered as modern.
The novel provides the basis for discussion. Many of the Indian women novelists focus on women’s issues. Most of the women writers wrote about the sufferings of women faced by them in the male dominated society. Some of the women writers who wrote about identicalanalysis of women were Kamala Markandaya, Anita Desai, ManjuKapur, Anitha Nair, etc. These Indian women novelists get awareness because of their high educational and intellectual standards.
Literature is no more exclusively a man’s domain but is shared by women armed with new voice of resistance and gifted with new sensitivity and experiences. Many Indian women novelists have explored female subjectivity in order to establish an identity. The last three decades has seen the emergence of prominent feminist in Indian literature like Anita Nair, Shashi Deshpande, Arundhati Roy, Anita Desai, Manju Kapur and Shobha De who deal with women in a bolder manner. This article concentrates on “Finding one’s roots with reference to Anita Nair’s ‘ladies coupe’ and Shashi Deshpande’s ‘Roots and Shadows’. Anita Nair and Shashi Deshpande are the contemporary feminist writers writing in English in India.
Mulk Raj Anand is one of the Indian English fiction writer along with R.K. Narayan, Ahamed Ali, Raja Rao, was one of the first India- based writers in English. Anand is the one of the famous critic writer in Indian English fiction. Anand is not only a novelist and he is also a short story writer and art critic writing in English. Anand was among those who gave Hindustani idioms to English. In his work he arise our pity among the poor peoples of India by showing a real- life representation of the people.
The study of Indian English poetry is incomplete without the study of women poets. In the poetry of Indian women poets of modern age, their silences speak more and better than the words do. The women poets in the post-independence India emphasise their feminine sensibilities vis-á-vis search for identity in a unique and creative way. Apart from the expression of self and identity, their poetry captures the moments of intense experiences of private life with all its uniqueness and immediacy. The confessional
The narrative in Indian languages has had a very widespread and altered history. There are many human groups who are writing, freckled athwart the world level, but as far as Indian perspective and art of narrative discourse is anxious, the little has been written on rhetoric and literary criticism. Sir Ahmed Salman Rushdie, a contentious modern writer, is tremendously recognized for with several path breaking attempts in literature. Mulk Raj Anand, Raja Rao and R.K. Narayan drew the first models of character and elaborated the strange sagacity of the Indian novel. They played incredibly decisive role in the narratology.