Expectedly, she has created a great deal of controversy about herself as well as immense admiration for her grit in grappling with formidable social problems single handed. Jhumpa Lahiri was born on Nilanjana Svadeshna on July 11, 1967. She is an Indian American author. Lahiri’s debut short story collection, Interpreter of Maladies was published in1999. She created history to becoming the first Indian to win the Pulitzer Prize in London in the year 2000 for her short story collection, Interpreter of Maladies.
Her major novels include The Mistress of Spices (1997), Sister of My Heart (1999), Queen of Dreams (2004), The Palace of Illusions (2008), and Oleander Girl (2013). Divakaruni’s The Palace of Illusions is a retelling of the great Indian epic Mahabharata from
Shauna Singh Baldwin (born 1962) is a Canadian- American novelist of Indian descent. She belongs to second generation of diasporic writers. Baldwin's creativity as a writer traversed the boundaries thus enriching the experience of readers of three countries - India, Canada and America. Shauna Singh Baldwin is familiar with Indian cultural myths and there effect on Indian psyche as a whole. Having tried her hand in novels and short stories and being successful, she has also written one feminist play We Are So Different Now (2009) published in 2011.
In my opinion the country houses are the most familiar landmarks in the setting of these novels. I have to agree with McCann (1964.) who states that apart from being decorative, these landmarks serve a vital purpose. I think they are an essential part of Jane Austen’s style. For example in Persuasion, Kellynch is an instrument of the plot, or in Emma, Donwell Abbey is the background of a central scene.
Gothic Novel The sisters of Bronte certainly played a great part in the English literature. The sisters wrote in a style that is called Gothic novels or at times known as Gothic Horror; the style is an extension of the Romantic Association. The family of Bronte had six kids, Emily was the fifth child, and Charlotte was the third kid in the Bronte family. Their novels were acknowledged as extraordinary, and currently, they range as the literature of English classicism part. 'Jane Eyre ' is the one of the famous novels by Charlotte Bronte and also known as the most prominent novels in the Great Britain.
Charlotte Brontë and Victorian Literature Writings of Charlotte Brontë portray strong, vivid perspectives and influences of symbolism tinged with rational mindset and developmental stages of Victorian era. Be it in Jane Eyre or Villette or any other work of hers, an internal conflict of mind and soul and a connection of the conscience can be seen very easily. Charlotte Brontë was an English novelist and poet, the eldest of the three Brontë sisters who survived into adulthood and whose novels have become classics of English literature. Her pen name was Currer Bell, and she became famous for her first published novel Jane Eyre in which for the first time a first person strong women perspective was depicted who was rational as well as sensual. Moral values, refined, precise and convincing colloquial language gives an insight to relate with her text.
Her novel The Namesake was a New York Times Notable Book, a Los Angeles Times Book Prize finalist and was selected as one of the best books of the year by USA Today and Entertainment Weekly, among other publications. Lahiri's 2013 novel, The Lowland, was partially inspired by real-world political events. First let me say that Jhumpa Lahiri is my goddess of literature. I read a lot - maybe 50 books a year - and I have rarely fallen under the spell of a book the way I did with Interpreter of Maladies. Her follow-up collection of short stories, Unaccustomed Earth, was also an unqualified 5-star success.
In Ancient Ballads and Legends of Hindustan she wrote about the legendary past of India. Toru Dutt expressed the Indian belief of the supremacy of Fate in Human life. The poetry of Toru Dutt is notable also for the feel of Indian life that it has been able to convey in a foreign language. Indo-Anglian literature has occupied an outstanding place not only in India but in European countries also. Toru Dutt was a remarkable Indo-Anglian Poetess who was like Keats.
INTRODUCTION Shashi Deshpande, the living eminent writer in Indian English Literature occupies a great position. She has treated the familiar Indian topics delicately and has envisioned the contemporary high class woman’s with rare ability. She is the second girl of the renowned Kannada writer and Sanskrit researcher Sriranga. She was conceived in Dharwad in Karnataka, South India and was educated in Dharwad, Bombay and Bangalore. Deshpande has degrees in Economics and Law, which she completed with a Gold medal.
Sudha Murthy was born on 19 August 1950 in Shiggaon in Karnataka,India,The daughter of surgeon Dr.R.H. Kulkarni and his wife Vimala Kulkarni. She is an indian philanthropist and writer in Kannada and English.She began her professional career as a computer scientist and Engineer. She is the chairperson of the Infosys Foundation and a member of public health care initiatives of the gates foundation several orphanages participated in rural development efforts, supported the movement to provide all Karnataka government schools with computer and library facilities and established “The Murthy classical library of India” at Harvard University. Gently Falls the Bakula is a story written by Sudha Murthy in the milieu of traditional 1980s which is relevant even today.