Role Of Literature In English Literature

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There were the days when Indian writing in English was termed derivative and initiative: it has achieved free identity today. From Tagore to Naipaul, Indian English has gained international recognition. Because of colonization, followed by the English education at schools and colleges, English fiction is on the increase both in terms of readers and writers. Today, when our cities get hold of the Westernized trends, readers especially the youth, find it easier to join themselves to English novels than the novels in mother language.
A study of the Indian popular literature in English is a study of the expectations and trends of the masses which makes the study appropriate. The local and international events leave a trace in an average lifestyle of Indians which in turn will be reflected in his tastes. It is also psychoanalysis of the cultural standard of the society. English writers were present in India from the pre-independence epoch. V. S. Naipaul, Mulk Raj Anand, R. K. Narayan presented the Indian lifestyles to the world wide interest. As time passed, the female writers Anita Desai, Kamala Markhandaya and Shashi Deshpande created their space in national and international literature. Indian writers like Arundhati Roy and Aravind Adiga have won the impressive Man Booker Prize also. But, from the past two decades, Indian writing in English seems to pull masses more. The reason is that English narrative seems to be able to satisfy the expectations of people than other
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