The Indian English Novel

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The story of the India novel in English is really the story of an altering India. Indian English novels have come quite a long way from the sheer use of English language to the authentic means for expressing one’s ideas, thoughts, concepts and imagination. There was a time when education was not in growth and speaking English was needless. It has attained maturity, but it is not that it rapidly emerged from nowhere. It has had its phases of development. The stories were already there- in the legends, in the folklore and the umpteen languages and cultures that gossiped, conversed, laughed and cried all over the subcontinent. India has always been a land of Kathas, the demarcation between ritual and reality was very narrow. Indian writers have…show more content…
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…show more content…
The history has seen many great writers like Raja Rao, Mulkraj Anand, and R.K. Narayan. These were the writers who made this genre popular and gained world recognition. In the recent years, Indian writers in English have been widely recognized by the West. Writers like Salman Rushdie, Vikram Seth, Shashi Tharoor, Amitav Ghosh, Arundhati Roy, Kiran Desai, Jhumpa Laheri have either won the prestigious literary Prizes or they have been short listed for it. Most of them have been praised for their innovative English. The most recent vibrant writer, most popularly known as the youth Icon, is Chetan Bhaghat. His works play an important role in giving a new direction to the Indian English
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