The Indian English Literature

The Indian English Literature

The Indian English literature is basically the work by writers in India who write in the English Language. Some of the famous names associated behind the Indian English Literature are  V.S.Naipaul, Kiran Desai, Jhumpa Lahiri and Salman Rushdie, who are of Indian descent. The first book written by an Indian in English was by Sake Dean Mahome, titled Travels of Dean Mahomet, which was published in the year 1793 in England. In its early stages it was influenced by the Western art form of the novel. Dhan Gopal Mukerji was the first Indian author to win a literary award in the United States

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 Apart from these writers R.K Narayan is a writer who contributed over many decades and who continued to write till his death recently. Among the latest writers, the most notable is Salman Rushdie, born in India, now living in the United Kingdom. Rushdie with his famous work Midnight’s Children have won many Booker prizes in the year 1981, 1992 and 2008. The story of the Indian English novel is really the story of a changing India. There was a time when education was a rare opportunity and speaking English was considered unnecessary. With the coming of Mulk Raj Anand, Raja Rao and R.K.Narayan, the Indian English novel had begun its journey. A famous author says that novels are the best way for two human beings to connect to each other. Apart from novels there have been remarkable work done in poetry. The pride of India, Rabindranath Tagore wrote in Bengali and English and was responsible for the translations of his own work into English.They say books are the most entertaining form of media that exist. Its not movies, or art or theater, its just the books. 

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