Essay On Indian English Literature

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The English language became an incisive and strong instrument in the hands of Mahatma Gandhi for freedom. He edited and wrote for papers like ‘Young India’ and ‘Harijan’. He also had penned his autobiography, My Experiments with truth, which is known for its literary flair. Jawaharlal Nehru stands out as another prominent leader, who had excellence in writing prose, all of them taking the budding Indian English literature of British India, to heights of excellence and merits. Nehru is however particularly remembered for his Glimpses of World History, Discovery of India and an Autobiography. Indian English literature till 1970 made up a rather viable industry as it captured the mood of the changing times. Apart from the three greats of Indian English Literature, Mulk Raj Anand , R.K.Narayan and Raja Rao, a number of other prominent writers came up during this time such as Kamala Das, Khushwant Singh, Anita Desai, A.K.Ramanujan etc. Mulk Raj Anand’s Indian English Literature till 1970 was the product of a time of great transition and change. The decades of the 1920s, 1930s, and 1940s witnessed cataclysmic changes, as during this time there was the simultaneous discussions on both…show more content…
It is also associated with the works of members of the Indian diaspora, especially people like Salman Rushdie, who was born in India but raised outside. This body of Indian English literature is commonly referred to as Indo-Anglian literature. (Indo-Anglian is a specific term in the exclusive context of writing, which however is not confused with the expression Anglo-Indian). As a category, this production comes under the broader realm of post-colonial English literature in India-the brilliant production from previously colonized countries such as

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