Indian English Literature Essay

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Introduction Indian English literature associates to that body of work by writers from India, who write in the English language and whose native or co-native language could be one of the various regional and indigenous languages of India. In Indian English writings Kashi Prasad is known to be the first Indian poet writing in English. Sochee Chunder Dutt was the first writer of fiction. In the beginning, thematic base was politics and can be seen in the Raja Ram Mohan Roy. And later he had dedicated pages about social reform and religion in India in English. Most prominent Indian English writers like: Rabindranath Tagore’s Sadhana, R.K Naryan’s Malgudi Days. Later novelists like Kamal Markandya’s Nectar in a Sieve, Some Inner Fury, A Silence of Desire, Two Virgins, Manoharmalgaonkar’s Distant Drum, Combat of Shadows, The Princes, A Bent in the Ganges and The Devil’s Wind, Anita Desai’s Clear Light Of Day, The Accompanist, Fire on the Mountain, Games Out at Twilight and Nayantara Sehgal, have ceaselessly captured the spirit of an independent India struggling to break away from the British and traditional Indian cultures and establish a distinct identity. In 1980’s and 90’s, India had emerged as a major literary nation. Salman Rushdie’s Midnight’s Children had become a rage around the world even winning the Booker Prize. Other Indian…show more content…
As young age, he spent four years in the Channel Island and London. He returned to India in 1955, and never left again. He written his first novel The Room on the Roof and received the Llewellyn Rhys Memorial Prize in 1957. In 1993 he received the Sahitya Academy Award, Padma Shri in 1999 and Padma Bhushan in 2014. He has written over three hundred short stories, essays and novels, including Vagrants in The Valley, The Blue Umbrella, Funny Side Up, A Flight of Pigeons and 30 bookss for

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