Indian English Literature

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This research mirrors the formative journey of Indian English literature in the form of novel “The rise of the novel in India was not purely a literary phenomenon.It was a social phenomenon as much, rather the fulfillment of a social need’’.1 Writes K.S.Ramamurti in his book Rise of the Indian Novel In English . Of Course, fiction can be called a new branch, a new attempt in comparison with poetry, prose and other treatises but today we can claim that it is the most popular genre of Indo-Anglian literature. Although in the beginning the fictionist had to face a lot of problems, mainly the problem of language to express the emotions and sentiments of different fictitious characters and to describe truths related to traditions and circumstances…show more content…
Formerly, It was the general opinion that literature was possible only in mother tongue. Miss Lotika Basu, a critic held the view that Indians should not write in English when so many native languages were already present and R.K. Narayan was considered a traitor for writing in English but fictionist like Mulkraj Anand, Raja Rao, etc. were encouraged by the examples of writers like-Tagore, Manmohan Ghosh, E.P. Rice and W.B. Yeats. All of them had not written in their mother tongue. So the fictionist attempted to express Indian customers, considerations, prejudices, superstitions, and different religious and mythical experiences and people abroad became acquainted with them and while doing so he also got a wide range of readers along with a bigger variety of criticism. Thus Indian creative writing in English is an expression of one of the languages which Indians speak. As the late C.R. Reddy states- ‘Indo-Anglian literature is not essentially different in kind from Indian literature. It is a part of it, a modern facet of that glory which, concerning from the Vedas has continued to spread…show more content…
All the high posts were reserved for Britishers. Indians were forced to work hard and the money was drained by the Britishers. The judicial system was equally unjust. For administrative purposes the Britishers wanted educated Indians who could read and write English skillfully. Therefore, they paid attention to the educational development of India. Missionaries also helped by setting up printing presses in different parts of the country. Thus Britishers imparted English education in India for preparing an army of clerks. They also translated a large number of Indian classical books and Indians finally realized the rich tradition of their country. Iyenger

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