About the BookIndian Writing in English has undoubtedly acquired its own independent identity; it no more remains mere imitative and derivative. Its long journey from colonial to post-colonial, from imperial to democratic and from English to Hinglish forms a remarkable chapter in the history of world literature. Tagore earned the first recognition and Naipaul is the recent laureate. In between these Nobel Laureates came a number of writers whose work earned worldwide appreciation.
The present book is an attempt to present the different genres of Indian Writing in English. It aims at tracing its distinctive features, such as Cultural alienation, Romanticism, Realism, Naturalism, Modernism etc. While Nehru has furnished ‘the best English’ to the globe, Amitav Ghosh, Shashi Tharoor, Arundhati Roy, Shiv K. Kumar and Dattani have stirred the West with their great works. The works of these renowned literary figures have been considered thoroughly and meticulously in the present book.
It is hoped that while the student community will find it easily accessible, the teachers will also consider it exciting study material.
About the Author/sG.S. Jha, M.A. in English and Hindi, LL.B., is posted as Head, Department of English, R.F. Govt. College, Changlang, Arunachal Pradesh. He has done his Research work on American Literature (Fitzgerald). With a rich experience of teaching of over twenty years, he has been guiding research scholars. He has been awarded with Associateship of Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla. He is Editor of prestigious literary journals such as Reflections, Martha, Poesy, Charcha and Spectrum. Besides, he is member of the Editorial Board of international literary journals like Pegasus, Titas, etc.