Indian English literature, Mahatma Gandhi, R. K. Narayan




whole. The fact that Indian literatures are a product of a multilingual, multicultural and socio-historical mélange cannot be overlooked. Today Indian literature reached at the apex of creation with the contribution of regional and national writers.

This researcher would like to focus on the root and brief literary history of Indian writing in English and the genre – novel in Indo-Anglian literature up to the time of Mulk Raj Anand for better understanding of his novel. Here, it is essential to mention the brief history of Indian writing in English and the contributors of it. Along with the list of the contributors in Indian writing in English, the rise of the new form of literature- novel in India is also necessary to focus. For that researcher would like to divide the history of Indian writing in English into three parts, first to understand the beginning and exploration of Indian writing in English by major contributors, second for the rise and development of new literary genre (novel) in Indo-Anglian literature and third to understand Anand as a novelist. These three parts are foundation of my research work. On the basis of the understanding of the Indo-Anglian literature and the rise and development of novel in Indo-Anglian literature, the major novels of Mulk Raj Anand can be judged properly.

Indo-Anglian literature contributed to the common pool of world writing in English. It is a literature which is a combination of Indian


literature and Indian literature written in English. Indian English Literature refers to the body of work by writers in India who write in the English and whose native or co-native language could be one of the numerous languages of India. It is also associated with the works of members of the Indian Diaspora. It is frequently referred to as...
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