Indian English Literarture

Topics: Indian English literature, India, Salman Rushdie Pages: 7 (2264 words) Published: June 6, 2013
Indian English Literature
* Top English Writer & Their Famous Creations
* R.K. Narayan: R K Narayan is one of the best known Indian authors of all time. An Indian author of very high repute, he is best known for his works of fiction. The setting for most of R K Narayan works is the fictional town of Malgudi, first introduced in his semi autobiographical book 'Swami and Friends'.

Creations: The Dark Room, Malgudi Days, Talkative Man, The English Teacher. * Kiran Desai: Kiran Desai was born in India in 1971 and educated in India, England, and the United States. She studied creative writing at Columbia University, where she was the recipient of a Woolrich fellowship. Her work has appeared in "The New Yorker" and Salman Rushdie's anthology Mirrorwork: Fifty Years of Indian Writing. In 2006 Desai won the Man Booker Prize for her novel The Inheritance of Loss.

Creations: Hullabaloo in Guava Orchard, Winqsb, the Inheritance of Loss. * Salman Rushdie: Salman Rushdie is a world renowned novelist and essayist. He was born on June 19, 1947 to Anis Ahmed Rushdie, a lawyer turned businessman, and Negin Bhatt, a teacher. Salman Rushdie released his first novel titled Grimus, which was ignored by the literary critics and the public as well. He achieved popularity with his second novel, Midnights Children released in 1981, which won the Booker Prize the same year. His works of fiction are generally set on the Indian subcontinent. His style of writing is classified as magical realism mixed with time honored fiction.

Creations: Shalimar the Clown, Indochine: Stories, Shaken and Stirred, Global Lab, The Enchantress of Florence, Step Across This Line, Fury, Haroun& The Sea Of Stories, East, West and The Moors Last Sigh. * Arundhati Roy: Arundhati Roy is a world renowned Indian writer in English. She was born on November 24, 1961 in Shillong, Meghalaya. The super success of her novel The God Of Small Things put her on the global platform. Arundhati Roy has written novels, essays and is more of a social activist. She is actively involved in the Narmada Dam project, Sardar Sarovar project, the war against terror  and India's nuclear weaponization. Arundhati Roy is also a winner of many coveted awards like Booker Prize for her novel The God of Small Things, National Film Award for Best Screenplay in 1989, for the semi-autobiographical screenplay.

Creations: The God of Small Things, Algebra of Infinite Justice, An Ordinary Person Guide To Empire * Amit Choudhary: Amit Chaudhuri was born in 1962 and is an internationally recognized Indian English author. Besides novels, he has also written poems which are published in the "St. Cyril Road and Other Poems" in 2005. Amit Chaudhuri is a well known name in the literary circles and his popularity is proven by the many awards to his name like the Betty Trask Award and Commonwealth Writers Prize for Best First Book for his A Strange and Sublime Address. He won the Sahitya Akademi Award and Los Angeles Times Book Prize for A New World.

Creations: Immortals, The Forest Woman, Real Time, Culcutta. * Jhumpha Lehri: Jhumpa Lahiri is the name by which the world knows Nilanjana Sudeshna Lahiri. She is an Indian American author. Jhumpa Lahiri is known for her plain language and simple style of writing. Her writing is autobiographical and draws upon her own experiences of living in a foreign land.

Creations: The Namesake, Unaccustomed Earth, Melancholie der Ankunft and Samanam. * Amitav Ghosh: Amitav Ghosh is an internationally acclaimed intellectual writer and anthropologist. Amitav Ghosh was born in Calcutta, the capital of West Bengal, in India.  He spent most of his childhood in Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and northern India. Amitav Ghosh's experiences of growing up amidst separate cultures shaped his life and generated his interest for social anthropology. Creations : The Circle of Reason, The Shadow Lines and In An Antique Land and has...
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