A History of the Indian Novel in English by Ulka Anjaria

By Ulka Anjaria

A historical past of the Indian Novel in English lines the advance of the Indian novel from its beginnings within the overdue 19th century up till the current day. starting with an intensive advent that charts very important theoretical contributions to the sector, this heritage contains large essays that make clear the legacy of English in Indian writing. equipped thematically, those essays study how English was once 'made Indian' by means of writers who used the language to deal with particularly Indian matters. Such matters revolved round the query of what it potential to be smooth in addition to how the unconventional may be used for anti-colonial activism. through the Nineteen Eighties, the Indian novel in English used to be a world phenomenon, and India is now the 3rd biggest writer of English-language books. Written by way of a bunch of major students, this historical past invitations readers to question traditional debts of India's literary history.

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