The first book written by an Indian in English was Travels of Dean . In its early stages, IEL was influenced by the Western novel.
The first book written by an Indian in English was Travels of Dean Mahomed, a travel narrative by Sake Dean Mahomed published in England in 1793. Early Indian writers used English unadulterated by Indian words to convey an experience which was essentially Indian. Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay (1838–1894) wrote Rajmohan's Wife and published it in 1864; it is the first Indian novel written in English. Narayan's evocation of small town life and its experiences through the eyes of the endearing child protagonist Swaminathan in Swami and Friends is a good sample of his writing style.
Each text is supported with an introduction and either detailed footnotes or a glossary as appropriate. Publication coincides with the 50th anniversary of Indian independence.
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Modern Poetry in Translation is a literary magazine and publisher based in the United Kingdom. The magazine was started by Ted Hughes and Daniel Weissbort in 1965. It was relaunched by King's College London in 1992. The College published it until 2003. It publishes contemporary poetry from all around the world, in English. Its 1st issue was a landmark. Writers previously unknown to the West were introduced by Hughes and Weissbort.
Of all the great modern Indian novels, of which there has been a flood, Arundhati Roy is the one I enjoyed .
Of all the great modern Indian novels, of which there has been a flood, Arundhati Roy is the one I enjoyed most. It’s got that fabulous quality, in the literal sense. It has a craftsmanship to it, and one of the greatest endings to any novel. This is a series of translations from largely Tamil, but also Sanskrit, texts, by one of the great modern poets of India, who was the greatest translator of ancient Indian poetry into modern English. It’s equivalent to Ted Hughes doing his translations from Ovid, the same sort of thing. A great modern poet taking on ancient poetry and making modern literature.
The God of Small Things: A Novel. The blend of anecdote, history, and economic analysis makes In Spite of the Gods an endlessly fascinating, highly pleasurable way to catch up on a very big story. William Grimes, The New York Times. Sophisticated and sympathetic.
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This new Macmillan series, Modern Indian Novels in Translation, gives non-Indian readers the opportunity to see how misleading Rushdie's verdict was. Unfortunately, those readers are unlikely to take up the chance. Western receptivity to non-western literature has been confined to brief enthusiasms in narrow literary circles for Sanskrit, Persian, Chinese and Japanese classics and to short-lived interest at a wider level in one or two modern Asian writers such as Rabindranath Tagore and Yukio Mishima.
The Modern Library's 100 Best Novels: The Board's List. John Glassco Translation Prize. New York Times Notable Book of the Year. Newsweek's Top 100 Books: The Meta-List. Esquire's 75 Books Every Man Should Read. Winifred Holtby Memorial Prize. Khushwant Singh's list of 12 significant Indian novels. Scotiabank Giller Prize Shortlist. Miles Franklin Award Shortlist.