The Growth Of Indian English Novel

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Introduction to Indian English Literature:
English, the language of international status, is especially remarkable for its flexible and variable character. It is not tied down to typical English conventions and social, cultural and literary background in various countries when it is read and spoken. It, on the other hand, has come under the dominant influence of the cultural and social background of the countries concerned. The geographical, climatic, social and cultural conditions prevalent in a country have determined the character of written and spoken English. Now-a-days English is not of the English men alone. It has become the cultural and literary heritage of mankind. The Americans have done a lot to transform English idiom and modes of expressions and have successfully adjusted it to the expression of their national character and temperament. Hence, the English of an American is different from that of an English man. Similarly the English of African, Australian and Arab countries is cautioned by national denominations. Hence we have seen the Black consciousness movement in English Literature written by Negroes. They are keenly alive to the racial and colour discriminations and have made English, a suitable medium to air their grievances and the evils of apartheid.
In India, too, English has been moulded and transformed to express the diverse phases of Indian Cultural, Social and Literary back ground. It has been used to express spontaneously and powerfully the varying shades of emotions, thoughts and feelings typical to Indian character. Therefore, the English of an Indian writer is not the English of an English writer. The pronunciation of English in India has been greatly in India has been greatly affected by her geography and climate. The Indian writers have invented new methods of expression to communicate the typical Indian background. We, therefore, have Indian English and Indo-Anglian Literature. The term ‘Indo-Anglian’ is used to denote original literary creation in the English language by Indians. The term ‘Indo-Anglian’ is first used as early as in 1833 when a book published in Calcutta bore the title ‘Indo-Anglian Literature’ which contained specimen compositions from native students. After publication of two admirable books by K. R. Srinivasa Iyengar, the term ‘Indo-Anglian’ has not only acquired wide currency but has come to stay as a familiar and accepted term which is applied to Indian Contriention to literature in English. This Indo-Anglian literature came into existence soon after Macaulay introduced English education in 1835. This literature was motivated by political, economic and cultural factors. First it was pleasure to write in English. It was imitative; it soon became assimilative and adoptive. The terms, “Indo-Anglian”, “Indo-English” “Indian Writings in English” are all synonymous and the flowering of Indian English Literature is the direct result of formal English education in India. This...

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