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    Modernism in Indian English Literature


    Author: Manisha Rani

    Keywords: Anarchic, Alienation, Exile, Exculpation, Identity, Negative, Propensity

    Abstract: Indian English literature can be specified as a literature originally written in English by authors who are Indians by birth, origin, and nationality. Diaspora is a term used to describe a group of people living in exile. Literature of the Indian Diaspora constitutes a major study of the literature and other cultural texts of the Indian Diaspora. It is a globally accepted fact that Diasporic writers set a propensity since Independence. Writing in the Diaspora occupies a distinctive place among nations and cultures. Indo-English literature emerged as an interesting outgrowth of an eventful encounter in the late eighteenth century between lively and enterprising Britain and anarchic India. In this present paper, I would like to raise two important questions: the first will concern the cultural alienation of Indian writers writing in English, usually referred to as westward impulsion, East-West encounter, or cross-cultural conflict. Alienation is a concept transplanted to Indian soil that gained currency in postwar Europe and whose roots lie deep in the Old Testament. The cultural alienation of Indian writers writing in English can be tackled from the beginning. Indian writing has absorbed at least three major currents: The Central European Aryan, the Muslim, and the British, which have had a strong and creative influence on the primary driving force. The second part deals with the identity of Indian writers writing in English as authors of English literature, which is constantly questioned. The present work tries to examine such writings, which appear as a meander of nothingness that repeats the same kind of ideas in every piece of writing, in almost all works of all writers: you can call it a negative conception, the exculpation lies in the resulting proposals; for this purpose, I would like to select some writers and their works that are noteworthy.

    Article Info: Received: 22 Apr 2024, Received in revised form: 27 May 2024, Accepted: 08 Jun 2024, Available online: 18 Jun 2024

    Modernism in Indian English Literature DOI: 10.22161/ijtle.3.3.2

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