India has always been a highly literate culture, having a rich heritage of poetry, mythology and heroic literature. It’s ancient language, Sanskrit, is still revered as a sacred language in Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism and Sikhism. In the 20th century, a modern, secular Indian literary culture emerged, producing a wide range of novels written in Punjabi, Hindi, Urdu and English. It is only recently, however, that Indian novels in English have gained the worldwide audience that their writing deserves. The five books mentioned below are just a few of the thousands of great English novels by Indian authors, with many more being published each year.
Topics: Indian Novels