General Introduction of Indian
Name: Sejal Chauhan
Paper: 4 – Indian Writing in English
Roll No: 31
Submitted to: Smt.S.B.Gardi,Department Of
English ,M.K.Bhavnagar University.
a legend in England before the two
countries came face to face.
The two countries have dealt with eachother in
trade,military and political affairs for about
three and half centuries.
India gave wealth and Empire to England and of
many things she receive in return.
The most significant are the English language
and the concept of the constitutional
Today,India not only remains a
member of the
English speaking world, but also contributes to
a distinct genre of English literature called ‘Indo
“ As literature produced in
the English language
by the Indian authors.”
This term was first used in 1813.
Book published in Calcutta title ‘Indo Anglian
Dr.K.R.Srinivasa Iyengar adopted it as the title of
his first book on this subject
“Indo Anglian Literature” published in 1943.
Another kind of Indian Writing called “Anglo
Literary works dealing with Indian theme,
setting and purpose written by Englishmen.
Edward Oaten in his prize winning essay “A
Sketch of Anglo Indian Literature” published in
is also very often used to connot the
Indian Writing in English or Indo Anglian
John B. Alphonso Karkala use the name ‘IndoEnglish’ to ‘Indo Anglian’.
Tagore’s ‘Gitanjali’ which has been awarded the
Noble prize in Literature- is a contribution not
to Indo-Anglian, but to Indo-English Literature.
a civil servant of the East
Start English School and Colleges opened by the
Bentinck’s decision English became not only the
official language of India but also the medium of
instruction in schools and colleges.
Bombay, Madras and Calcutta with English as
the medium of instruction.
Mohan Roy and Keshab Chandra Sen
First time Indian began to question the
orthodox, prejudices,dogmas and superstitions
that had gripped them for centuries.
The beginning of the 19th century, the main
aspect of the Indian Renaissance was the effort
to recreate the cultural life that existed in the
Anand and R.K.Narayan have received
favourable critical response from.
E.M.Forster and Graham Greene.
Past hundred and fifty years Indo Anglian
Literature has outstanding achievements to its
credit in the creative as well as critical fields.