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IN CONTEXT

Focus

Indian English writing

Before

1950s R. K. Narayan’s texts help introduce Indian English writing to a global readership.

1981 Salman Rushdie’s Midnight’s Children marks a new stage in Indian English writing.

After

1997 Arundhati Roy wins the Booker Prize with The God of Small Things, which challenges the caste system.

2000 Amitav Ghosh looks at migration and colonial control in The Glass Palace, a historical novel set in Burma, Bengal, India, and Malaya.

2006 In The Inheritance of Loss, Indian English author Kiran Desai explores the impact of colonialism.

Over the last few decades Indian English writing has carved a niche as a recognizable ...

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