Some writers don’t just write stories for mere entertainment but to intrigue and intimidate our minds and thought process. They have the power to showcase reality or fiction with a beautiful sheen that often leaves our skeptical minds grasping for more. Here are a few top English writers who are Pioneers of contemporary Indian literature.
1. R. K. Narayan
There is hardly any Indian who has not grown up reading Malgudi Days and Swami and Friends. He is one of the first Indian novelists whose work gathered global audience’s attention which changed the literary line in India.
2. Salman Rushdie
Salman Rushdie’s contribution to English literature remains unparallel. The author is very well known for his book “Midnight’s Children” that won him the Booker-Prize.
3. Jhumpa Lahiri
One of the famous contemporary writers, Jhumpa Lahiri has won many awards throughout her career. Her first short story collection “Interpreter of Maladies won her Pulitzer Prize for fiction. Her other famous works are “The Namesake”, “The Lowland”, “Unaccustomed Earth” etc.
4. Arundhati Roy
Arundhati’s first novel “The God of Small Things” (1997) won her the Booker prize and became bestselling book. She is famous for her strong political opinions. She is one of the most followed contemporary Indian writers.
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