Sarojini Naidu, often hailed as the Nightingale of India, exhibited a distinctive writing style characterised by eloquence, lyricism, and a delicate fusion of Indian cultural motifs with Western literary influences. Her poetry reflects a harmonious blend of romanticism and nationalism, where she masterfully crafted verses that resonated with both emotion and patriotic fervour. Naidu’s use […]
Anand Neelakantan and the story of a lacking plot – the novelist earnestly needs to revamp his style of writing!
I have been reading fiction for almost a decade now. In my journey as a reader, rather an ardent reader, I have read works of the highest accepted standard and also those vehemently disregarded by so-called critics. However, I often tend to make my decisions and opinions only after reading the books myself. I am […]
Jhumpa Lahiri is an American author with roots in India that she often acknowledges directly and indirectly, in her opinions, stories, fiction and literature overall. Jhumpa Lahiri is mostly known for her short stories, more than for her novels, and her works generally explore the experiences of Indian immigrants in the United States. Lahiri has […]
Anyone interested in Indian English literature must know the name of Shobha De, the famous page-3 columnist and novelist who did not pull her punches when it came to the occasion. Known as the founder of the celebrity (especially the Bollywood) magazine Stardust, Shobha De is credited with many things within the domain of her […]
If one needs to name a writer who represents India and her traditions the best, Sri Aurobindo may be the best-suited one to feature. A philosopher, yogi, and spiritual leader in addition to being a poet, author and intellectual, Sri Aurobindo is best known for his teachings on the integration of the individual consciousness with […]