A COMPARATIVE STUDY ON THE THEME OF EAST – WEST ENCOUNTER IN INDO-ANGLIAN LITERATURE

Shikha Kataria

Abstract


The word ‘Indian Literature’ is of latest origin. In the beginning, it was meant as ‘Sanskrit literature’ by the scholars of Indian literature such as Sten Konow, Albrecht Weber, and M. Wintemitz etc. However, the common and established vision of literary historians is that the Indian literature is tiaanassemblage of various literatures of the subcontinent taking different linguistic manifestations. Indian literature (Sanskrit) and the literature carved in various languages are acknowledged by Sahitya Akademi which is the part of Indian literature. In the essay “Many Languages but one Literature: A Retrospective on Indian Writing”, Mulk Raj An and has uttered that, at the inauguration time of Sahitya Akademi, Dr. Radha krishnansaid a truth, “There are many languages in India but one literature”. The main motive of the Indian literature is to stimulate the essence of patriotism. The knowledge of national uniqueness appeared in literature and frequently the Indian writings revolved into power of enlightenment in 19th century. At the phase of the freedom fight in India, the patriotism appeared in the thoughts of the people in India, which made the general public belonging to different tribes and castes, different regions, united and flourished the closure of the foreign rulers from the Indian soil. The literature question and Indian freedom fight is mainly associated with the knowledge of national uniqueness and the self-awareness of the nation.


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