Tagore’s Literary Repertoire

Manasi, the first collection of Tagore’s poems was published in 1890. As a novelist Tagore portrayed an authentic picture of the upper middle-class life in Bengal in Naukadubi, Chokher-Bali, Gora and Ghare Baire. The last two are interesting studies of the...

Indian Literature

Indian Writers in English

Though foreign in its origin, English has been adopted in India as a language of education and literary expression besides being an important medium of communication amongst the people of various regions. The beginning of Indian literature in English is traced to the...

Urdu Literature

Urdu writing in its various primitive forms can be traced to Muhammad Urfi (Tadhkirah – 1228 A.D.), Amir Khusro (1259-1325 A.D.) and Kwaja Muhammad Husaini (1318-1422 A.D.). As Urdu started flourishing in the kingdoms of Golconda and Bijapur, the earliest...

Telugu Literature

Nannaya’s Mahabharatam (1030 A.D.), which is an adaptation of the Sanskrit Mahabharata, marks the beginning of the Telugu literature. This work, which is rendered in the Campu style, is so chaste and polished and of such a high literary merit that many scholars...

Tamil Literature

The earliest Tamil literature goes back to the Sangam period. In ancient times, the assembly or academy of most learned men of Tamil land was called ‘Sangam’ and the literature produced in these assemblies is known as the Sangam literature. The compilation...
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