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...

Oriya Literature

Sarala-dasa (Sidheswar Panda) of the 14th century was the first great poet of Oriya, who wrote the ‘Chandi Purana’ and the ‘Vilanka Ramayana’. ‘Rama-bibha’, written by Arjuna-dasa, is the first long poem in Oriya language. The Oriya literature was distinctly religious...

Punjabi Literature

The Adi Grantha or Guru Granth Sahib is one of the earliest texts in Punjabi. It was written not strictly in Punjabi but in the Gurumukhi script. Baba Fariduddin Shakarganj (1173-1266 AD), a Sufi saint of the pre-Nanak period was an eminent Punjabi poet, whose four...

Assamese Literature

The early Assamese literature is either translation or adaptation from the Epics and the Puranas . The oldest Assamese writer was perhaps Hema Saraswati, who wrote the famous Prahlada Charita in the late 13th century AD. Madhava Kandalis’ translation of the...

Bengali Literature

The Bengali literature originated from the classical Indo-Aryan Sanskrit language and literature. But the influence of other non-Aryan languages on Bengali cannot be ignored. It is also believed that the Bengali literature was also influenced by Kol and Dravidian (the...

Gujarati Literature

The history of Gujarati literature can be divided into three broad periods: Early period (upto c.1450 A.D.), the Middle period (up to 1850 A.D.) and the Modern period (1850 A.D. onwards).  It is claimed that the earliest writings in Gujarati was by Jaina authors....
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