Popular indian litretures (cpd)
ITS ALL ABOUT POPULAR INDIAN LITERATURES.
Published on: Mar 4, 2016
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India has its own manner related to the
culture, community, literature, living
style…and many more.. these all makes
Indians proud from long ago.
And Indian Literature has its own beauty and
essence which cannot be found in any other
Here are some Famous Indian Literature
Figures of India who have created a great
impact on our culture
Born: 7th May 1861
Death: 7th August 1941
A noble laureate poet, writer,
philosopher and was the
ambassador of Indian culture to
the whole world.
His songs are popularly known
In 1874 his first poem
“Abhilash” was published.
Rabindranath Tagore's own description of his Bengali
family as the product of "a confluence of three cultures:
Hindu, Mohammedan, and British".
Most of his work was written at Shantiniketan (Abode of
Peace), the small town that grew around the school he
founded in Bengal in 1901.
He also translated Macbeth to Bengali version.
His first book of poems “Kabir kahini” was published in
He had also acted in two plays named “Kalmrigaya” and
He got married to Mrinalini Devi at the age of 22.
Composed Janaganamana in 1911
Maya or Khela
Famous for his modern Hindi-
Original name: Dhanpat Rai, he
began writing under the pen
Born on: 31 July 1880
His father was a clerk in post
office and his parents died
young living behind all the
responsibilities on him.
Early in life he had faced immense poverty. He earned
5 Rs a month tutoring a lawyer's child.
He lived a life of financial struggle. He had once
borrowed 2 Rs. For buying some clothes and had to
struggle three years for returning it.
When anyone asked him why he didn’t write anything
on himself, he would reply “What greatness do I have
to write about. I just live like million others in this
During his last years he became terribly ill. The money
his wife gave him for treatment was used in running the
He has written about 300 short stories, several
novels as well as many essays and letters.
‘Godaan’ is still considered as one of the finest
hindi novel of al times.
His creations always contained a social message
and always raised voice against the social evils
pertaining in the indian society. His collection of
Soz-e-watan was considered as rebellious by the
Britishers as it provoked Indians to fight against
Thus he became a contributor in our society and
after so many years after him we still remember
him with a smile on our face.
Place: Shillong in Meghalaya
She is an Indian novelist and peace activist.
She left her house for Delhi at the age of 16.
She wrote the screenplays for In Which
Annie Gives it Those Ones and Electric
She also wrote the screenplay for The
'Banyan Tree', a television serial.
Roy began writing The God of Small Things
in 1992 and finished it in 1996 .
For this book she also received the Man booker Prize
for Fiction in 1997 and it was also listed as one of the
notable books of 1997 in New York Times.
She won the National Film Award for Best Screenplay in
1989, for the screenplay of in which Annie Gives It
She has devoted herself solely to non-fiction
and politics, publishing two more collections
of essays as well as working for social causes.
Roy was awarded the Sydney Peace Prize in
May, 2004, for her work in social campaigns
and advocacy of non-violence.
The Grand Old Man of
His stories were
grounded in a
celebrated the humour
and energy of ordinary
He was born in Madras now Chennai.
His father was a school headmaster and he
did some of his studies at his father’s school.
He spend his childhood under the care of his
maternal grandmother., Parvati.
During this time his playmates were a
peacock and a mischievous monkey.
R.K Laxman was his youngest brother.
Narayan was an avid reader and he read
various fiction stories.
Narayan then moved to Mysore with his
Narayan achieved his bachelor’s degree in
Then he took up the job of a teacher,
however he quit the job as the headmaster
demanded him to be the substitute for a
Narayan wrote a novel named “Bachelor of
Arts” in 1930 which was inspired by
experiences at college.
His third novel was “The Dark Room”, which
was about domestic disharmony.
Then he wrote the famous book on short stories that ie:
The Malgudi Days which was published in November
Padma Bhushan in 1964; and AC Benson Medal by the
Royal Society of Literature in 1980;
R.K. Narayan was elected an honorary member of the
American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters in
In May 2001, he was hospitalised but his conditions did
not improve and he finally passed away on 13 May,
2001, in Chennai at the age of 94.
A famous Indian author
who penned down
novels that hit the
market with great
He is considered a
youth icon rather than
as just an author.
According to him, novels are entertainment tools
through which he expresses his views and opinion
about society and the youth.
Also a motivational speaker and has given many
motivational speeches at many colleges, organizations
Mechanical Engineering at the Indian Institute of
Technology (IIT), Delhi. After pursuing engineering he
took up a management program offered at the Indian
Institute of Management (IIM), Ahmedabad.
Five Point Someone (2004), One Night @ The Call
Center (2005), The Three Mistakes Of My Life
(2008), Two States (2009) & Revolution 2020: Love,
He won the Society Young Achiever's Award in 2000
and the Publisher's Recognition Award in 2005.
Chetan Bhagat also a found himself place in the Time
magazine's list of "World's 100 Most Influential
People" in the year 2010.
He is an Indian author
of British descent.
Ruskin Bond was born on 19 May 1934 in a military hospital,
to Edith Clerke and Aubrey Bond. His siblings were Ellen
Bond spent his early childhood in Vijayanagar(Gujarat) and
Shimla.He completed his schooling at Bishop Cotton School
in Shimla, from where he graduated in 1952 after winning
several writing competitions in the school like the Irwin
Divinity Prize and the Hailey Literature Prize.
The Indian Council for Child Education recognised his
pioneering role in the growth of children's literature in
India, and awarded him the Sahitya Akademi Award in
1992 for Our Trees Still Grow in Dehra, given by
the Sahitya Akademi, India's National Academy of
Most of his works are influenced by life in the hill stations at
the foothills of the Himalayas , where he spent his
childhood. His first novel, The Room On the Roof , was
written when he was 17 and published when he was 21. It
was partly based on his experiences at Dehradun, in his
small rented room on the roof, and his friends. Since then he
has written over three hundred short stories, essays and
novels, including Vagrants in The Valley, The Blue
Umbrella, Funny Side Up, A Flight of Pigeons and more
than 30 books for children. He has also published two
volumes of autobiography. Scenes from a Writer's Life
describes his formative years growing up in Anglo-India;
The Lamp is Lit is a collection of essays and episodes from
The Room on the Roof
The Night Train at Deoli
Time Stops at Shamli
Our Trees Still Grow in Dehra
The Flight of Pigeons
The Blue Umbrella
"A body of clay, a mind
full of play, a moment's
life - that is me".
Reading his poems, one
feels a sense of life and
playfulness, the two
aspects which would
become the hallmark of his
He was nominated to the Rajya Sabha and in 1969 he
received the Sahitya Akademi Award.
Government of India bestowed on him the Padma
Bhushan in recognition for his contribution to Hindi
At the age of 95, in 2003, Harivansh Rai Bachchan
breathed his last. He was suffering from respiratory
Harivansh Rai Bachchan is best remembered for his
142 verse lyrical poem "Madhushala" (The House of
Wine), which was published in 1935. This work
catapulted him as the foremost Hindi poet and was
subsequently, translated into English and a number of
Tera haar (1932)
Pranay Patrika (1955)
Jaal sameta (1973)