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An Indian Literary Saga

India is a land that abounds in culture and we are a people that are awfully proud of Indian Literature. For a land that has been the object of desire of a number of kings and kingmakers, it does not come as a surprise that our culture at some point has been influenced by these foreign presences and has in ways absorbed their culture into itself. Oxford dictionary defines culture as, “the beliefs and attitudes about something that people in a particular group or organization share”. Thus by extending this…

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harry Potter
English Literature

20 years of Harry Potter: Why HP Books Still Rule Over the Movies?

Lost in translation: Why the Harry Potter books rule over the movies It gives a more personal touch to the story and it connects with the individual in a way that no visual representation can. Let’s ‘Wingardium Leviosa’ this moment. Yes, let’s suspend this moment in midair for just a while and look back on what a journey it’s been since we met the boy who lived under the staircase at Privet Drive. It’s been 20 years since but the memories are as good as new. For most of us…

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Arundhati Roy The Ministry of Utmost Happiness
English Literature

Arundhati Roy: A rebel’s song

Arundhati Roy- From The God of Small Things to The Ministry of Utmost Happiness Twenty years ago a book took the world by storm, a morally strenuous and imaginatively rich work that not only made a deep impact on its readers but also impressed the critics community. The book is none other than The God of Small Things, the brainchild of literary genius Arundhati Roy. Born to Mary Roy and Rajib Roy in Meghalaya in 1961, Arundhati Roy was a child of single parenthood. Her parents separated when she was two following which…

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Jane Austen: The literary legend
English Literature

Jane Austen: The literary legend of her times

Jane Austen: The literary legend of her times Any reader worth his money has heard at one time or another of Jane Austen and if courageous enough has also gone ahead and read one or more of her works. ‘Why courageous?’ you ask? To call her works challenging to the mind would be the simplest way to put it. As a woman of 18th century London, Austen’s books mainly focus on the women of the British Empire at that time. She has six major novels to her name. Pride and…

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Why to read english classic literature
English Literature

Why you MUST read English Classics

Why you MUST read English Classics Maidens with dreams in their eyes and an aching love in their hearts, young men off to defend their country in a war that never seems to end, stories of old men and older ideas, summer afternoons spent in struggling to understand Shakespeare’s Old English, Annual Day adaptations of Huckleberry Finn; these are the first few things that immediately pop into your mind when someone dares to talk about Classic English Literature. As students, reading Classics was an inevitable necessity. As we grew up,…

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