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famous Indian novelist Mulk Raj Anand was born on December 12, 1905 in Peshawar in present-day Pakistan. After graduating from the Khalsa College, Amritsar in 1924, he traveled to the U.K. to study at the University College London and Cambridge University. After completing his Ph.D in 1929, he studied and lectured at the League of Nations School of Intellectual Cooperation in Geneva. It was an irony that he started his literary career due to a [...]

Khushwant Singh is one of the most prominent novelists and journalists of India, Khushwant Singh was born on 2 February 1915 in Hadali (in present-day Pakistan). He graduated from the Government College, Lahore, before studying law at King’s College, London. He wrote a weekly column, “With Malice towards One and All”, which was published in several leading newspapers all over the country. He had been the editor of Yojana, The Illustrated Weekly of India, The [...]

Born on November 24, 1961, Arundhati Roy won the Booker Prize in 1997 for her novel, The God of Small Things. In 2002, she won the Lannan Cultural Freedom Prize. Arundhati Roy has been in the news for her opposition to the Narmada Dam project, which she has stated would only help the wealthy landowners of Gujarat. Those who argue that the dam will benefit poor peasants have roundly criticized this. Born in Assam to [...]

This article was updated on June 13, 2019. ***** Read More Below: Amitav Ghosh, famous Indian English writer, was born in Kolkata (former name Calcutta) in 1956. His father was a lieutenant-colonel in the army. As a result, he got to travel to different parts of the world. Thus, Amitav Ghosh was raised and educated in Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Iran, Egypt, India and the United Kingdom. He received his early education at the Doon School, [...]

Born on 24th June 1937, in Mussoorie this eminent novelist and short story writer is a Professor of Humanities, Emeritus at the Massachusatts Institute of Technology. Born as Anita Mazumdar,the daughter of D.N. Mazumdar, a Bengali businessman and Toni Nime,who was a German, Anita received her earlier education at Queen Mary’s Higher Secondary School. Anita was a precocious child, she started writing short stories at a very young. Her first short story was published when [...]