By Sunita Sinha
Literary prizes shape a desirable interface among literature and society. tested in 1968, the Booker Prize has quickly develop into probably the most prestigious and glamorous literary prizes within the English conversing global. not like the Nobel Prize, the Booker makes a speciality of a selected novel instead of on a selected writer. It seeks to confer literary reputation on novels which are winners and attend to the radical as a kind and medium for brand new voices, kinds and cultures.
The guy Booker Prize expresses a postcolonial reaction and the prominence of India in its short historical past is unquestionable. in addition to V.S. Naipaul, the Indian Trinidadian, the prize has been offered to 4 Indians—Salman Rushdie in 1981, Arundhati Roy in 1997, Kiran Desai in 2006 and so much lately in 2008 to Aravind Adiga. furthermore, diasporic Indian authors usually seem at the shortlist that comes out a number of months sooner than the prize is absolutely presented. therefore, Indian writers have effectively created a distinct segment in their personal in English, leaving an indelible mark at the worldwide scene.
Rich in scholarship, Indian Booker Prize Winners is a demanding number of essays, which propels the sector of Indian English writing ahead and makes a speciality of the rising position of Indian English fiction in shaping the main major annual overseas award in English letters. The publication examines the main severe debates which supply a concise research of the Booker profitable novels from India. quite a few topics and viewpoints tell the shut readings of those seminal novels, thereby making the publication quite precious for the lecturers and scholars of Indian English literature.
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