ISBN 9788184082197,The Great Authors And Poet's Of India

The Great Authors And Poet's Of India



Indiana Publishing House

Publication Year 2012

ISBN 9788184082197

ISBN-10 8184082193

Paper Back

Language (English)

Indian Writing

When Shakespeare was writing his famous plays around the reign of Queen Elizabeth, we had already reached the Mughal empire, and Akbar was on the throne, with his Navratnas flanking his side. It there is no formal history of Indian literature, it is not because we have had no literature to boast of. We have had literary stalwarts such as Kalidasa, Kabir and Tulsidas, but the Hindu belief in the unimportance of the individual as compared with the world soul. In later periods, especially in the 19th and early 20th centuries, there have been men who have wielded the pen with both talent and authority, such as Bankim Chandra Chatterjee, famous for his Anandamath and Vande Mataram, now immortalised as India's national song; Romesh Chandra Dutt, the father of India's agricultural reforms and one of the first to pen a detailed history of ancient India; Mohammad Iqbal, the master of mystic introspection whose lyrical verses in Urdu and Persian still delight the soul, and last but not the least, Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore, whose Gora and Gitanjali are counted among the world's classics. In this volume you can read all about these great literatures of India