8 Most Acclaimed Indian American Writers

By siliconindia   |   Thursday, 10 May 2012, 10:46 Hrs   |    2 Comments
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Bangalore: India has produced many talented writers who serve as a source of inspiration to the coming generation. The Indian Diaspora in US has made a significant impact on the contemporary American literary culture. Most of their works give us a picture of Indian society and they also cover diverse issues including the various problems faced by Indian people. Here are few Indian-American writers who have established themselves in the literary world-

Jhumpa Lahiri

Lahiri is an Indian-American author of Bengali origin, who is recognized as the first Asian to win the prestigious Pulitzer Prize. She was honoured with this achievement for her debut story collection ‘Interpreter of Maladies’ in the year 2000.Her first novel ‘The Namesake’ turned out to be a one of the bestselling novels and was also named the ‘New York Magazine Book of the Year’. She discusses the lives of Indian Americans, specifically Bengalis, in most of her fictions.

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