International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 2, Issue 2, Part K (2016)
The Impact of desi pop-lit novels on English language in India
Language continues to be a tool of hegemony in postcolonial India. Indian English Novel begun as a colonial by-product but the Rushdie phenomenon evolved the entire milieu of the Post –independent, Postcolonial novel. English being a global language has left its imprint on the psyche of the average Indian. The hegemony of English not only as a language but also culture in Indian society cannot be ignored. An elite class of intellectuals and novelists has made their presence felt on the map of Indian literary scene. With unbridled globalization a plethora of young Indian men and women have been experimenting with the novel. This corpus of pop lit and chick lit novels has without doubt permeated the distinct oeuvre of the Indian English Novels. This paper explores the potential and variation English as a language has been influenced by the desi pop lit novels.
How to cite this article:
Pooja Swamy. The Impact of desi pop-lit novels on English language in India. International Journal of Applied Research. 2016; 2(2): 701-703.