Sunday, October 3, 2010

Indo-Anglian writing has come of age: Daman Singh

Indian writing in English has come of age, offering an exciting world of stunning works to readers across the world, said noted writer Daman Singh.

Ms. Singh, who was here to participate in the third edition of the two-day Kovalam Literary Festival, told reporters on Saturday evening that Indian writing in English catered to a wide spectrum of readers across the world and had produced brilliant writers with enormous appeal like Salman Rushdie and Vikram Seth. Many have won international acclaim, like Arundhathi Roy who has a very powerful style. Their books are being published abroad too. “We have been reading foreign books, but now there are diverse kinds of works and it is really exciting,” she said.

Ms. Singh is getting ready for extensive research to write a personal biography of her father, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, and their family. “It is not a political biography, but a personal one.”

The book will require thorough research and would take time. Ms. Singh said she has great faith in her father and is sure that the policies being pursued by him will lead the nation in the right course of development and prosperity. “The signs are really encouraging. The needs of the common man are being met.” The policies and programmes have pulled India out of a grave economic crisis and put it on the path of growth.

Full report here Hindu

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