My new article A Cheer for South Asian Writers is now up in SatyaCircle.
"The renaissance for South Asians writing in English can be attributed, I think, (partly) to the emotional boost that Salman Rushdie's winning of the Booker Prize gave to sub-continental authors. Before Rushdie, the genre was sparse. There were of course a few recognizable writers such as R.K.Narayan, Mulk Raj Anand, and Raja Rao, who were enormously respected, but who were not very well known outside of the cognoscenti. .... .Rushdie's publication of Midnight's Children changed all that. Not only did it win critical acclaim, but it also found a wide and appreciative audience around the world. ....By the time I was in college, there was a host of Indian writers publishing books about Indian experiences in English. They were looking at their country through modern, cosmopolitan eyes, not only writing about the Diaspora, but also bridging cultural, geographical, and lifestyle gaps."
In case you want to read more about the writers that I mentioned in that article, the following websites may help. They have a lot of stuff on some of the writers that I mentioned in that article.
I'll try to add some more links later in the day.