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South Asian literature

The term "South Asian literature" refers to the literary works of writers from the Indian subcontinent and its diaspora. Countries to which South Asian literature's writers are linked include India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Nepal. Works from Bhutan, Myanmar, Tibet, and the Maldives are sometimes also included.

South Asian literature is written in English as well as the many national and regional languages of the region.

As the success of Booker Prize winning authors like Salman Rushdie and Arundhati Roy suggests, India is today one of the world's most vibrant areas of literary and cultural production. For more information, see WikiGanesh

For the literature of South Asian cultures, see:

Further reading

Post-Independence Voices in South Asian Writings edited by Alamgir Hashmi et al. Islamabad / New Delhi: Alhamra / Doaba, 2001.

External links

  • A Bangla Review on Prof. Fakrul Alam's book on South Asian Literature
  • Pakistaniaat: A Journal of Pakistan Studies
  • Postindependence Voices in South Asian Writings


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