Dr. Sandhya Gupta
Department of English
Gurukul Mahila Mahavidyalaya, Kalibadi Road, Raipur (C.G.)
The literacy scene of Indian literature has seen a complete change as far as women writings are concerned.
It is a journey from ignorance to awareness and the 21st century shows that women have become increasingly aware regarding their status in society and it is evident from women writings in English in India. The cultural climate, public recognition and critical accolades are evidences of creative writing in English. Writings of Kamala Das, Manju Kapoor, Arundhati Roy, Jhumpa Lahiri, Shashi Desai, Anita Desai, Gauri Deshpande are examples of creative English writings and change the opinion of people that it is a challenge for Indian writers to write about their experiences in a language which is eventually foreign. But now the English language is finally being claimed by Indians as their own.
The Post-Independence era has also witnessed for evolution of numerous outstanding Indian women novelists influenced by feminist movement and set a new equilibrium which is neither completely Indian nor completely English. Indian women writers have shown that they are fully capable of matching the pace of the world.