Famous Indian Love Stories- From Classic to Post-modern

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An article on Indian love stories and famous writers who create romantic masterpieces. Read an account of popular and modern Indian writers...........

Love Stories

Love stories set in India as seen from the perspective of an American or British author is a lot different from love stories set from the perspective of an Indian. Indian literature has always been rich in love be it for another person, people, culture, for nature, or for the country or anything apart from these common themes.

Romance has been a common theme in the Indian classics as well as in post-modern Indian writing. Tagore's contribution to Indian classic does not end with 'Ghare Baire', 'Noukadubi' and 'Chokher Bali' as many people think it does. There are way more famous Indian love stories and romances. Look into Tagore's famous works and you will wonder how one man could deliver so many masterpieces that a common person cannot even finish reading all his life!

Of course Tagore is not the only legend in Indian literature. Sharat Chandra Chattopadhyay, Ashapoorna Devi, Harivansh Rai Bachchan, Khushwant Singh, Ruskin Bond, Arundhati Roy, Jhumpa Lahiri, and R.K. Narayan are just some of the veteran and new age authors who got critical appreciation and various honors from abroad.

The idea of famous Indian love stories has changed quite a lot over the past few years as Chetan Bhagat brought in a complete revolution in the way people saw love or romance in India. He brought out the true essence of the Indian youth and also got negative reviews from various sources about his style of writing but ultimately, it is this simple, colloquial style that makes his characters so real. He brought in the era of real stories and real characters in fiction with 'Five Point Someone', 'One night at the Call Center', 'Three Mistakes of my Life' 'Two States', and 'Revolution 2020'. These books became a rage among teenagers and the youth as well as adults who like to keep up with the ways of the present generation or like to be original themselves. This type of short romantic novellas became the way for many authors like Erich Sehgal and Durjoy Dutta.

The good thing about these romantic books is that the colloquial language, simple approach and short length of the stories make non readers give a try and once they like these books, they get hooked to reading.

Yes, there are debates regarding the 'quality' of writing or content today's famous Indian love stories set forth but who is anybody to determine what 'good literature' should mean?

For some it could be grandiloquent language and a classic setting but for many it could be our daily conversations, the raw characters, the true society and the slums! The point is that the element of love and romance remains consistent throughout the history of Indian literature, from the times of Tagore to the times of Bhagat.


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author avatar Ptrikha
1st Jul 2014 (#)

Good observation on Modern Indian writers. Currently, I am reading a collection of short stories by Ruskin Bond, named "The Himalayan Tales".

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