ALAGAPPA UNIVERSITY, KARAIKUDI
Indian writers in English have played most significant role in the field of novel. The impact of westernization and industrialization are predominant in the Indian English literature during the 19th and 20thcenturies. The novelist not only intensely felt Indian sensibility and a new consciousness. Indian authors concentrates mainly on social awareness, east west confrontation and search for roots. The passionate self exploration and burning quest for self – discovery lie at Indian fiction in English. The real challenge the writers of today face is the enforced homogenization and standardization of culture due to globalization. ‘Modernism’ in Indian writing takes the Indian women writers like Shashi Deshpande, Arundhathi Roy, Anita Desai, Kamala Das and Shoba De across the globe.