Sneha Kanaiyalal Patel
School of Liberal Studies,
Pandit Deendayal Pertroleum University
The advent of Chetan Bhagat’s novel Five Point Someone in 2004 paved way for the development of the sub-genre of campus novels in India. Soon many Indian writers belonging to varied disciplines started penning down their experiences in college. This sub genre of campus novel has made a noteworthy contribution in the progress of the contemporary Indian English literature of the recent times. Writers of these campus novels provide a fascinating reading experience to their readers by interestingly weaving their stories in a limited setting of campus premises. The stories of the campus novels are simple, having a general appeal which enables them to captivate the attention of the readers of every age by providing them with the desired information, knowledge and entertainment. The present study focuses on the significant aspects of the contemporary Indian English campus novels that make these novels popular and sought-after.
Keywords: Contemporary Indian English campus novels, universal appeal and significant aspects of the contemporary Indian English campus novels.