Proceedings of Research Papers Presented At The National Research Seminar In English On “Widening Canvas Of Literature” Held On 03rd And 04th December, 2015
Dr. S. S. Thakur
Dept. of English
SABV Govt. Arts and Commerce College
Twenty-first century English literature in India has liberated itself from the colonial and post-freedom psyche of the last century. With growing industrial and economic base and multi-national culture India is striving to face new challenges of pride and prejudice. The modern life style is making the generation fun-loving but less human. Educated youth generation is tempted to join the Marathon for the top creamy layer of the society enjoying fat-packages in the country and especially abroad with administrative and managerial luxury. The global scientific wisdom and traditional Indian culture have placed the Indian youth on a cross-road; his is a challenging task of balancing the two contrasting and conflicting traits. Chetan Bhagat comes out with ‘dark, witty’ tales about modern India; ‘the ethos and isolation of an entire generation’ and an undercurrent of humanity. He focuses on the educated youth their humane concerns, struggle and dilemma.