There was a time when Indian writers such as Arvind Adiga and Upamanyu Chatterjee would only get republished in North America after their books had won a prize or an award.
But geographic boundaries are no longer a limitation for those who try to reach out. In writing, it doesn’t matter where an author lives or works – if the material is available and of a good quality, it gets devoured by readers. Nowadays, many India-based writers such as Rana Dasgupta, Anuradha Roy and Lavanya Sankaran enjoy publishing success worldwide and fresh emerging voices are being heard outside the country.
What are the reasons for this growth in popularity?
Read my article in the Wall Street Journal here