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  • What is Literature?
    What is Literature?The word literature is derived from Latin littera meaning `an individual` written character (letter) and literature is literally `acquaintance with letters as expressed in Oxford English dictionary. Literature comprises of texts of prose - both fiction and non-fiction drama and poetry.
    Forms of Literature
    Forms of LiteratureThere are various forms which comprise of literature of a particular most circles literature has come to be connected to written forms. Literature manifests itself in various forms and they are called the genre. The writer or poet uses a particular medium of expression to give vent to his creativity.
    History of Literature
    History of LiteratureThe history of literature is the historical development of writings in prose or poetry which aim at providing education, entertainment and enlightenment to its readers as well the development of the literary techniques used in the communication of these pieces.
    Indian Literature
    English LiteratureIndian literature is one of the oldest literature in the world. In Indian literature oral and written forms are both important and Hindu literary traditions dominate a large part of early literature. India has Twenty two officially recognized languages and a huge body of literature is produced in each of these languages.
    Regional Literature
    Regional LiteratureLiterature in the regional languages flourished around the 11th century and large body of work is availale in each of them.
    English Literature in India
    English Literature in IndiaIndian English literature refers to that corpus of literature that has been written in the English language by native Indian writers who belong to one of the many regons of India and speak a different language.
    Contribution of Literature
    Contribution of LiteratureThe contribution of literature to any given society is immense. Literature has the capacity to mould the thinking of a whole Age, it is the mirror of the society. Authors and poets reflect the development of society and people in their compositions which helps us to classify them into various periods.
    Sahitya Academy Awards
    Sahitya Academy AwardsSahitya Akademi, India`s National Academy of Letters, is the central institution for literary dialogue, publication- and promotion in the country and the only institution that undertakes literary activities in twenty-two Indian languages, including English. : Web portal on Indian Culture and Lifestyle
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