Travel literature plays a significant role in literature in the present scenario. Travel literature as a genre developed from 16th century. It gained wide recognition from 18th century onwards. This article ‘William Darlymple: A Travel Writer’ is divided into six parts including Introduction and conclusion. It explains the significance of travel literature briefly in ‘Introduction’ and then explains about the importance of travel literature in India. Slowly, the article penetrates into the subject taking William Darlymple as an example of travel writer giving brief interpretation about his book ‘The Age of Kali’. This article also speaks few draw backs in Darlymple’s narration and concludes.
Key words: Travel literature, The Age of Kali, a panaroma of Indian Sub continent, Dark corner.
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He is an award winning historian and travel writer. His area of interest includes the history of India, Pakistan, Afganisthan, the Middle East, Mughal rule, the Muslim World, Hinduism, Buddhism and Jains. Most of his books have won literary prizes. His books are travel and historical accounts. His books have been translated into 30 languages. He is a regular contributor to ‘The New York’, ‘Review of Books’, The Guardian, ‘The New Statesman’, and The New Yorker’. He has also written many articles for Time Magazine. He wrote an essay ‘Business as usual for the India Charges Ahead’. It was a special issue commemorating 60 years of Indian Independence. To bring accuracy to his writings, he juxtaposed the literary and non-literary sources and to provide meticulous material with no single error, he reached to the places that were referred in the sources. He enquired the people of that area and provided direct word and eye witness. One of the books that analyze and interpret the present society is ‘The Age of
The description gives a sense of tranquility, and the realization that the travelers can travel to a distance place where human kind has not disturbed the area. The physical journey made by the young couple can become a life changing experience through their having to cope with new
Nowadays the wide array of transportation means and infrastructures at our disposal has made it relatively easy for us to travel from one country to another; even when those countries are thousands of miles away from each other. However, during the 13th and 14th centuries, travelling was not that easy. Yet, two men, the Italian tradesman Marco Polo and the Moroccan Jurist Ibn Battuta became famous for having managed to perform extremely long distance journeys away from their home country. At the end of their long travels, both men shared their experiences with the world via the books, The Travels of Marco Polo and The Travels of Ibn Battuta. An analysis of those two texts reveals two things. On one hand, Marco Polo remained a cultural
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As well, an educated Indian man. The authors tone is identified as mocking. The way he views society
Kim gives a vivid picture of the complexities in India under British rule. It shows the life of the bazaar mystics, of the natives, of the British military. There is a great deal of action and movement, for Kipling's vast canvas painted in full detail. The dialogue in the novel makes use of Indian phrases translated by the author, they give the flavor of native speech in India. They are also touches of the native behavior and shrewdness.
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I remember the day just like it was yesterday, the pale color and coldness of her skin. The sky was clear blue, soft, with a touch of red, and the trees seemed stiff in their bright green shade. The wind was blowing with its humid dry air. And All I could do was stand silently in disbelief, caught up in my own thoughts and calm as I ever been. Wondering what I could have done differently to change the course of time, life had taken us upon. Since that very day a chunk of my heart was ripped away, and broken into pieces… “Oh how I miss her so much.”
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