British and Indian Influences in the Identities and Literature of Mark Tully and Ruskin Bond

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With globalization and modernization, increasingly people are influenced by multiple cultures. This paper examines the case of two authors, Mark Tully and Ruskin Bond, who were born in India shortly before India's Independence (1947). Both had British parents, but one considers himself Indian while the other has retained his British identity. The focus of this paper is how and why this difference has occurred and how it has influenced their writing. Both Tully and Bond write short stories about India and Indians, particularly the small towns and villages. Their reasons for writing, however, are very different. Tully writes to achieve ... continued below

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Lakhani, Brenda August 2003.

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With globalization and modernization, increasingly people are influenced by multiple cultures. This paper examines the case of two authors, Mark Tully and Ruskin Bond, who were born in India shortly before India's Independence (1947). Both had British parents, but one considers himself Indian while the other has retained his British identity. The focus of this paper is how and why this difference has occurred and how it has influenced their writing. Both Tully and Bond write short stories about India and Indians, particularly the small towns and villages. Their reasons for writing, however, are very different. Tully writes to achieve social change, while Bond writes because he loves to write.

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Lakhani, Brenda. British and Indian Influences in the Identities and Literature of Mark Tully and Ruskin Bond, thesis, August 2003; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc4313/: accessed October 18, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .