By Eshna Gupta
India has 22 recognized regional languages and hundreds of dialects, with amazing literature coming in from every field. Though, in the present era of globalization even a language as widely spoken as Hindi feels the need to have several movements in place to keep itself alive, the regional languages find themselves in a crisis.
Each of the various languages in our country has its own history of literature to boast of.
With the change in times, the regional languages have also adapted and accepted the more popular forms and themes yet maintaining a unique charm of style all the while.
From poems and epics to columns, novels and short stories, we have a rich range of works in all regions.
These literary cultures are kept alive by the contemporary writers who keep the people in touch with the languages through the amazing work that they produce.
You all must be familiar with a number of English and Hindi novelists, come have a look at the winning aces of regional literature :
* We regret using the picture of actor Soumitra Chattopadhyay in the place of writer Sanjib Chattopadhyay here
These are just a few of the novelists from just a few of the languages. There are many more amazing writers in all these languages and loads of more languages in which great pieces can be found.
The regional languages of India might be quite neglected but the writers if the same are making prominent and permanent marks.
What makes these authors stand out is their colorful expression of the rich cultures they hail from. For the locals, they carry the comfort of charm of the homeland.
For the readers who have to resort to translations, they are a kaleidoscope of different cultures and the rather familiar characters therein.
This is what has made them as popular and renowned as other authors. This is what has motivated them throughout the ages to keep the good work going.
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