India's Literary Boom

In the 1960s, Latin American literature went through its "boom" period when the region's writers were introduced to the world. Now, Indian literature is going through a similar experience. Fueled by a thriving book market, high-profile award recipients, and a rapidly changing culture, Indian writers are taking the global stage. The health of India's book culture can be seen in the new variety of literature available: Comic books, crime novels, travel writing, and memoirs are all thriving, the Independent reports. India's economy has grown so much that its writers no longer feel the need to cater to foreign audiences. One author says there is no place more inspirational than India: "There are few better places to be a writer than in the subcontinent. The 21st century co-exists with the 19th here."