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Indian Literature Facts

Indian literature is considered as the oldest literature in the world. The Vedas, Ramayana, and Mahabharata are considered to be nearly 5000 years old. Similarly other examples of ancient Indian literature are Sangam Poetry which dates back to 1st century BC, Arthashastra, and Kamasutra. Apart from being the oldest, Indian literature is also very rich. There are 22 officially recognized languages in India and each one has a huge variety of literature. Among modern Indian literature, the first name that comes to mind is that of Rabindranath Tagore - India's first Nobel laureate. Munshi Premchand is also not far behind. In recent times several Indian writers such as Arundhati Roy, Vikram Seth, Jhumpa Lahiri and Kiran Desai have done India proud. Check out some interesting facts about Indian literature.

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