- The first Indian poet to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature in the year 1913 is RABINDRANATH TAGORE
- The first recipient of the Bhartiya Jnanpith Award is G. SHANKARA KURUP
- The founder of the Bhartiya Jnanpith is SAHU SHANTI PRASAD JAIN
- The first recipient of the sahitya Akademi Award for best writings in English is R.K. NARAYAN
- R.K. Narayan’s novel GUIDE was made into a very popular film.
- R.K. Narayan’s novel MALGUDI DAYS was made into a very popular T.V. serial.
- W.B.YEATS is a very eminent English poet who edited Dr. Rabindranath Tagore’s GITANJALI
- Dr. Rabindranath Tagore translated some poems of KABIR from Hindi to English
- Dr. Rabindranath Tagore wrote GITANJALI originally in Bengali and he himself translated it into English.
- MY SON’S FATHER is the autobiography of DOM MORAES- an Indo-Anglian poet.
- Girish Karnad is the author of the famous stage play TUGHLAQ
- Sri Aurobindo Ghosh is the author of LIFE DIVINE
- BANKIM CHANDRA CHATTERJI is the author of India’s National Anthem.
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