This book is a collection of critical essays on Indian Writing in English- a literary area that has carved a foremost place in global English literatures. Considered as one of the most successful of postcolonial literatures, IWE is today a dynamic and expansive project. The essays on the Indian English novel and poetry cover some important writers like Anita Desai, Kamala Das, Aravind Adiga, Kiran Desai, Meena Kandasamy, Agha Shahid Ali etc. The introduction is an attempt to arrive at a definition of the term IWE and place the writers in perspective. The book is hoped to prove useful to students and teachers engaged in this field.