Mulk Raj Anand

1905 - 2004

Mulk Raj Anand

Mulk Raj Anand (12 December 1905 – 28 September 2004) was an Indian writer in English, notable for his depiction of the lives of the poorer castes in traditional Indian society. One of the pioneers of Indo-Anglian fiction, he, together with R. K. Narayan, Ahmad Ali and Raja Rao, was one of the first India-based writers in English to gain an International readership. Anand is admired for his novels and short stories, which have acquired the status of classics of modern Indian English literature; they are noted for their perceptive insight into the lives of the oppressed and for their analysis of impoverishment, exploitation and misfortune. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Mulk Raj Anand has received more than 677,204 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 4,456th most popular writer.

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Among writers, Mulk Raj Anand ranks 4,448 out of 4,883Before him are John Greenleaf Whittier, Ksenia Sobchak, Robin Morgan, John Perry Barlow, Ramon Solsona i Sancho, and Eve Ensler. After him are Brad Falchuk, Kristina Lugn, Geraldo Rivera, David Gerrold, Walker Percy, and Andreas Eschbach.

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Among people born in 1905, Mulk Raj Anand ranks 239Before him are D. R. Kaprekar, Kenneth Rexroth, David Cecil, 6th Marquess of Exeter, William Alwyn, Henry Wilcoxon, and Tommy Flowers. After him are Pat Brown, Charles Lane, Jule Styne, Bob Wills, Chaudhry Muhammad Ali, and Bosley Crowther. Among people deceased in 2004, Mulk Raj Anand ranks 209Before him are Henry Cockburn, Marjorie Courtenay-Latimer, Jacek Kaczmarski, Veerappan, Fred Ebb, and Mikheil Korkia. After him are Bernice Rubens, Emlyn Hughes, Mehmood, Lennox Miller, Iris Chang, and Suraiya.

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In Pakistan

Among people born in Pakistan, Mulk Raj Anand ranks 83 out of 125Before him are Bahlul Lodi (1406), Khushwant Singh (1915), Muhammad Zafarullah Khan (1893), Shaukat Aziz (1949), Balraj Sahni (1913), and Zafarullah Khan Jamali (1944). After him are Shahbaz Bhatti (1968), Iqbal Masih (1983), Iqbal Theba (1963), Sadhana Shivdasani (1941), Asma Jahangir (null), and Ghulam Mustafa Jatoi (1931).