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7 Best Indian Authors You Must Read


“The novels I love, the ones I remember, the ones I re-read, have an empathetic human quality, or ’emotional truth’. This quality is difficult to fully define, but I always recognize it when I see it: it is different from honesty and more resilient than fact, something that exists not in the kind of fiction that explains but in the kind that shows.”

–  Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

There are many people in this world who love to read various types of novels, be it a thriller, romance, fictional, autobiography etc. The interest develops gradually by reading more and more of such novels. And once we start, we sometimes find this habit too addictive. This addiction towards a novel of a particular type can be only brought about by the amazing authors who have the ability to write such gripping novels which keeps the audience keenly interested in it no matter what.
There are many authors in the world who all well known for their skill to write in a particular genre for example Dan Brown. J.K. Rowling, Paulo Coehlo, Jefferey Archer, Sidney Sheldon and many more..

There are also some exceptional Indian authors who have produced brilliance in each novel they publish.
Here are the names of the top Indian authors that one must read.

1. Amish Tripathi



Amish Tripathi is an Indian author from Mumbai. He is well-known for his Shiva trilogy that contains the following 3 books :-

– The Immortals of Meluha
– The Secret of the Nagas
– The Oath of the Vayuputras

It is an amazing trilogy that is put forward by Amish. He has put in a lot of effort and also has done a lot of research behind these books. He has combined the facts with modern science and in his way has tried his best to explain them to us.
It is a must read trilogy for anyone who likes to read fictional stuff. He also has very well held the characters in his book and has personified them beautifully through his simple yet effective language.

2. Ashwin Sanghi


Ashwin Sanghi is a Indian author who write on thriller fiction genre. He has written many books so far but his top and best selling novels are :-

– The Rozabal Line
– The Krishna Key
– Chanakya’s Chant

These books are based on historical, theological and mythological themes. The language is a bit difficult for understand for the beginners but it’s still gripping. He has a fabulous way of connecting the dots from the past and the present and shows it to the audience through his skilled writing.

For mythological lovers his books are a must read.

3. Aravind Adiga

Aravind Adiga

Aravind Adiga is an Indian-Australian writer and journalist. His debut novel itself grabbed the Man booker price award in the year 2008. He has many novels under his belt but the best ones are:-

–         The White Tiger

–         Between the Assassinations

He has a very good command over the language and is very easily able to tell his tale.

4. Amitav Ghosh

Amitav Ghosh

Amitav ghosh is a bengali Indian author best known for his work in English fiction. He is a well renowned author and has been nominated for various awards. He has many books under his belt and a few of them are given below:-

– The Hungry Tide
– The Shadow Lines
– Sea of Poppies
– The Calcutta Chromosome
– The Circle of Reason

Amitav Ghosh is one of the best known Indian authors and has a lot of experience in writing. He has an excellent command over the language and can portray his thoughts and feelings into words effortlessly.

5.Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni


Chitra Banerjee

Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni is an Indian-American author poet. She has also written the story for the movie “The Mistress of Spices”. She has won the American Book award and also the Crawford award.

She is a well known author and has written many books, namely:-

–     The Palace of Illusions
–     The Mirror of Fire and Dreaming
–     One Amazing Thing
–     The Unknown Errors of our Lives
–     The Vine of Desire

Her books are generally based on fiction and fantasy. They have a very gripping story and are also fun to read.

6. Arundhati Roy


Arundhati roy is an Indian author and political activist and has written various novels.

She has also written the script for “In which Annie Gives it those ones” which has won the national award for best screenplay.

The following are her best books:-

–     The God of Small Things
–     Listening to Grasshopper
–     The Algebra of Infinite Justice

Her novels are generally based on literature and fiction. They are very well written and is a must read for all literature fans.

7. Anita nair
anitha nair

Anita Nair is an Indian English writer and has been nominated for various awards. She has written many books and also in different genres like mythology, Children’s books, Poetry etc.
These are a few books that are written by her:-

– The Better Man
– Ladies Coupé
– Adventures of Nonu, the Skating Squirrel

“I don’t know who said that novelists read the novels of others only to figure out how they are written. I believe it’s true. We aren’t satisfied with the secrets exposed on the surface of the page: we turn the book around to find the seams.”

Gabriel Garcia Marquez



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