Top 10 most famous Authors of India

Top 10 most famous Authors of India

India is a land of creativity. We have many famous writer who are known for their contribution to English Literature. Many authors of Indian origin has received Booker prize for their well written books. We have listed top 10 most famous authors of India. List is based on their popularity among readers.

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1| Chetan Bhagat| DOB-22 April 1974 |
|Famous book – 2 States |
| Publication Year: 2009|

Chetan Bhagat
Chetan Bhagat is an Indian author, columnist, screenwriter, television personality and motivational speaker. His novels are inspired by young urban middle -class Indians. Chetan Bhagat novels sell like hot cakes. His novels are very popular among youth of India. His coloums in TOI and Dainik Bhaskar are much appreciated.

2| Kiran Desai| DOB-3 September 1971|
|Famous book –The Inheritance of Loss|
| Publication year: 2006|

Kiran Desai is an Indian author. Her Mother Anita Desai is also a famous writer. Kiran Desai novel The Inheritance of Loss won the 2006 Man Booker Prize & the National Book Critics Circle Fiction Award.
3| Arundhati Roy| DOB-24 November 1961|
|Famous book –The God of Small Things|
| Publication year: 1997|

Arundhati- Roy
Arundhati Roy is an Indian author, essayist, activist and screen play writer. She is best known for her novel The God of Small Things, which won the Man Booker Prize for Fiction in 1997. This novel became the biggest-selling book by a non-expatriate Indian author. She is also a political activist involved in human rights and environmental causes.
4|RK naryanan| DOB-10 October 1906|
|Famous Book –Malgudi Days |
| Publication Date: 1943|

RK Naryanan
R. K. Narayan is a short Story writer and Novelist. He is known for his simple and modest writing style. He is considered as leading figure of early Indian Literature in English.He was awarded Sahitya Akademi Award for The Guide in year 1958. He was also awarded India’s second-highest civilian honour Padma Vibhushan in year 2000.

5| Arvind Adiga| DOB-23 October 1974|
|Latest book – The White Tiger |
| Publication Date:2008 |

Aravind Adiga is an Indo-Australian writer and journalist. His debut novel, The White Tiger, won the 2008 Man Booker Prize. Adiga began his journalistic career as a financial journalist with Financial Times. He has covered beats on stock market & investment. Arvind has interviewed many personalities including US President Donald in his journalistic career.

|Famous Book –Fasting, Feasting|
| Publication Date: 1999|

Anita- Desai
Anita Mazumdar Desai is an Indian Novelist and the Emerita John E.Burchard Professor of Humanities at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. As a writer she has been shortlisted for the Booker Prize three times. She has received a Sahitya Academy Award for her novel Fire on The Mountain. Anita mazumdar Desai has also won the British Guardian Prize for the village By The Sea.
7| Vikram Seth| DOB-20 June 1952|
|Famous Book – The Suitable Boy |
| Publication year: 1993|

Vikram Seth is an Indian novelist and poet. He has received several awards including Padma Shri, Sahitya Akademi Award, Pravasi Bharatiya Samman, WH Smith Literary Award and Crossword Book Award. One of his creation the suitable boy brought him in limelight and received the WH Smith Literary Award in 1993.
8| Raja Rao| 8 November 1908 – 8 July 2006|
|Famous Book–The Serpent and the Rope |
| Publication Date: 1960|

Raja Rao was an novelist. His work was deeply rooted in Metaphysics. One of his book “The Serpent and the Rope” a semi-autobiographical novel, established him as one of the finest Indian Prose stylists. he also won Sahitya Akademi Award in 1964.

9| Amitav Ghosh| DOB-11 July 1956 |
|Famous book – Sea of Poppies |
| Publication Year: 2008|

Amitav Ghosh
Amitav Ghosh is an Indo-US author known for his work in English Fiction.Amitav Ghosh was born in Calcutta and grew up in India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. He studied in Delhi, Oxford and Alexandria. Some of his notable work includes The Circle of Reason, The Shadow Lines, In An Antique Land, Dancing in Cambodia, The Calcutta Chromosome, The Glass Palace, Sea of Poppies.


10|Khushwant Singh| DOB-2 February 1915|
|Famous Book – Train To Pakistan |
| Publication year: 1956|

 Khushwant Singh
kushwant Singh was an Indian novelist and journalist.His book Train to Pakistan is a story of a Sikh boy and Muslim girl who fell in love and whose love transcends all the religion hate. He was awarded Padma Bhushan and Padma Vibushan for his contribution.