Best Indian Authors

The Top Ten

1 Vikram Seth

Vikram Seth is an Indian novelist and poet. He has written several novels and poetry books. He has received several awards including Padma Shri, Sahitya Akademi Award, Pravasi Bharatiya Samman, WH Smith Literary Award and Crossword Book Award. Seth's collections of poetry such as Mappings and Beastly Tales are notable contributions to the Indian English language poetry canon. - Aaliyah

2 Chetan Bhagat

Chetan Bhagat is an Indian author, columnist, screenwriter, television personality and motivational speaker, known for his English-language dramedy novels about young urban middle-class Indians. Bhagat's novels have sold over seven million copies. In 2008, The New York Times cited Bhagat as "the biggest selling English language novelist in India’s history". - Aaliyah

3 Arundhati Roy

Suzanna Arundhati Roy is an Indian author. She is best known for her novel The God of Small Things (1997), which won the Man Booker Prize for Fiction in 1997. This novel became the biggest-selling book by a nonexpatriate Indian author. She is also a political activist involved in human rights and environmental causes. - Aaliyah

4 Kiran Desai

Kiran Desai is an Indian author. Her novel The Inheritance of Loss won the 2006 Man Booker Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Fiction Award. - Aaliyah

5 Ruskin Bond

Ruskin Bond is an Indian author of British descent. He lives with his adopted family in Landour, in Mussoorie, India. The Indian Council for Child Education has recognized his role in the growth of children's literature in India. He got the Sahitya Academy Award in 1992 for Our Trees Still Grow in Dehra, for his published work in English. He was awarded the Padma Shri in 1999 and Padma Bhushan in 2014. - Aaliyah

6 Jhumpa Lahiri

Nilanjana Sudeshna " Jhumpa " Lahiri is an Indian American author. Lahiri's debut short story collection Interpreter of Maladies won the 2000 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, and her first novel, The Namesake, was adapted into the popular film of the same name. Lahiri is a member of the President's Committee on the Arts and Humanities, appointed by U.S. President Barack Obama. Her book The Lowland, published in 2013, was a nominee for the Man Booker Prize and the National Book Award for Fiction. Lahiri is currently a professor of creative writing at Princeton University. - Aaliyah

7 Amitav Ghosh

Amitav Ghosh is an Indian-American author best known for his work in English fiction. - Aaliyah

8 Khushwant Singh

Khushwant Singh born on 2 February 1915 was an Indian novelist, lawyer, journalist and politician. Born and raised in Hadali, Punjab (now in Pakistan ), he studied law at St. Stephen's College, Delhi, and King's College London. As a writer, he was best known for his trenchant secularism, humour, sarcasm and an abiding love of poetry. His comparisons of social and behavioural characteristics of Westerners and Indians are laced with acid wit. He served as the editor of several literary and news magazines, as well as two newspapers, through the 1970s and 1980s. - Aaliyah

9 Sudha Murthy

Sudha Murthy, born on 19 August 1950, is an Indian social worker and writer in Kannada and English. She has published several books, mainly through Penguin, that espouse her philosophical views on charity, hospitality and self-realization through fictional narratives. - Aaliyah

10 Ambai

Dr C.S. Lakshmi, known as Ambai, is one of the most favourable short story writers of modern India. Her writings portray love, human interactions and a thirst for adventure. Her works are greatly read and reviewed by many and her style of storytelling is both ground-breaking and elegantly poetic. Ambai is one of the few women writers who has been able to break conventional forms of expression in terms of language and substance. - Aaliyah

The Contenders

11 Savi Sharma

My opinion is Savi Sharma

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