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10 Indian Authors In English


Over the years, India has produced several great writers who have influenced a whole generation through the magic of their writing and continue to do so even today.

Who does not know RK Narayan who introduced us to the magical world of Malgudi? Or Mulk Raj Anand who pierced our hearts with the depiction of untouchables in his classic “Untouchable”. And, the immensely popular Ruskin Bond never fails to instil a yearning for the mountains through this works.

Among the newer generation of Indian authors in English, Amish gave a different, and interesting, twist to the story of God Shiva through his best-selling debut work – The Immortals of Meluha and created his own legion of followers.

Although this ClipBook contains a selected list of 10 Indian authors in English, we have included a clip that discusses top Indian women authors as well.

According to an article titled, 'Top Indian women authors in English Literature', published in indiatoday.intoday.in, along with Indian male authors, the women authors are also making India proud in a big way. Arundhati Roy and her celebrated work 'The God of Small Things', Anita Desai and her twin successes – 'Fire on the Mountain' and 'The Village by the sea', Shashi Deshpande and her literary success 'That Long Silence' have proved that Indian women writers have taken the global literary scene by storm

To read more about other famed Indian writers in English like Vikram Seth and Raja Rao, please flip through the pages of this ClipBook.


R K Narayan

R K Narayan’s novels are like a box of Indian sweets: a highly-coloured container conceals a range of delectable treats, all different in a subtle way, but each one clearly from the same place. There are fourteen novels in the oeuvre – enough to c...

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 recognised his role in the growth of children's literature in India.

Mulk Raj Anand

Mulk Raj Anand was born in 1905 in Peshawar in present-day Pakistan. A pioneer of Indian writing in English, he gained an international following early in his life. His novels Coolie and Untouchable set an entire generation of educated Indians thi...

Jhumpa Lahiri

Born Nilanjana Sudeshna to Bengali Indian immigrants in London, Jhumpa Lahiri moved with her family to the United States when she was three years old. She grew up in Kingston, Rhode Island and earned a B.A. in English literature from Barnard Colle...

Manohar Malgonkar

Manohar Malgonkar was an Indian author of both fiction and nonfiction in the English language.


Amish Tripathi, is an Indian author, known for his novels The Immortals of Meluha, The Secret of the Nagas, The Oath of the Vayuputras and Scion of Ikshvaku.

Vikram Seth

Vikram Seth CBE 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.

Bhabani Bhattacharya

Bhabani Bhattacharya was an Indian writer, of Bengali origin, who wrote social-realist fiction. He was born in Bhagalpur, part of the Bengal Presidency in British India.

Amitav Ghosh

Amitav Ghosh is a US-based Indian author, famous for his novel Sea of Poppies. Know more about his life and works in this brief biography.

Raja Rao

Raja Rao was an Indian writer of English-language novels and short stories, whose works are deeply rooted in Metaphysics.

Top Indian Women Authors In English Literature

Indians are lauded globally for their writing, whether it is Rabindranath Tagore for 'Gitanjali' or Salman Rushdie for his book 'Midnight's Children'. The success of Indian writers has reached such an extent that women authors are also breaking i...

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