These Indian Writers Must Be In Your Reading List
Only a true book lover can understand the value of books in life. Books can be the best friend of a person, it can be the pain reliever of a person, it can be the solution to problems of a person but one needs to pick the right book. I must say we Indian have a tendency that we always bend towards non-Indian things whether it is goods or literary work and in this context, we miss to admire the work of our Indian writers. Whether in the line of fiction, non-fiction, poetry or even technical writing, Indian writers have always shown their best work.
If you love reading then there are many Indian writers whom you must read and here we selected a few best for you.
1. Arundhati Roy
The God Of Small Things, The Ministry Of Utmost Happiness, The End Of Imagination
2. Amitav Ghosh
Sea of Poppies, The Shadow Lines, The Hungary Tide
The Indian writer was selected for the Man Booker Prize in 2008. Ghosh is considered one of India’s best-known writers.
3. R. K. Narayan
Swami & Friends, The Guide, Malgudi Days
Narayan was one of the most prominent Indian-English writers. He was credited to take Indian literature to a valued position.
4. Ruskin Bond
The Room On The Roof, The Blue Umbrella, The Night Train At Deoli
Bond started writing only at the age of 17 years and he is known as the William Wordsworth of India. He is an Indian author of British descent and if you are a reader then you must read Bond’s works.
5. Jhumpa Lahiri
Interpreter Of Maladies, The Namesake, Only Goodness
The winner of 29th PEN/Malamud award for excellence in the short story, Lahiri is an Indian-American author. She also became the winner of the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature 2015.
6. Vikram Seth
A Suitable Boy, The Golden Gate, Two Lives
The Padma Shri awarded Seth is an Indian novelist and poet and his ‘A Suitable Boy’ is one of the longest novels ever written.
7. Shashi Tharoor
The Great Indian Novel, An Era Of Darkness, Riot
I can say that if u pick Riot to read, you won’t regret ever as it is one of the best novels. Also with reading Tharoor’s work, you will surely gonna learn a lot of new uncommon words.
8. Aravind Adiga
Selection Day, The White Tiger, Between The Assassinations
He is an Indian-Australian writer who won 2008’s Man Booker Prize. The writer with his books always tries to highlight the brutal injustice of the society.
9. Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
The Palace Of Illusions, The Mistress Of Spices, Oleander Girl
The lady is an Indian-American author, poet and her work Arranged Marriage won American Book Award in the year 1995.
10. Salman Rushdie
Midnight’s Children, The Ground Beneath Her Feet, The Satanic Verses.
Rushdie is considered one of the most controversial yet genius author. His books mostly deal with practical life. Rushdie’s Midnight’s Children was selected by the Modern Library in the 100 greatest books of all time.
These are the great Indian writers who have taken the Indian literature at a new height. If you love binging on reading or have a hobby of reading, then you must read these authors.
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