The Indian literary geniuses have made their mark on the international literary scene, by giving some great works. Many of the Indian writers have been honored with some prestigious awards, both national as well as international, for their excellent contributions to the field.
Listed below are the top 10 famous Indian writers and their books:
10. Amitav Ghosh (1956-present)
Amitav Ghosh is a famous Indian writer, who has been nominated for Man Booker Prize, besides being honored with the Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel. His most popular books are “Sea of Poppies”, “The Hungry Tide”, “River of Smoke” and “The Calcutta Chromosome”.
9. Chetan Bhagat (1974-present)
Next on the list of most famous Indian writers is the young star Chetan Bhagat, whose best words include “Half Girlfriend”, “2 States: The Story of my Marriage”, “The 3 Mistakes of my Life” and “Five Point Someone”. Some of his books have been adapted into hit Bollywood movies, such as “Kick” and “2 States”.
8. Vikram Seth (1952-present)
Another famous Indian writer is Vikram Seth, who has written numerous novels and poetry books during his illustrious career. Some of his best works are “A Suitable Boy”, “An Equal Music”, “The Golden Gate”, “Mappings”, “A Suitable Girl” and “Beastly Tales”.
7. Salman Rushdie (1947-present)
The controversial British Indian novelist, Salman Rushdie features next on this list. He was honored with the Booker Prize for his famous novel “Midnights Children” in 1981. ”The Satanic Verses”, “The Ground Beneath her Feet”, “Fury” and “Shalimar the Clown” are some of his most famous books.
6. Jhumpa Lahiri (1967-present)
The next name in the list of top 10 Indian writers is that of the London born Pulitzer prize winning novelist, Jhumpa Lahiri. Besides her award winning novel “The Namesake”, she has written some acclaimed books including “”The Lowland”, “Unaccustomed Earth” and “Interpreter of Maladies”, the last two being collections of short stories.