India is the land of literary geniuses, who have churned out some of the best creations in the field of literature. In fact, some novels by Indian authors have been acclaimed worldwide and received a number of national and international honors.
Here are top 10 bestselling novels by Indian authors:
10. An Obedient Father – Akhil Sharma
One of the most famous novels by an Indian author is An Obedient Father, which has been penned down by a US based Indian writer Akhil Sharma. A 2000 release, it is a gripping tale of a complex relationship between a father and his daughter. The father had abused her as a child and now years later, circumstances force the widowed girl to move in with him, along with her young daughter.
9. Fire on the Mountain – Anita Desai
The bestselling author Anita Desai has presented some exemplary pieces, on of which is Fire on the mountain, a novel released in 1977. It is the story of a woman who moves to the hills, renouncing her family and home in the city. The novel was presented the Sahitya Akademi Award, in addition to being a commercial success.
8. Cutting for Stone – Abraham Verghese
One of the literary best sellers by an Indian author is Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese, which was published in 2009. It is an enthralling narrative of the twins called Marion and Shiva, children of a British surgeon and Indian nun, who tragically lose their parents. Millions of copies of the novel have been sold worldwide.
7. The Immortals – Amit Chaudhary
Another 2009 release The Immortals, features among the bestselling novels by an Indian writer. A story based in Bombay, it weaves through the life story of two families, one of a music teacher and another of his student. The author, Amit Chaudhary is a talented musician too.
6. Fasting, Feasting – Anita Desai
Fasting, Feasting is an illustrious creation of ace author Anita Desai, which showcases family values and social norms as its main focus. The novel is the story of Uma, a middle aged spinster, who represents the plight of daughters in the country and the way they have to give up their dreams in our patriarchal family system.