Indian Authors & Books

Famous Indian Authors and Books  

S.No. Name of Author Books/Novels Award/Achievements
1. Aravind Adiga
The White Tiger
Between the Assassinations
Won Man Booker Prize 2008 for the Novel “The White Tiger”
2. Arundhati Roy
The God of Small Things
Listening To Grass Hoppers: Field Notes on Democracy
Won the Booker Prize in 1997 for her first novel “The God of Small Things”.
Awarded Sydney Peace Prize in 2004
3. Anita Desai
Village by the Sea
The Peacock
Voices of the City
Fire on the Mountain
Clear Light of Day
In Custody
Fasting Feasting
Awarded the Winifred Holtby Memorial Prize for “Fire on the Mountain”. 

The “Village by the Sea” won the Guardian Children’s Fiction Award.

4. Bankim Chandra Chatterjee
Anand Math

Devi Chaudhurani
Author of Vande Mataram, the national song of India. 

Anand Math contained the song “Bande Mataram”, which was later adopted as National Song.

5. Jhumpa Lahiri 


The Namesake
Interpreter Of Maladies
Unaccustomed Earth
Winner of 2000 Pulitzer Prize for fiction for her book “Interpreter Of Maladies”.
In February 2010, she was appointed a member of the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities,appointed by U.S. President Barack Obama
6. Khushwant Singh 


We, Indians
Train to Pakistan
Women and Men in My Life
Bride for the Sahib and Other Stories
Love, Truth and A Little Malice
Rajya Sabha member from 1980 to 1986 

Padma Bhushan award in the year 1974

Padma Vibhushan in the year 2007

7. Kiran Desai
The Inheritance of Loss
Hullabaloo in the Guava Orchard
The Loneliness of Sonia and Sunny
Won 2006 Man Booker Prize and 2006 National Book Critics Circle Fiction Award for “The Inheritance of Loss”
8. Mulk Raj Anand
The Village
Lost Child
Morning Face
Seven Summers
Across the Black Waters
The Sword and the Sickle
The Private Life of an Indian
Bridge’s Book of Beauty
Confessions of a Lover
International Peace Prize from World Peace Council 

Sahitya Akademi award

Mulk Raj Anand was hailed as India’s Charles Dickens for first novel, “Untouchable”, (1935).

9. R.K. Narayan
Malgudi Days
The Guide

The Dark Room
The Bachelor of Arts
The English Teacher
The Financial Expert
The Man-Eater of Malgudi
The Vendor of Sweets
The Grandmother’s Tale
Sahitya Akademi Award for The Guide in 1958 

Padma Bhushan in 1964

Nominated to the Rajya Sabha in 1989

10. Rabindranath Tagore 

(well known as “Gurudev”)



Court Dancer
Crescent Moon
Kabi Kahini
Post Office
First Asian who won Nobel Prize for his collection of poems, Gitanjali, in 1913 

Composer of India’ s national anthem “Jana Gana Mana”

Composer of Bangladesh’s national anthem “Amar Shonar Bangla”

11. Salman Rushdie
East West
Jaguar Smile
Moor’s Last Sigh
The Satanic Verses
Midnight’s  Children
Shalimar The Clown
Awarded the ‘Booker of Bookers’ prize in 1993 for his novel “Midnight’s Children”


Shobha De 

(often known as India’s Jackie Collins)

Sultry Days
Starry Nights
Surviving Men
Small betrayals
Second Thoughts
Socialite Evenings
Selective Memory
working as a columnist and writes for a fortnight magazine “The Week”
13. Premchand / Munshi Premchand 

(Real Name: Dhanpat Rai Srivastava)

Poos Ki Raat
Udhar Ki Ghadi
Shatranj Ke Khiladi
Bade Ghar Ki Beti
Panch Parameshvar
Namak Ka Daroga
Great contribution in highlighting the realistic issues of the day-communalism, corruption, zamindari, debt, poverty, colonialism etc.
14. V.S. Naipaul 

(Sir Vidiadhar Surajprasad Naipaul)

Beyond Belief
Half a Life
A Bend In the River
Magic Seeds
An Area Of Darkness
A Way In the World
A House For Mr Biswas
Among the Believers
The Mystic Masseur
The Mimic Men
The Loss Of El Dorado
In a Free State
The Middle Passage
Finding the Center
India – a Million Mutinies Now
India – a Wounded Civilization
Won Nobel Prize in Literature in 2001 

Won the Booker Prize in 1971 for the book “In a Free State”  and became the first person of Indian origin do so

15. Vikram Seth
The Golden Gate
A Suitable Boy
Arion and The Dolphin
An Equal Music
From Heaven Lake: Travels
Through Sinkiang and Tibet
Two Lives
Won Thomas Cook Travel Book Award for “From Heaven Lake: Travels Through Sinkiang and Tibet” 

Won the WH Smith Literary Award and the Commonwealth Writers Prize for his novel, A Suitable Boy.


About Naren
Full name - Narender Jangra      Location - India    Qualification - MCA

4 Responses to Indian Authors & Books

  1. Er. ARUN SINGH says:

    Siddhartha Mukherjee—The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer, which won the Pulitzer Prize (2011)for General Nonfiction, and was described, by TIME magazine, as one of the 100 most influential books of the last 100 years, and by the New York Times magazine as among the 100 best works of non-fiction

  2. First thank u Mr.Naren ….gud work…..very use-full for who r all preparing competitive exams..

  3. pawan says:

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  4. saurabh siddharth says:

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