Shireen Gupta on Famous Indian Authors
Writing, to many, has been a form of escapism but the art of writing is only granted to a few in perfect form. The time and dedication this art requires is beyond estimation and those who truly admire it, persevere in their craft.
Only a few are devouts of the dedication and only a few out of those dedicated come out the other end with something extraordinary, here are the 10 famous Indian authors who made the creation of extraordinary a career.
Probably recognized as the most adored Indian writer with a sense of good endings, Ruskin Bond had a way into every child’s book and heart.
- The Night Train At Deoli
- The Blue Umbrella
- Susanna’s Seven Husbands
- The Woman On Platform No. 8
- The Trouble With Jinns
Her debut novel “The God of Small Things” took the world by storm, getting her the Booker Prize in 1997. While she went on to write a host of non fiction books post that, her second novel “The Ministry of Utmost Happiness” would only be published in 2017. That is 20 years after her first novel
- The God of Small Things
- The End of Imagination
- Kashmir: The Case of Freedom
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Arguably one of the most brilliant minds of our time. Kunal Basu’s work captures human emotions in a raw and candid manner.
- The Japanese Wife
- The Miniaturist
Narayan wrote peaceful harmonies of rustic and elite stories, an ability only a very few can perfect.
- A Town Called Malgudi
- A Writer’s Nightmare
- Reluctant Guru
- Malgudi Days
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Tagore is casually known as the godfather of every striving art student in West Bengal. His works have been critically praised and it is no mystery why.
- The Postmaster
- The Home And The World
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The former chief editor of Hindustan Times and one of the best non-fiction writers India has seen, Pande incorporates hard hitting facts in her books in the most wonderful ways.
- Stepping Out, Life And Sexuality In Rural India
- The Other Country
Chandra can be noted as one of the very few writers to acknowledge the underworld in Mumbai and actually being fearless in fictionalizing the reality.
- Sacred Games
- Love And Longing In Bombay
Winner of the 2006 Man Booker Prize and rightfully so. Desai’s writing has a uniqueness that can’t quite be compared with anyone else’s style.
- The Inheritance Of Loss
- Hullabaloo In The Guava Orchard
A poet who broke myths of cultural norms with poems that spoke of unorthodoxy in each and every stanza. Ezekiel was a rare creature of his time, even when he broke philosophical understandings, he did so with great beauty.
- Night Of The Scorpion
Seth has written poems, fiction, non-fiction and it is really surprising to find out that he excels at all he ventures out to accomplish.
- The Frog And The Nightingale
- From Heaven Lake: Travels Through Sinkiang And Tibet
- A Suitable Boy
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