Today I was reading a book “A night in a call center,” an amazing book. And I was amazed to learn it was written by an Indian writer, Chetan Bhagat. Amazingly when I tried to build a list of top 10 writers in India, I realized India has unlimited talents. The series of writing novel in English was started by R K Narayan but foster the list of English fiction writers. Some of them have really succeeded and their fame is growing day by day in international market. The lists of top 10 famous writers in India are as follows:
1. Chetan Bhagat
Today’s youngster are quite fond of this name and you can rendezvous with this fact by being a part of record breaking sell of his writing. I guess the reason behind the popularity of his book the utility of simple language and rendezvous of truth with the society. He basically writes on simple theme which had a mass appeal on the mind of the readers. Already a movie 3 Idiots had been featured on his book “Three mistake of my life“, and the movie 2 States is scheduled to release soon. His last book was based on politics, “Revolution 2020“, and had successfully dictated the sad condition of Indian society due to the growing corruption and nepotism.
2. Kiran Desai
She had won Booker Prize. She could be termed as a scientist of English fiction as she has done vivid experiments in narration of fiction. Her books are full of humor and the right use of irony at right time had made her writings so popular. She is daughter of Anita Desai. One of her great book, “The Inheritance of Loss” had even pocket Booker Prize as it had portrayed rustic life. She is termed as a true writer of contemporary India.
3. Arundhati Roy
A name that flourished automatically after her first novel and had never turned back since then. “The God of Small Things“, her first novel had won enormous heart not only in India but abroad too. Her strength in writing is her command over the language and at the same time the introduction of few Malayalam words had actually arrested her readers to her books. This book has also won prize for English fiction, the Booker Prize. Her nonfiction work portrays her views about the anti establishments along with the open thoughts regarding equality and freedom irrespective of your social background.
4. R.K. Narayan
Most of you including me must be reading Mr. Narayan since childhood, as their course book or for having fun. His always write light books which are full of fun and simple teaching. The famous characters of Swami and other natives of Malgudi are still famous. Even a television serial called, “Malgudi Days” was being shown over Television revealing various stories of “Swami and his friends.” I guess he is among those writers who had won maximum hearts abroad too. His book depicts the Indian culture and his imaginary landmark Malgudi along with imaginary Swami with all those real Indian settings has been considered as his best work as if now.
5. Aravind Adiga
White Tiger, a great novel which had easily won hearts in the native country India and abroad too by Aravind. He had also won The Booker’s Prize for the same book. This book comes as a surprise box for its readers and actually binds the readers with all the realistic and strategy based scenes till the end. He has really proved himself by his work and his other books are also impressive.
6. Anita Desai
She is a great novelist for her philosophical writings and her depth analysis of feminine sensibility. She could be called a beast in writing when she tries to explore unfathomable height of human brain. Her story plot revolves around isolated human who got completely abstract from the city life. Her masterpiece as if now is Cry, the Peacock. Many a times she has been nominated for the great the Booker’s Prize for literature.
7. Vikram Seth
A great writer who had earned fame via his second novel which plight around the true but harsh realities of dependent or non-independence India and the killing manifest and crabbed condition of the main character of this book.. His second book name, “A Suitable Boy,” actually presents a wide screen in front of its readers and actually forces you to think about the circumstances prevailing then. His works are always full of depth.
8. Raja Rao
This is a historical name but in modern world this writer could be call as an ideal writer who had actually merged of east and west. Kanthapura is among his best work and could be call as a Gandhi book as it is purely influenced by him and his godforsaken village while India was struggling hard for freedom. The characters portrayed by him are always real like and are often known to reveal the true colors of human relationships. His works are often considered parallel with few harsh truth revealed in Indian society. His book often depicts the relationship of early men (post independence of India) with women.
9. Babani Bhattacharya
Indo- Anglian literature has scripted this name in golden words. Babani is known to mingle fiction and reality as well as history with modern time in such a perfect manner which is really appreciable. His novels had been translated in many local languages. So Many Hungers, his masterpiece is known to deal with an artificial famine in Bengal.
10. Manohar Malgonkar
This renowned English Indian novelist possesses a great historical taste. You could see a tinch of history in his fictional terms. You could enjoy romance, suspense as well as intrigue in his novel, “A Bend in the Ganges.” It portrays the impact of Second World War on humanity.
The world of book is enormous and so as the world of writers. This is my list of top 10 writers and your perception may vary but surely you should give them a try.