List of Famous Indian Authors [Updated 2021]

by Nisha Sharma SEO Executive

There are so many famous authors in India writing the best books and making an impact on society. However, Frontlist brings a compressed list of 10 Famous Indian Authors known worldwide for their remarkable contributions in the field of literature.

1. Arundhati Roy

Suzanna Arundhati Roy is an author, actress, environment, and human rights activist and considered the best writer of all time. She is majorly known for her award-winning debut novel ‘The God of Small Things, released in 1997. She has also written several scripts for movies and television dramas.

Notable Contributions:

The God of Small Things

The ministry of utmost happiness

Azadi: Freedom, Fascism, Fiction

The End of Imagination

2. Ruskin Bond

Born in 1934 in Kasauli, Ruskin Bond is a prominent contemporary writer of British descent. Despite suffering from a bad childhood, he continued with his optimistic attitude, and that led to the foundation of his writing career.  

Notable Contributions: 

The Room of the Roof

The Blue Umbrella

A Flight of Pigeons

The Hidden Pool


3. Amish Tripathi

Amish Tripathi is a famous Indian author loved by the readers for his creative mythological interpretation. His book series ‘Shiva Trilogy’ and ‘Ram Chandra Series’ were India’s fastest-selling book series. 

Notable Contributions:

Shiva Trilogy

Ram Chandra Series

Immortal India


4. Sudha Murthy

Sudha Murthy is a prolific writer, philanthropist, chairperson of Infosys Foundation and a Padma Shri awardee. She writes novels, travelogues, short stories, technical theories, non-fiction, and children’s books. 

Notable Contributions:

Three Thousand Stitches

How the Sea Became Salty

Wise and Otherwise

Little Women

5. Khushwant Singh

Khushwant Singh is a well-known author, lawyer, journalist, politician, and diplomat. In 1956, he wrote ‘Train to Pakistan’ inspired by the 1947 partition of India, which became his most loved novel to date. 

Notable Contributions:

Train to Pakistan

A History of the Sikhs

The Sunset Club

The End of India

6. Arvind Adiga

Arvind Adiga is an Indian author and a journalist from southern India. His famous debut novel, ‘The White Tiger’, won the Man Booker Prize for fiction in 2008.

Notable Contributions:

The White Tiger

Selection Day

Last Man in Tower

Between the Assassinations

7. Vikram Seth

Vikram Seth is famous for his poems, novels, and travelogues. He has been awarded the Sahitya Academy Award and Padma Shri for his profound works in English literature.

Notable Contributions:

A Suitable Boy

From Heaven Lake


The Golden Gate


8. Shashi Tharoor

Shashi Tharoor, an eminent author, diplomat, and politician, serves as an official in the government of India. His writing genres include both fiction and non-fiction. He is publicly known for his intellect in vocabulary and long words.

Notable Contributions:


An Era of Darkness

Why I am Hindu.

Inglorious Empire

9. Ravinder Singh

Ravinder Singh is a famous romance writer and a software engineer. He started writing his first novel after losing his partner in 2007, a few days before their engagement. Today he is among the top romance writers in India.

Notable Contributions:

I Too Had A Love Story

Will You Still Love Me?

Your Dreams Are Mine Now

Can Love Happen Twice?

10. Sadhguru

Jaggi Vasudev, publicly known as Sadhguru, is a yogi, spiritual leader, philanthropist, and author of over 30 distinct works. His writing genre primarily includes yoga and the wellbeing of people. 

Notable Contributions:

Inner Engineering


Of Mystics and Mistakes

Encounter the Enlightened


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