Writers like R. K. Narayan, Vikram Seth, Salman Rushdie, Arundhati Roy, Raja Rao, and Amitav Ghosh are among the more popular writers of the late 20th and early 21st century. Read on to discover about the life and works of famous Indian writers.
Who is the most famous writer in India?
10 Famous Indian Authors You Must Read
- Chetan Bhagat. …
- Amrita Pritam. …
- Jhumpa Lahiri. …
- Khushwant Singh. …
- R. K. Narayan. …
- Rabindranath Tagore. …
- Ruskin Bond. …
- Vikram Seth.
Who was the most famous Indian writer in English?
Top 10 Novelists of India
Though the first well known Indian English novelist was R K Narayan, there were many writers who experimented with English fiction and became moderately successful. The celebrated contemporary authors are Arundhati Roy, Kiran Desai, and Aravind Adiga who won The Booker Prize.
Who is the first Indian writer?
Early Indian writers used English unadulterated by Indian words to convey an experience which was essentially Indian. Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay (1838–1894) wrote Rajmohan’s Wife and published it in 1864; it is the first Indian novel written in English.
Who is famous author?
List of best-selling fiction authors
|Author||Min. estimated sales||Genre or major works|
|William Shakespeare||2 billion||Plays and poetry|
|Agatha Christie||2 billion||Whodunits including the Miss Marple and Hercule Poirot series|
|Barbara Cartland||500 million||Romance|
|Danielle Steel||500 million||General fiction, Romance|
Who is the richest writer in India?
The south Indian literary master Benyamin was awarded India’s most valuable literature prize for his novel Jasmine Days.
Who is the best writer in the world?
TOP TEN AUTHORS BY NUMBER OF BOOKS SELECTED
- William Shakespeare — 11.
- William Faulkner — 6.
- Henry James — 6.
- Jane Austen — 5.
- Charles Dickens — 5.
- Fyodor Dostoevsky — 5.
- Ernest Hemingway — 5.
- Franz Kafka — 5.
Who is the first female writer?
The world’s first known author is widely considered to be Enheduanna, a woman who lived in the 23rd century BCE in ancient Mesopotamia (approximately 2285-2250 BCE). Enheduanna is a remarkable figure: an ancient “triple threat”, she was a princess and a priestess as well as a writer and poet.