Famous People From India

India’s contribution to the field of literature has been appreciated since time immemorial. From the classics of Rabindranath Tagore and Satyajit Ray, to the children stories of Ruskin Bond, the works of these eminent novelists have changed the perception of the world towards India. Unlike the age old adage of India being the ‘land of snake charmers’, these famous novelists have painted the real picture of the country, for the outside world to admire and acknowledge through their works. These novelists have created works on different literary genres and the modern day writers like Amish Tripathy, Devdutt Pattanaik, Kiran Desai and Manreet Sodhi Someshwar are not willing to be confined to the conventional themes of the past. These writers are raring to have a go at the unexplored literary genres and their efforts are duly recognized by the audiences globally. These Indian novelists have created a niche for themselves among the elite writers around the world. Here we have made an effort to present a collection of biographies on some of the famous Indian novelists. Explore through the collection to find all about their life stories, timelines and gear yourselves with some interesting trivia and facts related to them.

Rabindranath TagoreRabindranath Tagore
07 May 1861
Salman RushdieSalman Rushdie
19 June 1947
British-Indian novelist

Vinayak Damodar SavarkarVinayak Damodar Savarkar
28 May 1883
Independence Activist, Reformer

R. K. NarayanR. K. Narayan
10 October 1906

Kazi Nazrul IslamKazi Nazrul Islam
24 May 1899
National Poet of Bangladesh

Khushwant SinghKhushwant Singh
02 February 1915
Novelist, Lawyer, Journalist & Politician
Amrita PritamAmrita Pritam
31 August 1919

Sarat Chandra ChattopadhyaySarat Chandra Chattopadhyay
15 September 1876

Vikram SethVikram Seth
20 June 1952
Mulk Raj AnandMulk Raj Anand
12 December 1905

29 December 1904
27 February 1912

Nirad C. ChaudhuriNirad C. Chaudhuri
23 November 1897
Indian writer

Munshi PremchandMunshi Premchand
31 July 1880
Novelist and Author

Shashi TharoorShashi Tharoor
09 March 1956
Writer, Politician, Diplomat
Arundhati RoyArundhati Roy
24 November 1961
Novelist, Writer, Screenwriter, Essayist

Chetan BhagatChetan Bhagat
22 April 1974

31 July 1880
Novelist, Screenwriter, Writer

Sagarika GhoseSagarika Ghose
08 November 1964
Author, Journalist
Sujatha RangarajanSujatha Rangarajan
03 May 1935
Writer, Screenwriter

Devdutt PattanaikDevdutt Pattanaik
11 December 1970
Kalki KrishnamurthyKalki Krishnamurthy
09 September 1899
Screenwriter, Journalist, Writer

Amitav GhoshAmitav Ghosh
11 July 1956
Writer, Novelist, Journalist

Na. MuthukumarNa. Muthukumar
12 July 1975
Balakumaran VBalakumaran
05 July 1946

Vaikom Muhammad BasheerVaikom Muhammad Basheer
21 January 1908
Novelist, Screenwriter, Essayist, Writer, Diarist,
Anita DesaiAnita Desai
24 June 1937

Mahasweta DeviMahasweta Devi
14 January 1926
Human rights activist, Writer, Poet, Novelist,

Raja RaoRaja Rao
08 November 1908
Author, Writer
Bibhutibhushan BandyopadhyayBibhutibhushan Bandyopadhyay
12 September 1894
Poet, Writer

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Nayantara SahgalNayantara Sahgal
10 May 1927
Journalist, Writer
Aravind AdigaAravind Adiga
23 October 1974
Writer, Journalist, Novelist, Film director

Nabaneeta Dev SenNabaneeta Dev Sen
13 January 1938
Author, Writer

Chandrashekhara KambaraChandrashekhara Kambara
02 January 1937
Film director, Poet, Writer

Poornachandra TejaswiPoornachandra Tejaswi
08 September 1938
Author, Lyricist, Songwriter
Kiran DesaiKiran Desai
03 September 1971
Novelist, Writer
Thakazhi Sivasankara PillaiThakazhi Sivasankara Pillai
17 April 1912

Ashfaq AhmedAshfaq Ahmed
22 August 1925
Philosopher, Literary critic

S. K. PottekkattS. K. Pottekkatt
13 March 1913
author, politician, diarist, poet

Pankaj MishraPankaj Mishra
1969 AD
author, journalist, literary critic, writer
Yandamuri VeerendranathYandamuri Veerendranath
14 November 1948
Novelist, Writer

Shashi DeshpandeShashi Deshpande
1938 AD
writer, novelist, journalist, short story writer,

Anita NairAnita Nair
26 January 1966
Writer, Screenwriter, Essayist, Children's writer

Ashok BankerAshok Banker
07 February 1964
Author, Journalist, Literary critic

Qurratulain HyderQurratulain Hyder
20 January 1927
K. M. PanikkarK. M. Panikkar
03 June 1895

Nirmal VermaNirmal Verma
03 April 1929
Linguist, Translator, Writer, Literary critic
Bharati MukherjeeBharati Mukherjee
27 July 1940

Anant PaiAnant Pai
17 September 1929

Dom MoraesDom Moraes
19 July 1938
Kamala MarkandayaKamala Markandaya
01 January 1924

Amit ChaudhuriAmit Chaudhuri
1962 AD
professor, writer
Santha Rama RauSantha Rama Rau
24 January 1923

O.V. VijayanO.V. Vijayan
02 July 1930