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.

Vinayak Damodar SavarkarVinayak Damodar Savarkar
28 May 1883
Independence Activist, Reformer
Rabindranath TagoreRabindranath Tagore
07 May 1861
Poet and Author

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

Khushwant SinghKhushwant Singh
02 February 1915
Novelist, Lawyer, Journalist & Politician

Vikram SethVikram Seth
20 June 1952
Writer

Kazi Nazrul IslamKazi Nazrul Islam
24 May 1899
National Poet of Bangladesh
Amrita PritamAmrita Pritam
31 August 1919
Writer

Mulk Raj AnandMulk Raj Anand
12 December 1905
 

Sarat Chandra ChattopadhyaySarat Chandra Chattopadhyay
15 September 1876
Writer

Nirad C. ChaudhuriNirad C. Chaudhuri
23 November 1897
Indian writer
Munshi PremchandMunshi Premchand
31 July 1880
Novelist and Author

KusumagrajKusumagraj
27 February 1912
Poet

Shashi TharoorShashi Tharoor
09 March 1956
Writer, Politician, Diplomat

Arundhati RoyArundhati Roy
24 November 1961
Novelist, Writer, Screenwriter, Essayist
PremchandPremchand
31 July 1880
Novelist, Screenwriter, Writer

Amitav GhoshAmitav Ghosh
11 July 1956
Writer, Novelist, Journalist
Devdutt PattanaikDevdutt Pattanaik
11 December 1970
Mythographer

Sujatha RangarajanSujatha Rangarajan
03 May 1935
Writer, Screenwriter

Vaikom Muhammad BasheerVaikom Muhammad Basheer
21 January 1908
Novelist, Screenwriter, Essayist, Writer, Diarist,
Sagarika GhoseSagarika Ghose
08 November 1964
Author, Journalist

Anita DesaiAnita Desai
24 June 1937
Novelist
Mahasweta DeviMahasweta Devi
14 January 1926
Human rights activist, Writer, Poet, Novelist,

Kalki KrishnamurthyKalki Krishnamurthy
09 September 1899
Screenwriter, Journalist, Writer

Raja RaoRaja Rao
08 November 1908
Author, Writer

Chandrashekhara KambaraChandrashekhara Kambara
02 January 1937
Film director, Poet, Writer
Pankaj MishraPankaj Mishra
1969 AD
author, journalist, literary critic, writer
Aravind AdigaAravind Adiga
23 October 1974
Writer, Journalist, Novelist, Film director

Kiran DesaiKiran Desai
03 September 1971
Novelist, Writer

Nayantara SahgalNayantara Sahgal
10 May 1927
Journalist, Writer

Poornachandra TejaswiPoornachandra Tejaswi
08 September 1938
Author, Lyricist, Songwriter
Bibhutibhushan BandyopadhyayBibhutibhushan Bandyopadhyay
12 September 1894
Poet, Writer

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Nabaneeta Dev SenNabaneeta Dev Sen
13 January 1938
Author, Writer

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

Thakazhi Sivasankara PillaiThakazhi Sivasankara Pillai
17 April 1912
Novelist

Ashfaq AhmedAshfaq Ahmed
22 August 1925
Philosopher, Literary critic
S. K. PottekkattS. K. Pottekkatt
13 March 1913
author, politician, diarist, poet

Yandamuri VeerendranathYandamuri Veerendranath
14 November 1948
Novelist, Writer
Bharati MukherjeeBharati Mukherjee
27 July 1940
Writer

Balakumaran VBalakumaran
05 July 1946
Writer

Anita NairAnita Nair
26 January 1966
Writer, Screenwriter, Essayist, Children's writer
Nirmal VermaNirmal Verma
03 April 1929
Linguist, Translator, Writer, Literary critic

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

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

Amit ChaudhuriAmit Chaudhuri
1962 AD
professor, writer

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