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.

R. K. NarayanR. K. Narayan

10 October 1906

Khushwant SinghKhushwant Singh

02 February 1915

Vikram SethVikram Seth

20 June 1952

Amrita PritamAmrita Pritam

31 August 1919

Mulk Raj AnandMulk Raj Anand

12 December 1905

Munshi PremchandMunshi Premchand

31 July 1880

Nirad C. ChaudhuriNirad C. Chaudhuri

23 November 1897

Shashi TharoorShashi Tharoor

09 March 1956

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Arundhati RoyArundhati Roy

24 November 1961


31 July 1880

Amitav GhoshAmitav Ghosh

11 July 1956

Sagarika GhoseSagarika Ghose

08 November 1964

Mahasweta DeviMahasweta Devi

14 January 1926

Pankaj MishraPankaj Mishra

1969 AD

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27 February 1912

Raja RaoRaja Rao

08 November 1908

Sujatha RangarajanSujatha Rangarajan

03 May 1935

Nayantara SahgalNayantara Sahgal

10 May 1927

Aravind AdigaAravind Adiga

23 October 1974

Vaikom Muhammad BasheerVaikom Muhammad Basheer

21 January 1908

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Bibhutibhushan BandyopadhyayBibhutibhushan Bandyopadhyay

12 September 1894

Kiran DesaiKiran Desai

03 September 1971

Kalki KrishnamurthyKalki Krishnamurthy

09 September 1899

Ashfaq AhmedAshfaq Ahmed

22 August 1925

Shashi DeshpandeShashi Deshpande

1938 AD

Nabaneeta Dev SenNabaneeta Dev Sen

13 January 1938

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S. K. PottekkattS. K. Pottekkatt

13 March 1913

Poornachandra TejaswiPoornachandra Tejaswi

08 September 1938

Yandamuri VeerendranathYandamuri Veerendranath

14 November 1948

Chandrashekhara KambaraChandrashekhara Kambara

02 January 1937

Anita NairAnita Nair

26 January 1966

Balakumaran VBalakumaran

05 July 1946

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Ashok BankerAshok Banker

07 February 1964

Amit ChaudhuriAmit Chaudhuri

1962 AD

Nirmal VermaNirmal Verma

03 April 1929