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List of the most popular authors from India, listed alphabetically with photos when available. For centuries authors have been among the world's most important people, helping chronicle history and keep us entertained with one of the earliest forms of storytelling. Whether they're known for fiction, non-fiction, poetry or even technical writing, the famous Indian authors on this list have kept that tradition alive by writing renowned works that have been praised around the world. You can find useful information below about these notable Indian writers, such as when they were born and where their place of birth was.

List authors include S. Krishnaswami Aiyangar, Bhai Vir Singh and many additional authors as well.

This list answers the questions, "Which famous authors are from India?" and "Who are the best Indian authors?"

For further information on these historic Indian authors, click on their names. If you're a bookworm then use this list of celebrated Indian authors to discover some new books that you will enjoy reading.

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Rajyalakshmi is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Authors from India

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Dilip Hiro is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Authors from India
Dilip Hiro Desert Shield to Desert Storm, The longest war, Three Plays: To Anchor a Cloud : Apply

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Kavi Pradeep is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Authors from India

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Rajneesh is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Authors from India
Rajneesh Get out of your own way!, The sun behind the sun behind the sun, The book of the secrets

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Muhammad Iqbal is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Authors from India
Muhammad Iqbal Persian Psalms, Message from the East, The Reconstruction of Religious Thought in Islam

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Mirza Rafi Sauda is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Authors from India

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Masti Venkatesha Iyengar is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Authors from India
Masti Venkatesha Iyengar Short stories, Chikkaveera Rajendra

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Satyajit Ray is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Authors from India
Satyajit Ray Bhuswargo Bhayankar, Feludar Goendagiri, Badshahi Angti

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Sri Aurobindo is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Authors from India
Sri Aurobindo Savitri; a legend and a symbol, The Mother, The Problem of Rebirth

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P. Bhaskaran is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Authors from India

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Paramahansa Yogananda is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Authors from India
Paramahansa Yogananda Autobiography of a Yogi, The science of religion, Wine of the mystic

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Sri Chinmoy is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Authors from India
Sri Chinmoy The Inner Promise, Gorbachev, Union-vision

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Abul A'la Maududi is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Authors from India
Abul A'la Maududi Islamic Way of Life, Qadiani Problem, Towards Understanding Islam

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Kartar Duggal is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Authors from India
Kartar Duggal Maiṃ to prema dīwānī, Ikarārāṃ wālī rāta, Merīāṃ sreshaṭa kahāṇīāṃ

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Deepak Chopra is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Authors from India
Deepak Chopra Weight Loss, Perfect weight, Cuerpos sin edad

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Jhumpa Lahiri is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Authors from India
Jhumpa Lahiri Interpreter of Maladies, The Namesake, Unaccustomed Earth

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Sunil Gangopadhyaya is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Authors from India
Sunil Gangopadhyaya Śājāhāna o tāra nijasva bāhinī, Dekhā halo bhālobāsā bedanāẏa, Anyāẏa khelā

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C. K. Prahalad is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Authors from India
C. K. Prahalad The New Age of Innovation, The multinational mission, The Fortune at the Bottom of the Pyramid

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Jagadish Gupta is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Authors from India

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Qurratulain Hyder is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Authors from India
Qurratulain Hyder Akhire Shab Ke Humsafar

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Nirad C. Chaudhuri is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Authors from India
Nirad C. Chaudhuri The Autobiography of an Unknown Indian, Thy Hand, Great Anarch!

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Javed Akhtar is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Authors from India

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Nazir Ahmad Dehlvi is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Authors from India
Nazir Ahmad Dehlvi The bride's mirror

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Shah Abdul Latif Bhittai is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Authors from India
Shah Abdul Latif Bhittai Shah Jo Risalo

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Sajjad Zaheer is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Authors from India

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Josh Malihabadi is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Authors from India

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Altaf Fatima is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Authors from India
Altaf Fatima The one who did not ask

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Jagan Nath Azad is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Authors from India

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Ahmed Abdullah Masdoosi is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Authors from India

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Ashraf Ali Thanwi is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Authors from India
Ashraf Ali Thanwi Perfecting Women

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Faqir Abdul Raheem Garhori is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Authors from India

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Gulzar is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Authors from India
Gulzar Raavi paar and other stories, Meera, Mirza Ghalib A Biographical Scenatio

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Tallapragada Subba Row is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Authors from India
Tallapragada Subba Row Discourses on the Bhagavat Gita 1888, Consciousness and Immortality, Collection of Esoteric Writings

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Abid Ali Abid is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Authors from India

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Rabindranath Tagore is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Authors from India
Rabindranath Tagore The Gardener, Gitanjali, Chokher Bali

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Anand Bakshi is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Authors from India

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Amrita Pritam is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Authors from India
Amrita Pritam Uha ādamī, Tīsarī aurata, Kāla cetanā

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Girish Karnad is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Authors from India
Girish Karnad Añju mallige, Hiṭṭina hunja, The Dreams of Tipu Sultan

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Ravi Shankar is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Authors from India
Ravi Shankar Raga mala

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Mahatma Gandhi is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Authors from India
Mahatma Gandhi The Essential Gandhi, The quintessence of Gandhi in his own words, The Mind of Mahatma Gandhi

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Mahasweta Devi is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Authors from India
Mahasweta Devi Outcast, Chotti Munda and his arrow, Five Plays

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Balraj Sahni is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Authors from India

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Munshi Premchand is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Authors from India
Munshi Premchand Pratijñā, Deliverance and other stories, The world of Premchand

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Ruskin Bond is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Authors from India
Ruskin Bond A Flight of Pigeons, Angry river, Leopard on the Mountain

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M. T. Vasudevan Nair is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Authors from India
M. T. Vasudevan Nair Gōpuranaṭayil, Kaalam, Randamoozham

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Neelesh Misra is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Authors from India
Neelesh Misra End of the line

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Jiddu Krishnamurti is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Authors from India
Jiddu Krishnamurti The First and Last Freedom, Krishnamurti's Notebook, At the Feet of the Master

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Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Authors from India
Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan Towards a New World, The Creative Life, Indian religions

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Mulk Raj Anand is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Authors from India
Mulk Raj Anand The Village, Untouchable, Coolie

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Mirza Ghalib is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Authors from India
Mirza Ghalib Diwan-e-Ghalib, Sāz-i Avadhī men̲ nag̲h̲mah-yi G̲h̲ālib, Inshā-yi G̲h̲ālib