Famous Authors from India

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.
  • Dilip Hiro
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    Desert Shield to Desert Storm, The longest war, Three Plays: To Anchor a Cloud : Apply
    • Birthplace: Larkana, Pakistan
    • Nationality: India, United Kingdom
  • Rajneesh
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    Get out of your own way!, The sun behind the sun behind the sun, The book of the secrets
    • Birthplace: Raisen district, India
    • Birthdate: 12-11-1931
    • Nationality: India
  • Muhammad Iqbal
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    Persian Psalms, Message from the East, The Reconstruction of Religious Thought in Islam
    • Birthplace: Sialkot, Pakistan
    • Birthdate: 11-09-1877
    • Nationality: British Raj
  • Masti Venkatesha Iyengar
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    Short stories, Chikkaveera Rajendra
    • Birthplace: Hosahalli, India
    • Birthdate: 06-06-1891
    • Nationality: India
  • Satyajit Ray
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    Bhuswargo Bhayankar, Feludar Goendagiri, Badshahi Angti
    • Birthplace: Kolkata, India
    • Birthdate: 05-02-1921
    • Nationality: India
  • Sri Aurobindo
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    Savitri; a legend and a symbol, The Mother, The Problem of Rebirth
    • Birthplace: Kolkata, Kolkata district, West Bengal, Eurasia, East India
    • Birthdate: 08-15-1872
    • Nationality: India
  • Paramahansa Yogananda
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    Autobiography of a Yogi, The science of religion, Wine of the mystic
    • Birthplace: Gorakhpur, India
    • Birthdate: 01-05-1893
    • Nationality: India, United States of America
  • Sri Chinmoy
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    The Inner Promise, Gorbachev, Union-vision
    • Birthplace: Chittagong District, Bangladesh
    • Birthdate: 08-27-1931
    • Nationality: India
  • Abul A'la Maududi
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    Islamic Way of Life, Qadiani Problem, Towards Understanding Islam
    • Birthplace: Aurangabad, India
    • Birthdate: 09-25-1903
    • Nationality: Pakistan, India
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    Maiṃ to prema dīwānī, Ikarārāṃ wālī rāta, Merīāṃ sreshaṭa kahāṇīāṃ
    • Birthplace: Rawalpindi District, Pakistan
    • Birthdate: 03-01-1917
    • Nationality: Pakistan, India
  • Deepak Chopra
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    Weight Loss, Perfect weight, Cuerpos sin edad
    • Birthplace: New Delhi, India
    • Birthdate: 10-22-1947
    • Nationality: India, United States of America
  • Jhumpa Lahiri
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    Interpreter of Maladies, The Namesake, Unaccustomed Earth
    • Birthplace: England, London
    • Birthdate: 07-11-1967
    • Nationality: India, United States of America
  • Sunil Gangopadhyaya
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    Śājāhāna o tāra nijasva bāhinī, Dekhā halo bhālobāsā bedanāẏa, Anyāẏa khelā
    • Birthplace: Faridpur District, Bangladesh
    • Birthdate: 09-07-1934
    • Nationality: India
  • C. K. Prahalad
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    The New Age of Innovation, The multinational mission, The Fortune at the Bottom of the Pyramid
    • Birthplace: Eurasia, Coimbatore, India, Coimbatore district, Tamil Nadu
    • Birthdate: 1941
    • Nationality: India
  • Qurratulain Hyder
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    Akhire Shab Ke Humsafar
    • Birthplace: Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, India
    • Birthdate: 01-20-1927
    • Nationality: India
  • Nirad C. Chaudhuri
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    The Autobiography of an Unknown Indian, Thy Hand, Great Anarch!
    • Birthplace: Kishoreganj District, Bangladesh
    • Birthdate: 11-23-1897
    • Nationality: India
  • Nazir Ahmad Dehlvi
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    The bride's mirror
    • Birthdate: 01-01-1836
    • Nationality: Pakistan, India
    • Birthplace: Hala, Sindh, Pakistan
    • Birthdate: 11-18-1689
    • Nationality: Pakistan, India