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List of notable or famous essayists from India, with bios and photos, including the top essayists born in India and even some popular essayists who immigrated to India. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Indian essayists then this list is the perfect resource for you. These essayists are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known essayist from India is included when available.

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This historic essayists from India list can help answer the questions "Who are some Indian essayists of note?" and "Who are the most famous essayists from India?" These prominent essayists of India may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Indian essayists.

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Amrita Pritam is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Essayists from India
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Amrita Pritam was an Indian writer and poet, who wrote in Punjabi and Hindi. She is considered the first prominent woman Punjabi poet, novelist, and essayist, and the leading 20th-century poet of the Punjabi language, who is equally loved on both the sides of the India-Pakistan border. With a career ...more

Age: Died at 86 (1919-2005)

Birthplace: Gujranwala, Pakistan

Profession: Poet, Essayist, Writer

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Bharati Mukherjee is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Essayists from India
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Bharati Mukherjee is an Indian-born American writer who is currently a professor in the department of English at the University of California, Berkeley. ...more

Age: 75

Birthplace: Kolkata, India

Profession: Professor, Novelist, Author, Essayist, Writer

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Dharamvir Bharati is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Essayists from India
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Dr. Dharamvir Bharati was a renowned Hindi poet, author, playwright and a social thinker of India. He was the Chief-Editor of the popular Hindi weekly magazine Dharmayug, from 1960 till his death in 1997. Bharati was awarded the Padma Shree for literature in 1972 by the Government of India. His ...more

Age: Died at 71 (1926-1997)

Birthplace: Allahabad, India

Profession: Poet, Journalist, Novelist, Essayist, Writer

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Gunvant Shah is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Essayists from India
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Gunvant Shah, also known as Dr. Gunvant B. Shah, is a noted thinker, writer and columnist. He is the recipient of Ranjitram Suvarna Chandrak in 1997, founded by Gujarat Sahitya Sabha and considered the highest literary award in Gujarati literature. He was awarded Padma Shri, the fourth highest ...more

Age: 78

Birthplace: Surat, India

Profession: Professor, Essayist, Writer

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