Famous Novelists from India

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

This list below has everything from Vikram Seth to Salman Rushdie.

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

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    • Birthplace: New Delhi, India
    Abha Dawesar (born 1 January 1974) is an Indian-born novelist and visual artist writing in English. She is known for writing about themes of sexuality and interpersonal relationships. Dawesar was ...more
    • Birthplace: Lucknow, India
    Altaf Fatima (Urdu: الطاف فاطمہ‎; 10 June 1927 – 29 November 2018) was a Pakistani Urdu novelist, short story writer, and teacher (specializing in Muhammad Iqbal). Born in Lucknow, she moved to ...more
    • Birthplace: Kolkata, India
    Amit Chaudhuri (born 15 May 1962) is a novelist, poet, essayist, literary critic, editor, singer and music composer. He was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 2009. He is a ...more
    • Birthplace: Kolkata, India
    Amitav Ghosh (born 11 July 1956) is an Indian writer and the winner of the 54th Jnanpith award, best known for his work in English fiction.
    • Birthplace: Mussoorie, Eurasia, Uttarakhand, India, Dehradun district
    Anita Desai, born Anita Mazumdar (born 24 June 1937) is an Indian novelist and the Emerita John E. Burchard Professor of Humanities at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. As a writer she has ...more
  • Anita Nair
    Age: 57
    • Birthplace: Palakkad district, India
    Anita Nair (born 26 January 1966) is an Indian English-language writer.