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A.K Ramanujan

A. K. Ramanujan (1929-1993) is one of the finest Indian English poets ever. His principal works include his collections of poetry  <more>

Amitav Ghosh

Amitav Ghosh (b. 1956) is a renowned modern novelist, whose first novel, The Circle of Reason (1986)  <more>

Anita Desai

Anita Desai (b.1937) is a popular Indian English novelist with a number of novels and collections of short stories to her credit.   <more>

Arundhati Roy

Arundhati Roy shot to international fame with her very first novel, The God of Small Things,  <more>

Jhumpa Lahiri

Lahiri was born in 1967 in London, and grew up in Rhode Island. She has travelled several times to India.  <more>

Kamala Das

Kamala Das (1934-2009) is perhaps the best-known Indian woman poet writing in English at present.  <more>

Kamala Markandaya

Kamala Markandaya (1924-2004) is a prolific novelist. Her important novels include Nectar in a Sieve  <more>

Khushwant Singh

Khushwant Singh (b. 1915) is a renowned novelist, short-story writer, editor, columnist and a Sikh historian.  more

Manohar Malgaonkar

Manohar Malgaonkar (1913-2010) is a prominent Indian English novelist, who is known for his penchant for historical themes.  <more >

Mulk Raj Anand

Mulk Raj Anand (1905-2004) has written several novels on social themes which include Untouchable (1935), Coolie (1936)  <more>

Nirad C.Chaudhuri

Nirad C.Chaudhuri (1897-1999) was a highly renowned author, who became internationally famous with his autobiography The Autobiography of an Unknown Indian.  <more>

Nissim Ezekiel

Nissim Ezekiel (1924-2004) is included among the most emphatic of the modern Indian English poets. He ushered in an era of Modernism in Indian English poetry.  <more>

Raja Rao

Raja Rao (b. 1909), along with Mulk Raj Anand and R. K. Narayan, constitutes the great trio of the Indian English novel. His important novels include Kanthapura (1938),  <more>


Rasipuram Krishnaswami Ayyar Naranayanaswami or R.K.Narayan (1906-2001), known as Grand Old Man of Indian English fiction  <more>

Salman Rushdie

Controversial author of several books like Midnight's Children, Satanic Verses (1989)  <more>

Sarojini Naidu

 Sarojini Naidu (1879-1949), the first woman president of Congress and the first woman governor of an Indian state  <more>

Shashi Tharoor

Shashi Tharoor (b.1956) shot to fame with his first novel The Great Indian Novel,  <more>

Vikram Seth

Vikram Seth (b. 1952) created a furore in the US literary world in 1986,  <more> 

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