Indian English Writers- Are you looking for famous Indian English write a list? Do you want to know the contribution of Indian writers in English literature? Here you will get Indian English authors and their books. 

English literature is one of the leading literature in the world. There are thousands of authors and poets are in the world. But English author stands out from others.

Here you will get a list of famous Indian English poets and novelists. This list of Indian English writers is important for NET or any teaching examination like TGT/PGT etc. 

Top 10 Indian English Writers and Their Works

 Top 10 Famous Indian English Authors 

  1. Anita Desai
  2. Kiran Desai
  3. Nissim Ezekiel
  4. Khushwant Singh
  5. R.K Narayan
  6. Mulk Raj Anand
  7. Ruskin Bond
  8. N Daruwala
  9. Kamala Das
  10. Rabindra Nath Tagore
  11. Arundhati Roy
  12. Sarojini Naidu
  13. Raja Rao

Top 12 Indian English Writers and Their Works

  • She was born on 24th June 1937 in Mussoorie. Her father was a Bengali and her mother was a German.
  • She got her early education in Delhi.
  • She completed her graduation in English literature in 1957 at Delhi University. She was married to Ashwin Desai.
Works
  • She has written 10 novels and many short stories. She started writing prose at the age of 7. Her stories were published in children's magazines. Her first store Cirus Cat Alley Cot was published in 1857 in Thought. 
  • Her second short story, How Gently's The Mist was published in The Illustrated Weekly of India in 1958. Her collection of stories for children The Peacock Garden, Cat on a House Boat, and Village by the sea.
  • Voice in the CIty is her second novel published in 1965.
  • Bye, Bye Balck Bird is her third novel published in1975. 
  • Where Shall We Go this summer
  • Fire on the mountain 
  • Baumgartner's Bombay
Desai always tries to show the psychological state of her characters because she thinks that the inner life to a man and woman decides his or her character rather than the eternal condition of life. 


Top 13 Indian English Writers and Their Works


  • Kiran Desai is an Indian Author born in 1971, New Delhi.
  • She studied in the Cathedral and John Connon School 
Notables Works
  • The Inheritance of Loss
  • Award- Man Booker Prize

Top 13 Indian English Writers and Their Works
  • Nissim Ezekiel is an Indian English pie. Born in Jewish family he studies English at Wilson College, Bombay. He was a visiting professor at the University of Leeds in 1964.
  • His poetry is both the instrument and the outcome of his attempt as a man to come to terms with himself.
  • The Unfinished Man and The Exact Name represent a break with the past.
  • He has worked as the editor of a number of journals including, The Quest.
Works
  • A Time to change and other poems
  • Sixty Poems, Bombay
  • The Thrid, Bombay
  • The Unfinished Man
  • The Exact Name
  • Hymns in Darkness and Poster Prayers
  • Nalini
  • The Sleepwalkers
  • Who Needs No Introduction
  • Marriage Poem

Top 13 Indian English Writers and Their Works
  • He was born on 2nd February 1915 at Hadli District Khushab in Pakistan
  • He was educated at Modern School and then at Government College, Lahore.
  • He wrote political commentary and contemporary satire. 
  • He was given the Rockefeller Grant in 1966. He was awarded the Padma Bhushan in 1974 for his service to the country. He also got Sahitya Academy Fellowship
Works
  • Train to Pakistan in 1956
  • A Sangam City
  • The Company of Women
  • A Portrait of a lady
  • A History of the Sikhs
  • The Sunset Club
  • I shall not hear the Nightingale in 1959

Top 13 Indian English Writers and Their Works
  • R K Narayan is an eminent Indian English novelist. He was born in 1906 in Madras.
  • He graduated from Maharaja College, Mysore in 1930.
  • His ambition had always been to become a writer.
  • Narayan's fiction is remarkable for capturing with ironic humor the human foibles of ordinary men and women.
Works
  • Swami and Friends
  • The Dark Room
  • The Bachelor of Arts
  • The English Teacher
  • Mr Sampath

Top 13 Indian English Writers and Their Works

  • Mulk Raj Anand was born on 12th December 1905 in Peshwar. His first novel was untouchable which was published in 1935.
  • He was greatly influenced by Premchand and Tagore. He won the reputation of being India's Charles Dickens.
Works
  • Seven Summers
  • The Big Heart
  • The Road
  • Untouchable
  • Confession of a Lover
  • The Village
  • The Sword and the Sickle
  • The Old Woman and the Cow
  • Two Leaves and a Bud
  • Across the Black Waters

Top 13 Indian English Writers and Their Works
  • Ruskin Bond is an award-winning Indian author of British descent. A prolific writer he has written over 500 short stories, essays, and novels.
  • Ruskin Bond was born on 19th May 1934 in Kasauli, Punjab.
Works
  • The novel The Blue Umbrella is one of his best-known works. The story is about a little girl who trades her old leopard claw necklace for a pretty frilly blue umbrella.
  • Ruskin Bond received the Sahitya Academy Award in 1992 for Our Trees Still Grow in Dehra
  • He was awarded the Padma Shri in 1999 and Padma Bhushan in 2014

Top 13 Indian English Writers and Their Works
  • Keki Nasserwanji Daruwalla was born in Lahore in January 1937. After taking his master's degree in English Literature from Punjab University he joined the Indian Police service.
  • Daruwalla is known for his bitter, satiric tone, and as one ho writes from his experience of violence.
  • Daruwalla is one who believes like many other poets writing in recent years.
Works
  • Under Orion
  • Winter Poems
  • Crossing of Rivers
  • Night River
  • A Summer of Tigers
  • Apparition
  • The Keeper of the Dead
  • Landscapes
  • The Map Maker Poems

Top 13 Indian English Writers and Their Works

  • Kamala Suriyya born Kamala Das the internationally renowned poet, short story writer, dramatist essayist, and novelist. 
  • She is one of the very few writers from Kerala who writes effortlessly both in English and Malayalam
  • Kamala Das was educated in Calcutta and Malabar.
  • She began writing at the age of six
Works
  • She published six volumes of poetry between 1965 and 1985
  • Summer in Calcutta
  • Kamala Das was shortlisted for Nobel Prize for literature in 1984.

Top 13 Indian English Writers and Their Works
  • Rabindra Nath Tagore was born on 7th May 1861 at Jorasanko in Calcutta. He studies for some time at the University of London. He returned to India in 1881. 
  • He was the first Asian who received the Nobel Prize. He died in 1941 at Shantiniketan.
Works
  • Gora
  • The Home and the World
  • The Broken Nest
  • The Genius of Valmiki
  • The Post Office
  • The Sacrifice
  • The Home Coming
  • The Kabuliwallah
  • Malini
  • The Puja
11- Arundhati Roy

Top 13 Indian English Writers and Their Works

  • She was born on 24th November in 1961 in Bengal. Her full name is Suzanna Arundhati Roy. She belongs to Kerala.
  • She worked as a Research Assistant at the National Institute or Urban Affairs. 
  • She began her career as a scriptwriter, In Which Annie Gives it Those Ones and Electric Moon. Her first novel The God of Small Things was published on 4th April 1997 in Delhi.
  • It was awarded the Booker Prize in London in 1997
Works
  • New Nukes
  • Power Polities
  • War is Peace
  • The Algebra of Infinite Justice
  • The End of Imagination
  • A greater common Good
  • War Talk
Top 13 Indian English Writers and Their Works

  • She was born in 1879 in Hyderabad. Her mother wrote beautiful lyrics. She was sent to Madras where she passed matric in 1891.
  • In 1925, she was elected the President of the Indian National Congress.
  • After the arrest of Gandhiji and Abbas Tayyabji, She led Gandhiji's Salt Satyagraha at the Dharasana Salt Works. 
Works
  • The Bird of Time
  • The Broken Wing
  • The Sectored Fluet in 1853
  • The Nightingale of India
  • The Feathers of Dawn
Top 13 Indian English Writers and Their Works

  • He was born in 1908 in the village of Hassana in Mysore. His father was a professor in Hyderabad.
  • He received his early education in Hyderabad.
  • He passed BA from Nizam College, Hyderabad.
Works
  • Kanthapura
  • The Cow of Barricades
  • The Serpent and the Rope
  • The Cat and Shakespeare
  • The Police Man and The Rose

Top 13 Indian English Writers and Their Works



Top 13 Indian English Writers and Their Works