From Raseedi Ticket to the namesake; 5 interesting books by Indian authors that will captivate the restless reader in you!

New Delhi, April 4: India is known for its art, literature and writing. There are many amazing Indian authors to choose from when it comes to Indian literature. Here is a list of excellent books by Indian authors that you can read. 5 inspiring books that can change your life.


Chetan Bhagat is an author, screenwriter, columnist and television personality who was named India’s best-selling English-language novelist by the New York Times in 2008. He is best known for his comedy and drama novels about young Indians urban. class people. Her best-known works include “Five Point Someone”, “Two States”, “Half Girlfriend”, and “One Indian Girl”.

someone with five points

The plot revolves around the lives of three students who don’t know where they want to go in life. Hari, Alok and Ryan desperately seek admission to one of India’s engineering colleges.

half girlfriend

The book tells the story of Madhav and Riya, two people from very different backgrounds who fall in love. Madhav is a local, while Riya comes from a wealthy Marwari family. Despite the fact that they are diametrically opposed, there is something that connects them. Madhav wants to be in a relationship with Riya, but Riya only wants them to be friends. They finally came to a decision. Riya might be Madhav’s half-girlfriend.

Amrita Pritam

Amrita Pritam developed an early interest in poetry and literature, which influenced her later career as a poet and novelist. During the pre-partition period, she was a fearless woman who dared to write controversial texts. She went through hard times during the partition of India, which influenced her to write the Punjabi novel “Pinjar” (skeleton), as well as “Shadows of Words” and “Raseedi Ticket”, which are also considered like his great works.


Amrita Pritam wrote the novel Pinjar, which translates to Skeleton in Punjabi. Through this story, the author sheds light on the problem that women faced during the partition of India.

Rasedi Ticket

Raseedi Ticket is the famous autobiography of Amrita Pritam, in which she describes how she felt upset by the influence of hate; she was traumatized by the horrors of Partition, which inspired her poem ‘Vaaris Shah’. According to his autobiography, a writer should not be afraid of criticism, no matter how hostile the world becomes. The time between his intimacy with Sahir and his deep friendship with Imroz is beautifully depicted. Amrita’s story is told in a series of episodes that she considers important in her life.


Jhumpa Lahiri is a well known author who has written novels, essays and short stories. She was a struggling writer whose work was initially rejected by publishers until her breakthrough novel, “The Illness Interpreter”. Following her success, she went on to write a number of other well-known novels throughout the Indian subcontinent and the rest of the world. “The namesake”, “Unaccustomed Earth” and “The Lowland” are among the best known.

The namesake

The novel depicts the struggles and hardships of a couple from Bengal who immigrate to the United States to start a new life away from everything they know. The story begins when Ashoka and Ashima leave Calcutta and settle in Cambridge, Massachusetts’ Central Square. Through a series of mistakes, their son’s nickname, Gogol, becomes his official name, an event that will shape many aspects of his life for years to come.

The interpreter of diseases

The story revolves around the three main characters, with a twist added somewhere by the children. Mr. Kapasi is driving the car towards the Temple of the Sun when it stops at a tea stand where Mr. and Mrs. Das were arguing over who would take Tina to the toilet, and Mrs. Das took Tina to the toilet after she lost her dispute. Bobby saw a goat and was delighted to give it gum on this Mr Das gave no expression in fact they were so immature to be a parent according to Mr Kapasi.


Khushwant Singh was a journalist, editor and novelist who started his career as a lawyer before becoming editor of major newspapers and magazines. As a writer, he is best known for his novels “Train to Pakistan”, “Delhi: A Novel”, “The Company of Women”, “Truth, Love, and a Little Malice”.

Train to Pakistan

It is a story of religious persecution and the consequences of displacement. During the partition of India in 1947, Hindus and Sikhs were forced to relocate to India, while Muslims were forced to relocate to Pakistan regardless of family background. Some families have been uprooted after generations of living in one place or another.

The company of women

Mohan Kumar, a millionaire businessman, decides to reinvent his life after separating from his surly and angry wife of 13 years. Convinced that “lust is the true foundation of love”, he hatches a daring plan: he will advertise paid companions to share his bed and his life. Thus begins his journey of unbridled sexuality in the company of extraordinary women.


Arundhati Roy is a writer, essayist and political activist best known for her novel “The God of Small Things”, which won her the Man Booker Prize for Fiction in 1997. Other works include “The Algebra of Justice infinite”, “Kashmir: the case of freedom”, and “Capitalism: a ghost story”.

Kashmir: the case of freedom

Kashmir: The Case for Freedom is a passionate attempt to correct this imbalance and fill a void in our moral imagination. Covering Kashmir’s past and present, as well as the causes and consequences of the occupation, the authors make a strong case for the withdrawal of Indian troops and Kashmir’s right to self-determination.

Capitalism: A Ghost Story

In Capitalism: A Ghost Story, bestselling author Arundhati Roy examines the dark side of India’s democracy – a nation of 1.2 billion people in which the 100 richest people own assets worth a quarter of India’s GDP.

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