Top 5 Indian Writers in English

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Top 5 Indian Writers in English

Indian writing in English has shown a phenomenal rise in the recent years. Many new entrants in this field
have attained success and fame nationally as well as internationally. They have created a niche for
themselves with their awesome works that bring forth the true essence of India. Let' look at the new crop
of promising writers who have the fire as well as the passion for writing.

Chetan Bhagat
An IITian and an IIMian, Chetan Bhagat began his career as an investment banker. However, his passion
for writing was so overpowering that he could no longer ignore it and the result is 5 bestselling novels-
Five Point Someone, One Night @ the Call Center, The 3 Mistakes of My Life, 2 States & Revolution
2020: Love, Corruption, Ambition. His books may have failed to satisfy the critics who rejected it for its
lack of intellectual heft, but the colloquial language, college and corporate settings, and simple plots in his
books have turned many youth to ardent readers.

Aravind Adiga
A former journalist with TIME magazine, he shocked the literary world with his debut novel, `The White
Tiger' that won for him the 2008 Man Booker Prize. He is only the fourth Indian novelist to win this
prestigious award. Aravind' unglamorous portrait of India revealing the corruption and servitude ingrained
in the Indian society touched the hearts of all those who read the book. His works include Between the
Assassinations and Last Man in Tower.

Amitav Ghosh
Amitav Ghosh whose book Sea of Poppies, the first volume of The Ibis trilogy was shortlisted for the 2008
Man Booker Prize. He has won several awards including the Sahitya Akademi Award and the Prix
Medicis Etrangere of France. His works include The Circle of Reason, The Glass Palace, The Calcutta
Chromosome, and The Hungry Tide.

Amit Chaudhuri
A professor of Contemporary Literature at the University of East Anglia, he is a renowned writer and a
musician. His novels have won several awards and his album in experimental music has won
international acclaim. His books include Afternoon Raag, Freedom Song, A New World, The immortals,
and Clearing a Space.

Kiran Desai
The daughter of eminent novelist Anita Desai, it did not come as a surprise when her novel, The
Inheritance of Loss won the 2006 Man Booker Prize.


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