All writers don’t get to reach that peak of fa India is brimming with literary talent that doesn’t get the recognition it deserves. Young authors who write brilliant prose across genres have their works swept under the carpet. Today, let’s break this stereotypes. Let’s talk about 10 Young Indian Authors You Should Read. They are emerging writers and authors who are full of calibre and willingness to work hard. Let’s appreciate them for who they are and who they’re striving to be.
Book – Milk Teeth
Mahale is a versatile person; she is not only a writer but she has also studied at IIT Bombay, was an aerospace engineering student. She was also a student at Stanford University. Mahale is a Bombay girl, but her upbringing included most of the countries in India – but since she is a Bombay girl, her debut book, ‘Milk Teeth’ had an important role for the city.
Books – ‘One & A Half Wife’, ‘The Terrible, Horrible, Very Bad Good News’, ‘Feminist Rani’, ‘Happy Birthday and Other Stories, ‘The Trouble With Women’, and ‘How To Get Published In India’
Meghna Pant is not an author; she is also a speaker and journalist. She has received several awards for her contribution to journalism, literature, and gender issues. Meghna formerly worked as a news anchor with NDTV, Times Now, and Bloomberg-UTV in New York and Mumbai. She quit this profession to become a full-time writer in 2013.
Books – ‘The House That Spoke’ and ‘The Island of the Day Before
She is renowned for her work ‘The House that Spoke’ but she has also authored two books on poetry. Zuni Chopra is the daughter of the celebrated Indian filmmaker Vidhu Vinod Chopra. She is set to major in the field of creative writing at Stanford University, in the year 2019. She was also shortlisted for the 2018 Young Author Awards.
Book – ‘Two Fates: The Story of My Divorce’, ‘Sophie Says’
Born on September 2, 1981, Judy Balan is an author and also a comedy writer, and quite known for her self-deprecatory humor. She debuted with Two Fates, which was a bestselling novel and it was a parody of Chetan Bhagat’s well recognized Two States: The Story of My Marriage. She also authored the blog named Woman and a Quarter.
Books – ‘Gumrah’, ’The 10 Minute Yoga Solution’, ‘There’s No Love on Wall Street’, ‘The Great Indian Love Story’
Born in 1984, Ira is an author, a yoga instructor, and a columnist. She writes on both non-fiction and fiction and the themes of her writings are mostly based on women and gender issues in India. Her debut novel ‘What Would You Do to Save the World?’ portrays the dirt behind the diamond as she presents the life of a ‘beauty queen’ and the hardships that go behind a beauty pageant.
Book – Swimmer Among the Stars
Kanishk Tharoor is a NewYork based Indian writer. He has studied at Yale, Columbia, and the University of New York. His criticism, journalism, and short stories have emerged in Indian and international publications.
Books – ‘The Missing Queen’, ‘Sita’s Ramayana’, ‘The Prince’, and ‘The Mahabharata: A Child’s View’
Samhita Arni is well known for her versions of Indian epic poems. At the age of eight, she commenced illustrating and writing her first work ‘The Mahabharata: A Child’s View’. It was translated into seven languages and sold about 50,000 copies globally.
Books – ‘White as Milk And Rice’ and ‘The Lost Generation’
Nidhi is a journalist. Her works have appeared in several Indian magazines and newspapers. Her writings mostly cover themes on human lives, the journey of human lives through several settings, and social and cultural issues.
Books – “Of Course I Love You..!…Till I Find Someone Better” was his first novel. consequently, he has written “You Were My Crush! … till you said you love me!.” He has also authored, “If It’s Not Forever … It’s Not Love,” “Till The Last Breath …,” “Someone Like You” His other works include “Hold My Hand” and “When Only Love Remains” and many more. His latest book, “A Touch of Eternity,” was published in 2021. All of these are contemporary romance novels set in India. they are very relatable and very easy -to-read books.
This 34 year old writer isn’t a strange name in the world of Indian literature. He studied Finance and Marketing but quit his job at American Express in 2011 to pursue writing as a full time job. He is known for his coffee-table novels – full of soft, light and breezy romance. If you’ve ever checked out his Instagram page, you’ll know his captions are always witty and hilarious. This light humour translates into all his books making them super fun reads.
Books – ‘Boats on Land’ and ‘The Nine Chambered Heart’
Her debut short stories collection, Boats on Land won the 2013 Sahitya Akademi Award as a young writer in the English language. Her works have appeared in a few international and Indian magazines.