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10 Young Indian Authors You Should Read

By nandini

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.

Amrita Mahale

Book – Milk Teeth

10 Young Indian Authors You Should Read – Amrita Mahale

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.

Meghna Pant

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’

10 Young Indian Authors You Should Read – Meghna Pant

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.

Zuni Chopra

Books – ‘The House That Spoke’ and ‘The Island of the Day Before

10 Young Indian Authors You Should Read – Zuni Chopra

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.

Judy Balan

Book – ‘Two Fates: The Story of My Divorce’, ‘Sophie Says’

10 Young Indian Authors You Should Read – Judy Balan

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.

Ira Trivedi

Books – ‘Gumrah’, ’The 10 Minute Yoga Solution’, ‘There’s No Love on Wall Street’, ‘The Great Indian Love Story’

10 Young Indian Authors You Should Read – Ira Trivedi

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.

Kanishk Tharoor

Book – Swimmer Among the Stars

10 Young Indian Authors You Should Read – Kanishk Tharoor

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.

Samhita Arni

Books – ‘The Missing Queen’, ‘Sita’s Ramayana’, ‘The Prince’, and ‘The Mahabharata: A Child’s View’

10 Young Indian Authors You Should Read – Samhita Arni

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.

Nidhi Dugar Kundalia

Books – ‘White as Milk And Rice’ and ‘The Lost Generation’

10 Young Indian Authors You Should Read – Nidhi Dugar Kundalia

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.

Durjoy Dutta

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.

10 Young Indian Authors You Should Read – Durjoy Dutta

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.

Janice Pariat

Books – ‘Boats on Land’ and ‘The Nine Chambered Heart’

10 Young Indian Authors You Should Read – Janice Pariat

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.

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