Books by Indian Authors

Indian authors and Indian origin authors together are marking a mark in the field of world literature with their insightful writings which are capturing the attention and imagination of global audiences. As CLAT draws near and the pressure mounts, they should begin to interest you too.

Here is a list of books by Indian authors and authors of Indian origin to get you started. Remember that this list is by no means exhaustive and is just a reference point for your preparation. Additionally, to supplement your preparation, google the remaining three incorrect options and find out who they are.

  1. BOOK: A Suitable Boy

AUTHOR: Vikram Seth

 

  1. BOOK: A Matter of Rats

AUTHOR: Amitava Kumar

 

  1. BOOK: An Area of Darkness

AUTHOR: V.S. Naipaul

 

  1. BOOK: An Obedient Father

AUTHOR: Akhil Sharma

 

  1. BOOK: Byculla to Bangkok

AUTHOR: S. Hussain Zaidi

 

  1. BOOK: English, August

AUTHOR: Upamanyu Chatterjee

 

  1. BOOK: Godan

AUTHOR: Munshi Premchand

 

  1. BOOK: I Too Had A Love Story

AUTHOR: Ravinder Singh

 

  1. BOOK: Indulekha

AUTHOR: Oyyarathu Chandu Menon

 

  1. BOOK: Interpreter of Maladies

AUTHOR: Jhumpa Lahiri

 

  1. BOOK: Jaya

AUTHOR:  Devdutt Pattanaik

 

  1. BOOK: Malgudi Day

AUTHOR: R.K. Narayan

 

  1. BOOK: Maximum City

AUTHOR: Suketu Mehta

 

  1. BOOK: Narcopolis

AUTHOR: Jeet Thayil

 

  1. BOOK: Nectar in a Sieve

AUTHOR: Kamala Markandaya

 

  1. BOOK: Our Moon Has Blood Clots

AUTHOR: Rahul Pandita

 

  1. BOOK: Sea of Poppies

AUTHOR: Amitav Ghosh

 

  1. BOOK: Train to Pakistan

AUTHOR: Khushwant Singh

 

  1. BOOK: The Argumentative Indian

AUTHOR: Amartya Sen

 

  1. BOOK: The Art of Choosing

AUTHOR: Sheena Iyengar

 

  1. BOOK: The Blue Umbrella

AUTHOR: Ruskin Bond

 

  1. BOOK: The Great Indian Novel

AUTHOR: Shashi Tharoor

 

  1. BOOK: The God of Small Things

AUTHOR: Arundhati Roy

 

  1. BOOK: The Japanese Wife

AUTHOR: Kunal Basu

 

  1. BOOK: The Jungle Book

AUTHOR: Rudyard Kipling

 

  1. BOOK: The Lowland

AUTHOR: Jhumpa Lahiri

 

  1. BOOK: The Palace of Illusions

AUTHOR: Chitra Banerjee Divakauri

 

  1. BOOK: Twilight in Delhi

AUTHOR: Ahmed Ali

 

  1. BOOK: Untouchable

AUTHOR: Mulk Raj Anand

 

  1. BOOK: Wings of Silence

AUTHOR: Shriram Iyer

 

Q. Choose the correct option.

1. Who wrote India After Gandhi?

a) Ramachandra Guha
b) Mridula Koshy
c) Kiran Nagarkar
d) Indira Gandhi

2. Who is the author of Socialite Evenings?

a) Chetan Bhagat
b) V.S. Naipaul
c) Shobhaa De
d) Cyrus Mistry

3. Who wrote Fasting, Feasting?

a) Manu Joseph
b) Anita Desai
c) Rohinton Mistry
d) Siddharth Dhanvant Sanghvi

4. Who is the author of The White Tiger?

a) Amit Chaudhuri
b) Akhil Sharma
c) Abraham Verghese
d) Aravind Adiga

5. Who wrote The Inheritance of Loss?

a) Birbal Jha
b) Charu Nivedita
c) Kiran Desai
d) Fahad Shah

6. Who is the author of The Death of Vishnu?

a) Manil Suri
b) Ira Trivedi
c) Indra Sinha
d) Karan Bajaj

7. Who wrote Coolie?

a) Ram Prasad Bismil
b) Nirupama Devi
c) Gopinath Mohanty
d) Mulk Raj Anand

8. Who is the author of The Serpent and The Rope?

a) Manoj Singh
b) Raja Rao
c) Sudha Murty
d) Faraaz Kazi

9. Who wrote Midnight’s Children?

a) Keshava Reddy
b) Hemant Shesh
c) Salman Rushdie
d) Lakshmi Raj Sharma

10. Who is the author of The Enigma of Arrival?

a) V.S. Naipaul
b) Mridula Garg
c) Vikas Swarup
d) Nandini Sahu

11. Who wrote A Fine Balance?

a) Mukul Kesavan
b) Khewal Dheer
c) Durjoy Dutta
d) Rohinton Mistry

12. Who is the author of The Namesake?

a) Barun Roy
b) Jhumpa Lahiri
c) Indira Goswami
d) Kalki Krishnamurthy

13. Who wrote Sleeping on Jupiter?

a) Malik Ram
b) Anuradha Roy
c) Laxmi Narayan Mishra
d) Partap Sharma

14. Who is the author of The Last Labyrinth?

a) Arun Joshi
b) Viveki Rai
c) Rooma Mehra
d) Pankaj Rag

15. Who wrote That Long Silence?

a) Ram Vilas Sharma
b) Vasudha Patil
c) Shashi Deshpande
d) Vijay Tendulkar

16. Who is the author of The Sari Shop?

a) Sarojini Sahoo
b) Uday Prakash
c) Amrita Pritam
d) Rupa Bajwa

17. Who among them has written A New World?

a) Anjan Sundaram
b) Amit Chaudhuri
c) Tarun Tejpal
d) Kunal Basu

18. Who is the author of Memories of Rain?

a) Sunetra Gupta
b) Nirad C. Chaudhuri
c) Bharati Mukherjee
d) Ruskin Bond

19. Who wrote Inside the Haveli?

a) Shiv. K. Kumar
b) R.K. Narayan
c) Rama Mehta
d) G.N. Devy

20. Who is the author of Rich Like Us?

a) Nayantara Sahgal
b) Kamala Das
c) Meenakshi Mukherjee
d) Mahesh Dattani

 

ANSWER KEY

1. a- Ramachandra Guha

2. c-Shobhaa De

3. b-Anita Desai

4. d-Aravind Adiga

5. c-Kiran Desai

6. a-Manil Suri

7. d-Mulk Raj Anand

8. b-Raja Rao

9. c-Salman Rushdie

10. a-V.S. Naipaul

11. d-Rohinton Mistry

12. b-Jhumpa Lahiri

13. b-Anuradha Roy

14. a-Arun Joshi

15. c-Shashi Deshpande

16. d-Rupa Bajwa

17. b-Amit Chaudhuri

18. a-Sunetra Gupta

19. c-Rama Mehta

20. a-Nayantara Sahgal

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