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Indian Authors You Need To Start Reading in 2021


This pandemic has made us realize that mental health and doing things that make us happy should be our priority. Most of us have found solace and comfort in getting back to reading. Reading is not just therapeutic, but it’s like mentally traveling the world, collecting stories, and making ourselves a part of the world that’s very different from ours. We have curated a list of 5 Indian authors who are spending most of their time penning down interesting and dynamic stories that you could connect effortlessly with.


Cited by The New York Times in 2008 as the biggest selling English language novelist in India’s history, Chetan Bhagat is author, screenwriter, columnist and TV personality. He is known for Comedy-drama novels about young urban middle-class Indians. Some of his famous work includes Five Point Someone, 2 States, Half Girlfriend and One Indian Girl. Chetan Bhagat is a great obsession in our country. Ever since his debut, he has emerged as a literary force to reckon with. Having constantly whipped up bestseller after bestseller, he has proved his mettle as a popular storyteller. His latest release was “One Arranged Murder”.


Abhirup Dhar is the most acclaimed name in Indian horror writing and the bestselling author of the ‘Hold That Breath’ series and ‘The Belvoirbrooke Haunting’. These three books not only topped the Amazon charts but also gave a lot of focus to a neglected genre in the country. His upcoming books are ‘Ghost Hunter: Gaurav Tiwari’ with Westland, which set a record when it was acquired by a major production house before its release, and ‘Horror House Hauntings’ with Rupa. Abhirup is also a screenwriter now and is currently scripting a horror web series while working with a renowned film director. He has completely reinvented the genre by garnering huge success while his writing continues to keep readers in awe of his books. One might observe a sense of nostalgia in his books which has a very visual appeal and readers instantly relate to it. He says there is a part of him in every book he writes; a part of his fascination for days of yore, places like Darjeeling, parts of Assam, his favourite city Kolkata and Jalpaiguri which is technically his hometown, where he grew up in. Dhar has lived in various places and a keen observer of life which he says, helps in creating his stories and characters. Recipient of various awards and honour for his notable works, Dhar believes in good storytelling with endearing and relatable characters. With his noteworthy contribution to literature and Indian horror writing and his upcoming projects, he is among the most sought-after writers in India but prefers keeping a rather low profile. Dhar’s books speak for him more than he does it and we can’t agree more looking at his rich body of work. Apart from his books, he is much excited to be working with some very esteemed people in the Hindi Film Industry. With his upcoming book being adapted into a major web series in five languages by some of the best names in the industry and scripts being offered to him out of which he chose one, Dhar is among the most reputable names in India and also abroad. But we love him even more for his humility and simplicity!

Dhar is the biggest Indian horror writer in the country and one of the most renowned authors who keeps us holding our breath!

  1. Ajitabha Bose

Known as the king of pocket books, Ajitabha Bose is one of the most popular authors in India. He introduced the concept of pocket books in India. He holds the national record for the same certified by the Limca Book of Records. He has written 9 bestselling books including a fan story of Shah Rukh Khan, The YouTube Stars of India and his recent release The Kapil Sharma Story which is a biography on the megastar Kapil Sharma. He has a reader base of 1 million! He also own a production house named BDL Studios and a publishing house named Ajitabha Publishers. He is very active on instagram, twitter and facebook.

  1. Manoj Kumar Sharma

As an Author, Manoj Kumar Sharma, is a product of insatiable aspirations seeking blessings from Goddess of Knowledge Maa Sarasvatiji & inspirations from motivating Muse.

Born & brought up in Bhilai with literary aspirations infused out of natural instincts. Graduation from Engineering College, Raipur. Later on pursued active professional carrier as Civil Engineer while working in various MNC’s and Corporate companies based in Mumbai.

But, while all those years in professional life, the childhood aspirations for creativity shadowed the Author endlessly.

Meanwhile when he tried to pendown some story or so at many occasions, but, was never ever consistent.

Then after retirement he aggregated everything hibernating in subconscious mind & few hapazardly lying written-pieces…..finally MIRRRO alighted…

Its pleasure to share that within few days after publishing the debut novel “MIЯЯЯO @ THƎ WƎIЯⱭ WAYWAЯⱭ” it attained into the Amazon Bestseller Category.

Sharma is one of the amazing storyteller of his time.

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