Hindi is the national language of our country India, so many people have contributed significantly to Hindi literature. But some writers have done memorable work in English literature. Moreover, many writers experimented with English fiction and became famous in other countries. It is why Indian literature claims to have produced material in its various languages as well as in English. Because of such Great Indian Writers, our country competes on the world map of literature with many genres ranging from fiction, folklore, poetry, plays, etc. Today we will talk about the top 5 Indian writers in English who have taken India to a height in English literature.
Top 5 Indian Writers In English
Ram Sharan Sharma
Ram Sharan Sharma has been a respected educationist, writer, and historian of India. He is mostly know as a historian as he had expertise in the history of ancient India. Ram Sharan had achieved many achievements in his life. He had come a long way from the head of the Department of History at Patna University to the Deputy Chairperson of UNESCO. He was proficient in writing in both Hindi and English languages. There was a special enthusiasm among the people about his works, so his works have been translated into many Indian languages. Apart from Indian languages, his works have also been translated into many foreign languages like Japanese, French, German, Russian, etc. The following are some of his compositions.
- Aspects of Political Ideas and Institutions in Ancient India
- Shudraja in Ancient India: A Social History of the Lower Order Down to Sirka AD 600
- India’s Ancient Past
- Looking for the Aryans, etc
Anita Desai is a big name in the field of English literature. She is famous not only in India but also in the world. Anita mainly writes about family affairs or middle-class women. She wrote many such stories, which became very famous globally. Her first work, “Cry the Peacock,” was published in 1963, which the people well received. Anita Desai gained worldwide fame with the novel ‘Fire on the Mountain.’ Her works have received many awards not only in India but also in the world. Anita Desai was honored by the Government of India with the Padma Shri and the Padma Bhushan in 2014. Following are some of her works:
- Where we go this summer
- A General and His Army
- Ni to china
- Between Hope and History
Rabindra Nath Tagore: Top 5 Indian Writers In English
Rabindranath Tagore was a great and famous poet of India. His works have a lot of names in India as well as abroad. He is mainly credited with introducing Indian culture to the West and Western culture to India. Rabindranath Tagore was rich in talent. He was also a poet, playwright, essayist, painter, and short-story writer. The Government of India award him the title of ‘Outstanding Creative Artist of the Early 20th Century’. Also, he was the first non-European to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature. The subject of Raveena Tagore’s works included conversations with villagers, their lifestyle, their sorrows, pains, and small joys. Some of his major works are as follows.
- Flowing east
- Shishu Bholanath
- Gallery Sheshalekha
Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay
Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay was a famous novelist and story writer from India. He mainly wrote novels in the Bengali language. His works mainly contained glimpses of the social life of Bengal. Most of the themes of Sir Chand’s works were the description of the lifestyle of the people of the village, their struggle, and the crises they faced. He has translated many Hindi books into English. The works of Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay gave recognition to the people of the lower strata of the society.
For this reason, he also had to bear the brunt of the opponents of society. As a result, his works challenged many traditions and beliefs of society. Not only this, many of her works touch on subjects that depict the injustice and challenges faced by women. One of his major works, Dev Das, has been featured on screen several times. Following are some of his major novels.
- Baddidi, 1913
- Birajbou, 1914
- Parineeta, 1914
- Baikunther Uyl, 1915
- Pallisamaj, 1916
- Chandranath, 1916
- Arakshaniya, 1916
- Panditamshai, 1917
- Devdas, 1917
- Characterless, 1917
- Srikanth 1, 1917
Ruskin Bond started the journey of his literary works at a very young age. He wrote his first short stories at 16 and wrote his first novel after high school. He was awarded the John Llewellyn Rice Prize for his debut novel The Room on the Roof. After that, bond started arning his living from his writings. Ruskin Bond is primarily a resident of India. He was born in Punjab, India. His UK stint helped propel her writing career. ‘The Blue Umbrella,’ published in 1980, is widely acclaimed and has been adapted into a film and a comic book. It won the National Film Award for Best Children’s Film.