Books and Authors

GENERAL KNOWLEDGE (INDIA)

 

 BOOKS AND AUTHORS 

Indian Authors (English) 

           

     Author

     Works

     K A Abbas

     Bread, Beauty and Revolution

     Abul Kalam Azad

     India Wins Freedom

     H P S Ahluwalia

     Faces of Everest

     Mulk Raj Anand

     Two Leaves And A Bud, The Village, The

     Lord, The Bride’s Book of Beauty, The

     Coolie, The Bubble, The Untouchable,

     Confessions of Lover

     Nirad C Choudhury

     A Passage to England, An Unknown Indian,

     Continent of Circe Scholar Extraordinary.

     Hinduism, To Hire or not to Hire, The

     Horseman and the New Apocalypse

     Anita Desai

     A Village by the Sea

     Mahatma Gandhi

     The Story of My Experiments with Truth,

     Conquest of Self, The Way to Communal

     Harmony, Non-violence in Peace and war,

     self Restraint versus Self Indulgence

     Indira Gandhi

     My Truth

     Sisir Kumar Ghosh

     Beyond Modernisation, Beyond Self

     Promilla Kalhan

     Black Wednesday

     B M Kaul

     Untold Story

     Manohar Malgoankar

     Bandicoot Run, Bend in the Ganges

     K P S Menon

     Many Worlds

     Ved Mehta

     Portrait of India

     B N Malik

     Chinese Betrayal

     S Radhakrishan

     An Idealist View of Life

     Salman Rushdie

     Midnight’s Children, Shame, Verses, Fury,

     The Moor’s Last Sigh, The Ground Beneath

     Her Feet

     Nayantara Sehagal

     Indira Gandhi’s Emergence And Style, A

     Voice of Freedom

     Nihal Singh

     Indira’s India

     Vikram Seth

     A Suitable Boy, The Golden Gate

     Arundhati Roy

     The God of Small Things, Algebeea of

     Infinite Listice

     L K Advani

     A Prisoner’s Scrapbook

     Gita Mehta

     A river Sutra

     Deepak Chopra

     Ageless Body-Timeless Mind. The Ways of

     the  Wizard

     Amer Singh

     Amer Kosh

     Jawaharlal Nehru

     An Autobiography. Discovery of India,

     Glimpses of World History

     Dr S Radhakrishnan

     An Idealist View of Life, Bhagvad Gita,

     Hindu View of Life, Indian Philosophy

     Bankim Chandra

     Chatterjee

     Anandmath, Durgesh Nandini, Kapala

     Kundala

     Maithili Saran Gupta

     Bharat Bharati, Saket

     Kapil Dev

     By God’s Decress

     Sunil Gavaskar

     Idoles, Sunny Days

     Rabindra Nath Tagore

     Chandalika, Chitrangada, Crescent Moon,

     The Court Dancer, Gardener, Gitanjali,

     King of Dark  Chamber, Post Office

    Amrita Pritam

     Death of a City, Fortynine Days, Kagaz Te

     Kanwas, The Thirteenth Sun

   Sharat Chandra

   Chatterjee

     Devdas

     Sir Aurobindo Ghosh

     Essays on Gita, Life Divine

     Sarojini Naidu

     Golden Threshold, The Songs o India

     R K Narayan

     Guide, My Days, Paintess of Signs, The

     Vendor of Sweets

     Prem Chand

     Godan, Ranghboomi

     Ruth Prawer   Jhabwala

     Heat and Dust

     Rajendra Prasad

     India Divided

     Kuldip Nayar

     India, The Critical Years, The Judgment

     Khuswant Singh

     Love, Truth  and A Little Malice, Train to

     Pakistan, The Company of Women, Notes

     On the Great Indian Circus, Delhi, A Brush

     with Life, Lights and Sounds of World

     V V Giri

     My Life and Times

     Pt. Ravi Shankar

     My Music, My Life

     Jayaprakash Narayan

     Prison Diary

     Satyajit Ray

     Our Films Their Films, The Mystery of the

     Pink Pearl, Danger in DaJeeling,

     Robertson’s Ruby

     Milan Kundera

     The Keeper of the keys, The Joke

     K P S Menon

     Yesterday and Today

     Dr. Amartya Sen

     Poverty and Famines: An Essay on

     Entitlement and Deprivation, Development

     as Freedom, Choice of 

     V S Naipaul

     A Loss of El Dorado, An Area of Darkness,

     Miguel Street, Among the Believers: An

     Aslamic Journey, Finding the Centre in a

     Free State, A Bend in the River, A House of

     the Mr Biswas

     David Davidar

     House of Blue Mangoes

     J Krishnamurthy

     The Awakening of Intelligence

     Dr. B R Ambedkar

     Riddles in Hinduism

     Amitav Ghosh

     Calcutta Chromosome, Dancing in

     Columbia-At Large in Burma, The Glass

     Palace, In an Antique Land, The IMAM and

     the Indian, The Circle of Reason

     A P J Abdul Kalam

     Ignited Minds, India 2020 A vision for the

     New Millennium

     Arun Shourie

     Worshipping False Gods, Courts and their

     Judgements, Eminent Historins-Their

     Technology, Their Line, Their Fraud,

     Harvestng Our Souls-Missionaries, Their

     Dengnr, Their Clamis

     Girish Karnad

     The Fire and the Rain

     Gulzar

     The Autumn Moon

     Javed Akhtar

     Quiver

     Raj Kamal Jha

     The Blue Bedspread, If you are Afriad of

     Heights

    R K Narayan

     A Town Called Malgudi, Days, Indian

     Thought: A Miscellancy, My Days:

     Autobiography, Mr Sampath, The Guide,

     The Vendor of Sweets, The Bachelor of

     Arts

   Romila Thapar

     History of Early India.

   Anurag Mathur

     The Inscrutable Americans, Making the

     Minister Smile

  Rohinton Mistry

     A Fine Balance, Such a long Journey

 

 Ancient Classical Authors

  

Author

   Period

 Language/Subject

Important Surviving  Works

Amaruka

  7th Century

  AD

 Sanskrit Poet

Amaruka Sataka (100

stanzas)

  Asvaghosha

   1st Century

   AD

  Sanskrit Poet

Buddhacharit

Bana

   7th Century

   AD

  Sanskrit prose

Harshacharita, Kadambari

  Bhadrabahu

  4th Century

   writer

  Sanskrit prose

Kalpasutra

Bharavi

  6th Century

  AD

  Sanskrit Poet

Kiratharjuneeya

Bhatti

  7th Century

  Sanskrit Poet

Bhattikavya (story of

 Rama)

Bhartruhari

7th Century

  Sanskrit Poet

Nitishataka, Shriniyaran

Shataka, Shringarashataka

Bhaktishataka

Bhasa

  5th Century

  AD

  Sanskrit playwright

He wrote 13 plays,

Swapna  Vasavadatta,

Pratijna Yaugandharayana,

Charudatta

Bhavabhuti

  8th Century

  AD

  Sanskrit dramatist

Malathimadhyava Uttara

Ramacharita,

Mahavircharita

Bilhana

  12 Century

  Sanskrit dramatist

Vikramankadevacharita,

Chaurapanchasika

Dandin

  7th Century

  AD

  Sanskrit prose

Dasakumara Charita

Gunadhya

  1st Century

  AD

  Sanskrit writer

Brahat Katha (the great

story)

Hala

  1st Century

  AD

  Sankrit writer

Saptasati (seven hundred

verses)

Jaya Deva

  12th Century

  Sanskrit poet

Gita Govinda (Song of

Govida)

   Jimutavahana           

  12th Century

 

 

  Sanskrit

Dayabhaga (treatise

relating to Hindu

inheritance), Dharma

Sutra

Kalhana

   12th

    Century AD

   Sanskrit writer

Rajatarangini (River of

Kings)

Kalidas

  5th Century

  AD

   Sanskrit Poet

Malavikaganimitra,

Vikramorvasiyam,

Abhijnaja Sakunthalam,

Raghuvamsa,

Kumarasambhavam,

Meghdootam and

Ritusamhara

Kautilya

(Chanakya)

  4th Century

  BC

    Sanskrit

Arthasastra (Science of

Statecraft)

  Kumaradasa

  6th Century

  AD

    Sanskrit poet

Janakiharana (Abduction

Of Janaki)

Magha

  7th  Century

  AD

    Sanskrit poet

Sisupala Vadhom (Staying

of Sisupala) Matta Vilas

(Sport of Drunkards)

 

Mehendra

Vikraman

 

    Sanskrit poet

Matta Vilasa (Sport of

Drunkards)

Manu

  2000 BC

    Sanskrit writer

Manusmrithi (The Code of

Manu)

Narayana

  12th Century

  AD

   Sanskrit story writer

Hitopadesa

(salutary/advice)

Naya

Chandra Suri

  14th Century

  AD

   Sanskrit poet

Hammaira Mahakavya

(Epic of Hammira)

Panini

  4th Century

  BC

    Sanskrit

    grammarian

Ashtadhyayi (Book of eight

chapters)

Patanjali

  2nd Century

  BC

    Sanskrit

    grammarian

Mahabhashyam

(commentary on Panini)

   Rajasekhara

  10th Century

  AD

    Sanskrit poet

Karpoora-Manjari (Drama)

   Sandhyakara

  12th Century

   AD

    Sanskrit

Ramacharitha

Somadeva

  1th Century

    Sanskrit poet

 Katha Saritsagara

Subandhu

  7th Century

  AD

    Sanskrit poet

 Vasavadatta

Sudraka

  5th Century

  AD

    Sanskrit dramatist

 Mrichhakatika

Vakpati

  8th Century

  AD

   Sanskrit poet

 Gandavadha

Valmiki

  6th Century

   Sanskrit epic poet

 Ramayana

Vatsyayana

  5th Century

  BC

   Sanskrit writer

 Kamasutra

Vidyapathi

 1350-1460

  AD

   Maithili

 Kirtilatha

   Vinjneswara

 6th Century

  AD

  Sanskrit

 Mitakshara

   Visakhadatta

  6th Century

  AD                     

  Sanskrit dramatist

 Devi Chandragupta, Mudra

 Rakshasa

Vishnu

Sharma

  300 AD

  Sanskrit

 Panchatantra

Ved Vyasa

  6th Century

  BC

  Sanskrit poet

 Mahabharata (Longest epic

 in the world, with nearly

 100,000 stanzas)