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One glance at a book and you hear the voice of another person, perhaps someone dead for 1,000 years. To read is to voyage through time.

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Famous Books and Authors

Books have always been a part of growth, the books  are indeed a wonder that anyone can possess, books shape characters, ideologies, thoughts and what not, today in this article we will learn about some immortal books and their genius authors which impacted major portions of societies and documented all the marvels of World.

Books and Authors is a very important part of Static Gk, every defense exam carries question related to books and authors, we are enlisting all major books important from the examination point of view so you don’t have to waste your time looking for them.

Famous Books and Authors from Ancient India

Books Authors
Mudrarakshasa Visakdatta
Rajtarangini Kalhana
Kathasaritsagar Somdeva
Kamasutra Vatsayana
Prashnottarmalika Amoghavarsha
Swapanvasdattam Bhasa
Buddha charita Asvaghosa
Natyashastra Bharata
Abhigyan Shakuntala
Vikramorvashi
Raghuvansan
Kalidasa
Amarkosa Amarshmha
Panchsidhantika
Brihat Samhita
Varharmihara
Surya Sidhanta
Aryabhatta
Aryabhatta
Panch tantra Vishnu Sharma
Nitisara Kamandaka
Aihole Prasasti Ravi Kriti
Indica Megasthanese
Arthasastra Kautilya
Charaka Samhita Charaka
Lilawati Bhaskara II
Harshacharita
Kadambari
Nagananda
Ratnavali
Harsha vardhan
Gathasaptashati Hala
Nitisara Kamandaka
Astadhyayi Panini
Mahabhasya Patanjli
Naishadhacharitra Sri Harsha
Mrichhakatika Sudraka
Gitagovinda Jayadev
Navratna Virsena

Famous Books and Authors from Medieval India

Book Author
Fatuhat-i-Firoz Firoz Shah Tughlaq
Khamsab Amir Khusrau
Khazain-ul-Futuh Amir Khusrau
Kitab-fi-Tahqiq Alberuni
Nuh-Siphir Amir Khusrau
Kitab-ul-Raha Ibn Batuta
Shah Nb ama Firdausi
Tahquq-i-Hind Alberuni
Tabaqat-i-Nasiri Minhaj-us-Siraj
Tughlaq-Nama Amir Khusrau
Chandayan Maulana Daud
Himayun Nama Gulbadan Begum
Bhavartha Dipika Gyaneshwara
Safarnama or Rihla Ibn Batuta
Tuzuk-i-Jahangiri (Autobiography) Jehangir
Tarikh-i-Shershahi Abbas Sarwani

Famous Books and Authors from Modern India

Books        Authors
Young India
Harijan
Navjivan
Hindu Swarajya
My Experiments With Truth
 M.K. Gandhi (Mahattma Gandhi)
Kesri
The Maratha
Gita Rahasya
Bal Gangadhar Tilak
Discovery of India
Glimpses of World History
Meri Kahani
Jawahar Lal Nehru
Al Hilal
India Wins Freedom
Gubare Khatir
Maulana Abdul Kalam Aazad 
Unhappy India Lala Lajpat Rai
India Divided Dr. Rajendra Prasad
Hints For Self Culture Lala Hardayal 
Bangali
A Nation In Making
Surendra Nath Banarji
War Of Indian Independence Veer Savarkar
Geetanjali
Home and The World
Gora
Hungry Stones
Chandalika
Visarjan
 RavindraNath Tagore
Abhyuday
Hindustan Leader
Madan Mohan Malviya
Nation Gopal Krishna Gokhle
Indian Mirror
Vaam Bodhini
 Keshav Chandra Sen
Neel Darpan Dinbandhu Mitra 
Karmyogi
Yugantar
Savitri
Life Divine
Essays On Gita
Bande Matram
Arvind Ghosh
Tarane Hind
Baange Dara
 Muhammad Iqbal 
Commonweal
New India
 Annie Besant
Indian Struggle Subhash Chandra Bose
Kaal Paranjape 
Comred
Hamdard
Muhammad Ali
Samvad Kaumudi  Raja Ram Mohan Roy
Som Prakash Ishwarchadra Vidyasagar
Independent Motilal Nehru
Rust Guftgur
Poverty And Un British Rule In India
Dada Bhai Naurauji
Amrit Bazar Patrika Shishir Kumar Ghosh
Free Hindustan Tarak Nath Das
The Revolutionary Shachindra Sanyal
Satyarth Darpan Dayanand Sarswati
History Of Congress  Bhogaraju Pattabhi Sitaramayya
Indian Unrest Valentine Chirol
India For Indians Chittaranjan Das
Anand Math
Devi Chaudharani
 Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay
Bharat Durdasha Bhartendu Harishchandra
Divine Life Shivanand
A Voice Of Freedom Nayantara Sahgal

Famous Books and Authors Miscellaneous

 Books  Authors
A passage to India E.M.Forster
A Suitable Boy Vikram Seth
A Tale of Two Cities Charles Dickens
A Week with Gandhi Louis Fisher
A Woman’s Life Guy de Maupassaut
Adventures of Sherlock Holmes Arthur Conan Doyle
Adventures of Tom Saweyer Mark Twain
Agni Veena Kazi Nasrul Islam
Alice in Wonderland Lewis Carrol
Anna Karenina Tolstoy
Antony and Cleopatra Shakespeare
Arabian Nights Sir Richard Burton
Arms and the Man G.B.Shaw
Around the World in eighty days Jules Verne
Arthashastra Kautilya
Avigyan Sakuntalam Kalidas
Ben Hur Lewis Wallace
China Passage John Kenneth Galbraith
Comedy of Errors William Shakespeare
Communist Manifesto Karl Marx
Confessions Jean Jacques Rousseau
Count of Monte Cristo Alexander Dumas
Crime and Punishment Dostoevsky
Das Kapital Karl Marx
David Copperfield Charles Dickens
Discovery of India Jawaharlal Nehru
Divine Comedy Dante
Don Quixote Miguel de Cervantes
Dr.Jekyll and Mr.Hyde Stevenson
For whom the Bell Tolls Ernest Hemingway
Freedom at Midnight Dominique Lapierre
French Revolution Thomas Carlyle
Gathering Storm Winston Churchill
Geetanjali Rabindra Nath Tagore
Glimpses of World History Jawaharlal Nehru
Grammar of Politics Harold T.Laski
Gulliver’s Travels Jonathan Swift
Hamlet Shakespeare
Hunchback of Notre Dame Victor Hugo
Illiad Homer
Invisible Man H.G.Wells
In Search of Lost Time Marcel Proust
Jungle Book Rudyard Kipling
Kadambari Bana Bhatt
King Lear Shakespeare
Les Miserable Victor Hugo
Lolita Vladimir Nabokov
Man and Superman G.B.Shaw
Madame Bovary Gustave Flaubert
Mein Kampf Adolf Hitler
Mother Maxim Gorky
My experiments with Truth Mahatma M.K.Gandhi
Odyssey Homer
Old Man and the Sea Earnest Hemingway
Oliver Twist Charles Dickens
One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovitch Alexander Solzhenitsyn
Origin of species Charles Darwin
Othello Shakespeare
Panchatantra Vishnu Sharma
Paradise lost John Milton
Pickwick Papers Charles Dickens
Pride and Prejudice Jane Austen
Principia Issac Newton
Robinson Crusoe Daniel Defoe
Shape of Things to Come H.G.Wells
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Mark Twain
The City of Joy Dominique Lapierre
The Class Erich Byron
The Clown Heinrich Boll
The Godfather Mario Puzo
The Great Gatsby F. Scott Fitzgerald
The Merchant of venice William shakespeare
The Other Side of Midnight Sindye Sheldon
The Post Office R.N.Tagore
The Tempest Shakespeare
The Vicar of Wakefield Oliver Goldsmith
Three Musketeers Alexander Dumas
Time Machine H.G. Wells
Treasure Island R.L.Stevenson
Ulysses James Joyce
Utopia Sir Thomas Moor
War and peace Leo Tolstoy
Waste Land T.S.Eliot

Famous Books and Authors 2021

Book Authors 
“Indian Innings: The Journey of Indian Cricket from 1947 Ayaz Memon
India-Pakistan War 1971 MM Naravane
Conversations’ Brijinder Nath Goswamy
Cooking to Save your Life Abhijit Banerjeepens
Resolved: Uniting Nations in a Divided World” Autobiography of Ban Ki-moon
India Vs UK: The Story of an Unprecedented Diplomatic Win- Syed Akbaruddin
Lal Salaam” Union Minister Smriti Irani
The Disruptor: How Vishwanath Pratap Singh Shook India Debashish Mukerji
Unshackling India: Hard Truths and Clear Choices for Economic Revival” Ajay Chhibber and Salman Anees
FORCE IN STATECRAFT  Dr Ajay Kumar
Sunrise over Ayodhya” Salman Khurshid
Nehru: The Debates that Defined India”  Tripurdaman Singh and Adeel Hussain
The Sage with Two Horns Sudha Murty
Kamala Harris: Phenomenal Woman” Chidanand Rajghatta
Writing for My Life” Ruskin Bond
The Origin Story of India’s States Venkataraghavan Subha Srinivasan
The Stars in My Sky: Those Who Brightened My Film Journey” Divya Dutta
Sir Syed Ahmad Khan: Reason, Religion And Nation” Shafey Kidwai
Economist Gandhi: The Roots and the Relevance of the Political Economy of the Mahatma Jaithirth Rao, popularly known as Jerry Rao
Chronicles from the Land of the Happiest People on Earth Wole Soyinka
The Battle of Rezang La” Kulpreet Yadav
The Fractured Himalaya: How the Past Shadows the Present in India-China Relations Nirupama Rao
The Long Game: How the Chinese Negotiate with India  Vijay Gokhale
Jungle Nama” Amitav Ghosh’s
400 Days Chetan Bhagat
The Three Khans: And the Emergence of New India” Kaveree Bamzai
Translating Myself and Others’ Jhumpa Lahiri
Shining Sikh Youth of India’ Dr. Prabhleen Singh
Human Rights and Terrorism in India’ BJP MP Subramanian Swamy.
Bullets Over Bombay: Satya and the Hindi Film Gangster Uday Bhatia
Gita Govinda: Jaydeva’s Divine Odyssey” Dr. Utpal K. Banerjee.
A Rude Life: The Memoir Vir Sanghvi
Back to the Roots’ Luke Coutinho
Know Your Rights and Claim Them: A Guide for Youth” Angelina Jolie & Geraldine Van Bueren QC.
Accelerating India: 7 Years of Modi Government K J Alphons
‘Battlefield’ Vishram Bedekar
Mission Domination: An Unfinished Quest” Boria Majumdar & Kushan Sarkar
Address Book: A Publishing Memoir in the time of COVID’  Ritu Menon
“OPERATION KHUKRI” Major General Rajpal Punia & Ms Damini Punia
The Dream of Revolution: A Biography of Jayaprakash Narayan” Bimal Prasad and author Sujata Prasad
The Earthspinner Anuradha Roy
How the Earth Got Its Beauty Sudha Murty
The Year That Wasn’t – The Diary of a 14-Year-Old Brisha Jain
Balakot airstrikes 2019 Manan Bhatt
Leopard Diaries – the Rosette in India’ Sanjay Gubbi
My Own Mazagon Ramesh Babu
‘In An Ideal World’ in 2022 Kunal Basu
‘An Ordinary Life: Portrait of an Indian Generation’ Ashok Lavasa
Bank With A Soul: Equitas’ Dr. C K Garyali
The India Story Bimal Jalan
The Struggle Within A Memoir of the Emergency Ashok Chakravarti
The Ramayana Of Shri Guru Gobind Singh Ji Late Baljit Kaur Tulsi
The Light of Asia: The Poem That Defined The Buddha Jairam Ramesh
Lady Doctors’ Kavitha Rao’s
Nathuram Godse: The True Story of Gandhi’s Assassin” Dhaval Kulkarni
Policymaker’s Journal: From New Delhi to Washington D.C” Kaushik Basu
Fiercely Female: Story of Dutee Chand” Sundeep Misra
It’s a Wonderful Life” Ruskin Bond
Will’ Smith has co-written the book with self-help author Mark Manson
The Nutmeg’s Curse: Parables for a Planet in Crisis’  Amitav Ghosh
Home in the World: A Memoir” Amartya Sen
Languages of Truth Salman Rushdie
Stargazing: The Players in My Life’ Ravi Shastri’s
Savarkar: A contested Legacy (1924-1966) Vikram Sampath
India and Asian Geopolitics: The Past, Present’ Shivshankar Menon.
Nehru, Tibet and China” Avtar Singh Bhasin.
Sikkim: A History of Intrigue and Alliance Preet Mohan Singh Malik
“Life in the Clock Tower Valley” Shakoor Rather
‘Elephant In The Womb’ Kalki Koechlin
 The Bench Meghan Markle
“Whereabouts”. Jhumpa Lahiri
The Living Mountain” Amitav Ghosh
“Climate Change Explained – for one and all”, Aakash Ranison
‘The Christmas Pig JK Rowling
‘Believe – What Life and Cricket Taught Me’ Co-authored by Raina and sports author Bharat Sundaresan,
Manohar Parrikar: Brilliant Mind, Simple Life’ Nitin Gokhale
Suparipalana Dr Shailendra Joshi
Names of the Women” Jeet Thayil
My Experiments with Silence’ Samir Soni
Dawn Under The Dome. Swati Pandey in collaboration with Orchida Mukherjee.
Dynasty to Democracy: The Untold Story of Smriti Irani’s Triumph”,  Anant Vijay’s
The Frontier Gandhi: My Life and Struggle” Pashto and published in 1983.
Advantage India: The Story of Indian Tennis”, Anindya Dutta
“Stories I Must Tell An Actor’s Emotional Journey,” Kabir Bedi
“Maveric Messiah” Ramesh Kandula
‘ASOCA: A Sutra’ Irwin Allan Sealy’s
The Terrible, Horrible, Very Bad Good News”. Meghna Pant
Starstruck: Confessions of a TV executive’. Peter Mukerjea
Unfinished: A Memoir”,  Priyanka Chopra Jonas
By Many a Happy Accident: Recollections of a Life’ M Hamid Ansari
Platform Scale: For a Post-Pandemic World Sangeet Paul Choudhary
Beautiful Things’ Hunter Biden
The Little Book of Encouragement Dalai Lama
‘Manohar Parrikar- Off the Record’ Waman Subha Prabhu.
‘The Commonwealth of Cricket’ Ramchandra Guha’s
“Making of a General-A Himalayan Echo” Lt General Konsam Himalaya Singh
“The Population Myth: Islam, Family Planning and Politics in India”. S Y Quraishi
”Right Under our Nose” R Giridharan
‘India’s 71-Year Test: The Journey to Triumph in Australia R. Kaushik,
Vahana Masterclass Alfredo Covelli,

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Q1. Who  is the Author of Famous book Kadambari?

Ans.  Banbhatta is the Author of Kadambari.

Q2.  Who is the Author of 400 Days?

Ans. Chetan Bhagat wrote the book 400 Days.

Q3. Who is the Author of Anandmath?

Ans. Anandmath was written by Bankim Chandra Chatarjee.

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