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Famous Books and Authors

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.

Carl Sagan

Throughout history, books have played an integral role in personal development. They are undeniably a marvel accessible to everyone, capable of molding individuals’ characters, ideologies, and thoughts. In the present discussion, we will delve into the realm of timeless literary works and their brilliant authors. These books have left an indelible mark on various segments of society, chronicling the wonders of the world.

Books and Authors is a very important part of Static Gk, every defence 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 and authors have been an integral part of our lives since time immemorial. Books have the power to transport us to different worlds, broaden our horizons, and help us see life from different perspectives. Here is a list of famous books and authors that have made a significant impact on the world of literature.

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 Patanjali
Naishadhacharitra Sri Harsha
Mrichhakatika Sudraka
Gitagovinda Jayadev
Navratna Virsena

Famous Books and Authors from Medieval India

Medieval India, spanning from the 6th century to the 18th century, witnessed a remarkable literary tradition that produced a plethora of renowned books and authors. The period was marked by the flourishing of various languages, including Sanskrit, Persian, Arabic, and regional languages, which led to the creation of literary masterpieces that continue to be celebrated today. Let’s explore some of the famous books and authors from medieval India, showcasing the richness and diversity of the literary heritage.

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 Battuta
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 Battuta
Tuzuk-i-Jahangiri (Autobiography) Jehangir
Tarikh-i-Shershahi Abbas Sarwani

Famous Books and Authors from Modern India

Modern India has been a hotbed of literary brilliance, with numerous authors leaving an indelible mark on the literary landscape. From thought-provoking novels to impactful non-fiction works, Indian authors have captivated readers both within the country and around the world. Check out some of the famous books and authors from modern India, celebrating their literary excellence and contributions to the world of literature.

Books        Authors
Young India
Harijan
Navjivan
Hindu Swarajya
My Experiments With Truth
 M.K. Gandhi (Mahatma 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
 Rabindranath Tagore
Abhyuday
Hindustan Leader
Madan Mohan Malviya
Nation Gopal Krishna Gokhale
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 Saraswati
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

The world of literature is a treasure trove of imagination, knowledge, and emotions. Throughout history, numerous books and authors have left an indelible mark on readers’ hearts and minds. From timeless classics to contemporary bestsellers, these literary works have entertained, educated, and inspired generations.

 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

The year 2021 stands out as a notable period in the realm of literature, characterized by the emergence of a multitude of outstanding books spanning diverse genres. A multitude of gifted authors have graced readers with their remarkable literary talents, presenting thought-provoking novels and impactful memoirs. This article embarks on a journey to highlight a curated collection of renowned books and their authors from the year 2021, acknowledging their substantial contributions to the rich tapestry of literature.

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 Banerjee
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,

Famous Books and Authors 2022

Make sure that you go through this latest released Books and Authors list before going for any defence exam as it is going to be very useful –

Book Name Authors Name
‘The India Story’ Bimal Jalal
‘Listen to Your Heart: The London Adventure’ Ruskin Bond
‘Business of Sports: The Winning Formula for Success’ Vinit Karnik
‘A Place Called Home’ Preeti Shenoy
‘Modi @20: Dreams Meeting Delivery’ VP Venkaiah Naidu
‘The Struggle for Police Reforms in India’ Ex-IPS Prakash Singh
‘INDO-PAK WAR 1971- Reminiscences of Air Warriors’ Rajnath Singh
‘Leaders, Politicians, Citizens’ Rasheed Kidwai
‘Birsa Munda – Janjatiya Nayak’ Prof. Alok Chakrawal
Lal Salam Smriti Irani
Pride, Prejudice and Punditry Shashi Tharoor
“Crunch Time: Narendra Modi’s National Security Crises” Dr Sreeram Chauliahas
“Queen of Fire” Devika Rangachari
“Birsa Munda – Janjatiya Nayak” Dharmendra Pradhan
“Decoding Indian Babudom” Ashwini Shrivastava
‘The Maverick Effect’ Harish Mehta
“Tiger of Drass: Capt. Anuj Nayyar, 23, Kargil Hero” Meena Nayyar & Himmat Singh Shekhawat
‘Hear Yourself’ Indian Author Prem Rawat
‘Not Just A Nightwatchman: My Innings with BCCI’ Former CAG Vinod Rai
“The Boy Who Wrote a Constitution ” Rajesh Talwar
“The Magic of Mangalajodi” & “My Research Works on Sikh History and Philosophy” Avinash Khemka & Abinash Mahapatra
‘Chinese Spies: From Chairman Mao to Xi Jinping’ Roger Faligot
‘Amit Shah Ani Bhajapachi Vatchal’ Dr Anirban Ganguly and Shiwanand Dwivedi
The Millennial Yogi: A modern-day parable about reclaiming one’s life Former Indian Army Captain, Deepam Chatterjee
‘Udaan Ek Majdoor Bachhe Ki’ Mithilesh Tiwari
Ungalil Oruvan (One Among You) Chief minister MK Stalin’s
‘The Queen of Indian Pop: The Authorised Biography of Usha Uthup’ Vikas Kumar Jha
‘The Blue Book: A Writer’s Journal Amitava Kumar
‘Role of Labour in India’s Development’ Labour Minister Bhupendra Yadav
‘Soli Sorabjee: Life and Times’ Abhinav Chandrachud
‘The Queen of Indian Pop’ Usha Uthup
‘On Board: My Years in BCCI’ Ratnakar Shetty’s
‘Tomb of Sand’ Geetanjali Shree’s
‘Monsoon’ Sahitya Akademi
‘More than Just Surgery: Life Lessons Beyond the OT’ Dr Tehemton Erach Udwadia
‘Wrist Assured: An Autobiography’ Former Cricketer G.R. Viswanath
‘Unfilled Barrels India’s oil story’ Richa Mishra
‘The Little Book of Joy’ Dalai Lama & Desmond Tutu
‘Spoorthi Pradatha Sri Somayya’ K Syam Prasad
‘Fearless Governance’ Dr. Kiran Bedi
‘Operation Khatma’ RC Ganjoo and Ashwini Bhatnagar
‘India, That is Bharat: Coloniality, Civilisation, Constitution’ J Sai Deepak
‘Golden Boy Neeraj Chopra’ Navdeep Singh Gill
‘Atal Bihari Vajpayee’ Sagarika Ghose
‘India–Africa Relations: Changing Horizons’ Rajiv Bhatia
‘How to Prevent the Next Pandemic’ Bill Gates
‘Humane: How the United States Abandoned Peace and Reinvented War’ Samuel Moyn
‘Dignity in a Digital Age: Making Tech Work for All of Us’ Ro Khanna
‘A History of Sriniketan: Rabindranath Tagore’s Pioneering Work in Rural Construction’ Uma Das Gupta
‘A Nation To Protect’ Priyam Gandhi Mody
‘The Founders: The Story of Paypal and the Entrepreneurs Who Shaped Silicon Valley’ Jimmy Soni
‘The Great Tech Game: Shaping Geopolitics and the Destinies of Nations’ Anirudh Suri
‘Gandhi’s Assassin: The Making of Nathuram Godse and His Idea of India. Dhirendra K. Jha
‘Mamata: Beyond 2021’ Jayanta Ghosal
‘Ratan N. Tata: The Authorized Biography’ Dr. Thomas Matthew
‘Indomitable: A Working Woman’s Notes on Life, Work, and Leadership’ Arundhati Bhattacharya
‘Bose: The untold story of an inconvenient nationalist’ Chandrachur Ghose
‘The Legend of Birsa Munda’ Tuhin A Sinha and Ankita Verma
‘India’s Women Unsung Heroes’ Meenakshi Lekhi
‘A Little Book of India: Celebrating 75 years of Independence’ Ruskin Bond
‘The $10 Trillion Dream’ Subhash Chandra Garg

Famous Books and Authors 2023

With the new year, new books have been released by many known Authors. Knowing all the most famous names becomes very important from exam point of View. So, let’s begin –

Book Name Authors 
“The World: A Family History” British historian Simon Sebag Montefiore
“Breaking Barriers: the Story of a Dalit Chief Secretary” Kaki Madhava Rao
“Ambedkar: A Life” Shashi Tharoor
“Human Anatomy” Dr. Ashvini Kumar Dwivedi
“Revolutionaries: The Other Story of How India Won Its Freedom” Sanjeev Sanyal
Himanta Biswa Sarma “Mukhyamantrir Diary 1”
“Njaan Sakshi” Professor K.K. Abdul Gaffar’s
“Roller Coaster: An Affair with Banking” Tamal Bandyopadhyay
“Spare” J. R. Moehringer
“Braving A Viral Storm: India’s Covid-19 Vaccine Story” Aashish Chandorkar and Suraj Sudhir
Jadunama Javed Akhtar by Arvind Mandloi
“Come! Let’s Run” Ma. Subramanian
“India’s Knowledge Supremacy: The New Dawn” Dr Ashwin Fernandes
“COACHING BEYOND: My Days with the Indian Cricket Team” Kaushik and Ramakrishnan Sridhar
“The Poverty of Political Economy: How Economics Abandoned the Poor” Meghnad Desai

These are just a few examples of famous books and authors that can be valuable resources for defence exam preparation. It is essential to explore additional literature and publications that align with the specific requirements of the defence exams being undertaken. By immersing oneself in these books, aspirants can gain a deeper understanding of military history, strategy, and international relations, ultimately enhancing their knowledge and preparation for the defence exams.

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FAQs

Who is the Author of Famous book Kadambari?

Banbhatta is the Author of Kadambari.

Who is the Author of 400 Days?

Chetan Bhagat wrote  the book 400 Days.

Who is the Author of Anandmath?

Anandmath was written by Bankim Chandra Chatarjee.

Who wrote Getting India Back on Track?

Ratan Tata wrote Getting India Back on Track

Who wrote "One Life is Not Enough"?

Natwar Singh

Who wrote the book India that is Bharat?

J Sai Deepak

Who is the author if the book My Experiments With Truth?

The author of the book My Experiments With Truth is Mahatama Gandhi.

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