Chetan Bhagat is a prolific Indian author and media personality, best known for his English-language novels Five Point Someone, The 3 Mistakes of My Life and 2 States. His novels tend to deal with issues relating to Indian middle-class youth, a topic that has made him a mainstay of mainstream networks and lifestyle columns where he writes as a current affairs pundit and social commentator. Bhagat's novels are bestsellers in India, having sold well over seven million copies. In 2013, Bhagat branched out into scriptwriting with the award-winning Kai Po Che!; he had completed four movie scripts by 2017. Bhagat has even starred as a judge for the seventh season of the reality dance competition Nach Baliye.
India has always been a highly literate culture, having a rich heritage of poetry, mythology and heroic literature. It’s ancient language, Sanskrit, is still revered as a sacred language in Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism and Sikhism. In the 20th century, a modern, secular Indian literary culture emerged, producing a wide range of novels written in Punjabi, Hindi, Urdu and English. It is only recently, however, that Indian novels in English have gained the worldwide audience that their writing deserves. The five books mentioned below are just a few of the thousands of great English novels by Indian authors, with many more being published each year.
Topics: Indian Novels