Reading novels have been considered as an escape from boredom and door to your own imaginative world since time long. To those who are already into this world they must be knowing how addictive and lucrative it feels when you are in your own world. To those who still haven’t read any novel yet I would highly recommend to start one right now!
We all read differently according to our taste. Some of us like romantic, some action, some adventure and some else. For the past few years with the ever growing audience and boom of the novel world we have seen the rise of many Indian authors. Below are the some of the best novels (in my view) by some prominent Indian authors which you might like to give a try if you haven't yet
Author: Amish Tripathi
No. of books: 3
Genre: action, myth,
Its story plot is set in 1900 BC, what we mistakenly called as the Indus Valley civilisation. The novel’s main protagonist, as the series name suggest is our Mahadev. The tagline of the series “The story of a man, whom legend turned into a god” can’t describe any better. The story revolves around how Shiva once an ordinary man become the man of his people. The battle scenes are really epic. For instance there is a scene where lord Shiva is arousing the morale of his people before war. He says “A man becomes a Mahadev, only when he fights for good. A Mahadev is not born from his mother's womb. He is forged in the heat of battle, when he wages a war to destroy evil. You all are Mahadev. Har Har Mahadev (All of us are Mahadev)”.
This was a sure thing to ran chill through my spine. You should probably give it a try if you are into mythology and loves action with good story. The characters description is good and sometime you even feel your blood pumping while reading war cries in it.
Author: Ashwin Sanghi
No. of books: 1
The story revolves around Ravi Mohan Saini, protagonist and an excellent historian who has been accused of his friend’s murder. In an attempt to save himself from law and find the real culprit, he gets messed up with dark Indian mythology and a serial killer who proclaims himself to be Kalki, the final avatar of lord Vishnu. Historian Ravi Mohan Saini must dash non-stop from the submerged remains of Dwarka and the mysterious lingam of Somnath to the icy heights of Mount Kailash, in a quest to discover the cryptic location of Krishna’s most prized possession. . In this heart throbbing thriller you get to know Hindu mythology more closely then you have ever done before. It’s a ultimate page turner gaining pace as you mover deeper.
Author: Shatrujeet Nath
No. of books: 4
Genre: history, myth, action,fiction
Set into the era of Vikramaditya , the legendary ruler in ancient India, this book is an epitome of perfect blend of history and Hindu mythology. It’s plot revolves around Halahala, the deadliest posion in whole universe, which was churned out from the depth of the sea by devas and asuras. Although it was devoured by lord Shiva but somehow a small portion went unnoticed. Now all forces of heaven and hell are after it to destroy each other. Knowing about this, Mahadev decides to assign the custody of poison to great warrior and king, Vikramaditya to guard it with his life. It is an ultimate page turner to see how a human king with inhumane power fulfil his promise to the almighty sacrificing everything against the invasions of Devas and Asuras. All in all we can say it’s truly a masterpiece because where even Devas can be shown as evil, one simply can expect more twists. Currently the fourth and final instalment of book is expected to come out by the end of this year. Till then make sure you are already geared up with the rest three of them.
Author: Anand Neelakantan
No. of books: 2
Genre: mythological fiction
This book series tells the story of Mahabharata. Ok, so I guess after reading the very first line you all must be guessing the usual Mahabharata you all have been listening since childhood where Pandavas are good and Kauravas the evil. But wait, here is a major twist, it do tell the story of Mahabharata but from the view of Kauravas, primarily Duryodhana’s. It beautifully portrays how Duryodhana was always taken guilty by default and how he thought of doing good but always ended up on other side. Some chapters are so emotionally woven that are sure to bring tears in readers eyes. In the end of the series you all will be asking yourself a question ‘was the Great Battle of Kurushetra really just and did dharma really won?’
Author: Chetan Bhagat
No. of books: 1
Discussing about Indian novel writers and not mentioning Chetan Bhagat’s name is just like eating pav without bhaaji. Probably the name of author and novel don’t need any intro but still let’s discuss a little bit. Although this author have written many bestsellers but still this one is my favourite. The story is about 3 college going students, the problems they face, how they overcome and their love and academic life like that of any typical Indian college going student. The best part about this novel is how easily one can relate enough to the characters of the novels feeling like we are there ourself playing the role. A must try for all students out there.
As for now this is my favorite list. If anyone of you wants to know further do let me know in comments section...because good knowledge needs to be shared.