Source : indiatoday.in
Indians are lauded globally for their writing, whether it is Rabindranath Tagore for ‘Gitanjali’ or Salman Rushdie for his book ‘Midnight’s Children’. The success of Indian writers has reached such an extent that women authors are also breaking into the field in a major way and making us proud with their wonderful writings.
Here is the list of some of the top women writers in India who are appreciated globally for their work:
Arundhati Roy is one of the most celebrated authors of India, best known for her novel ‘The God of Small Things’. The novel talks about how small things in life can affect people. The novel won the 1997 Booker Prize for fiction and it was one of the bestselling books at that time. Roy was awarded the Sahitya Academy Award in 2006, for her collection of essays, ‘The Algebra of Infinite Justice’ but she refused to accept it.
2. Anita Desai:
She is one of the most reputed writers of India and was nominated for the Booker Prize at least three times. She was awarded the prestigious Sahitya Academy Award in 1978 for her novel ‘Fire on the Mountain’ and the Padma Bhushan in 2014 for her contribution to Indian Literature. Her stories have an exemplary implication that strikes the human heart besides being humorous at the same time. The author has also won the British Guardian Prize for her novel, ‘The Village by the Sea’.
3. Jhumpa Lahiri:
4. Kiran Desai:
5. Shashi Deshpande: