Top 10 Indian Women Writers

10. Kiran Desai: She is the daughter of famous Indian English writer Anita Desai. Kiran lives in the Unites States; her work has focused on the migration, globalization, tumtult of the 21st century and the effect of the country’s rapid progress on all social classes. Kiran’s novel “The Inheritance of Loss” was awarded with the the Man Booker Prize in the year 2006.

Top 10 Indian Women Writers

Kiran Desai

9. Arundhati Roy: Arundhati Roy was born on November 24, 1961 in Shillong. Arundhati Roy is an Indian writer who writes in English and political activists who focus on issues related to economic inequality, social justice for the country’s oppressed minorities. Arundhati has also published a number of essays on subjects varying from India’s rapid industrialization to the continuing problem of Kashmir between India and Pakistan.

Top 10 Indian Women Writers

Arundhati Roy

8. Anita Desai: Anita Desai is an India based novelist born on June 24, 1937 at Mussoorie now in Uttrakhand. She got her education from the University of Delhi and taught at various colleges in the United States, including the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Anita Desai has been shortlisted thricely for Man Booker Prize was awarded with one of the most esteemed literary prize “Sahitya Akademi Award”.

Top 10 Indian Women Writers

Anita Desai

7. Shashi Deshpande: Shashi was born in year 1938 in Karnataka and got her education in Mumbai and Bangalore. She won Sahitya Akademi Award in 1990 and her work focus on the reality and true facts based on the lives of Indian women. Shashi Deshpande received the Padma Sri award in year 2009.

Top 10 Indian Women Writers

Shashi Deshpande

6. Shobhaa De: She is known as Shobhaa De, is an Indian novelist and journalist. She was born on January 7, 1948 and got her education from Mumbai. She is India’s top selling woman writer recently published her 16th book in the year 2009 and its name was “sweet sixteenth”.

Top 10 Indian Women Writers

Shobhaa De

5. Indira Goswami: She is well known by her pen name Mamoni Raisom Goswami and popularly as Mamoni Baideo, was a poet, scholar, professor, writer and Assamese editor. Indera Goswami was born on November 14, 1942 at Guwahati and died on November 29, 2011.

Top 10 Indian Women Writers

Indira Goswami

4. Mahasweta Devi: Mahasweta Devi played a successful role of protester and highly praised Bengali writers. She belongs from a family of scholars. She was born on January 14, 1926 at Dhaka and got her education from the University of Calcutta.

Top 10 Indian Women Writers Mahasweta Devi

Mahasweta Devi

3. Vaidehi: Vaidehi was one of the Kannada literature’s most talented poet and writer. Her work focus strongly on the condition of women on modern society. Vaidehi won Sahitya Akademi Award in 2009.

Top 10 Indian Women Writers Vaidehi


2. C.S. Lakshmi (Ambai): Lakshmi was born in year 1944 at Coimbatore, in Tamil Nadu. She grew up in Bangalore and Mumbai. C.S Lakshmi got her Master’s degree in Bangalore and obtains her Ph.D degree from Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi. She worked as a school teacher and college lecturer in Tamil Nadu after completing her education. C.S Lakshmi is married to Vishnu Mathur and lives in Mumbai.

Top 10 Indian Women Writers C.S. Lakshmi (Ambai)

C.S. Lakshmi (Ambai)

1. B.M. Suhara: B.M Sushara is a Malayalam writer from Kerala state of India. Suhara was born on October 11, 1952. Mozhi, Choyichi, Venal, Nizhal, Iruttu and Thikkodi are some of her best work.

Top 10 Indian Women Writers B.M. Suhara

B.M. Suhara

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