Check out these Indian female authors making their place in our hearts and our bookshelves

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Telling stories is not easy. It takes a lot of creativity, intelligence and a great level of understanding to drive a reader to their world of imagination. And it takes for a talented author to do so. India is house to a large bank of literature in the form of ancient history and epics also has many such talented authors even in this modern era. From talking about issues faced by women to taking us on a journey to an imaginary world these authors are giving us hope, desire and a reality check. We have made a list of some of these Indian female authors.

Have a look at these Indian female authors:

Meena Kandasamy


Nayantara Sehgal


Kamala Das


Anita Nair

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Writer Anita Nair shares ‘Thengakola’ video ridiculing Hindi imposition Soon after Home Minister Amit Shah stated that Hindi should be accepted as the official language of India, a controversy erupted over the move alleging it will destroy the linguistic diversity of the country. Many political leaders and celebrities opposed the attempt to replace local languages with Hindi. The latest among them is noted Indian English writer Anita Nair. Hailing from Kerala, Anita Nair shared a funny video in her Twitter handle that trolls the pro-Hindi campaign. The video is created with a hilarious voice over in a weird mix of Malayalam and Hindi languages regarding the use of coconut in Kerala. The writer shared the video along with the caption ‘More on the Hindi Imposition from Kerala via WhatsApp. Thengakola indeed! Start the day with a laugh’. In Malayalam, ‘Thengakola’ means a bunch of coconuts and the word is also used to mean nonsense. For more news and updates, subscribe #AnitaNair #HindiImposition #Hindi #Kerala #Malayalam #author #writer #Mathrubhumi #LatestKeralaNews #NewUpdates #Photos #Videos #InstaNews

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Jhumpa Lahiri

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Jhumpa Lahiri - La travesía Texto completo acá Quiero cruzar un pequeño lago. Es realmente pequeño, pero aun así la otra orilla me parece demasiado distante, más allá de mis capacidades. Me consta que es un lago muy profundo y, aunque sé nadar, me da miedo encontrarme sola en el agua, sin ningún apoyo. El lago del que hablo se encuentra en un lugar apartado, aislado. Para llegar hay que caminar un rato por un bosque silencioso. Al otro lado se ve una cabaña, la única vivienda en toda la orilla. El lago se formó inmediatamente después de la última glaciación, hace milenios. Su agua es límpida, aunque oscura; más pesada que el agua salada, ninguna corriente la surca. Una vez dentro, a pocos metros de la orilla ya no se ve el fondo. #jhumpalahiri

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Sudha Murthy


Anita Desai

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Richa Kaul Padte

Nalini Jameela

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Samina Ali

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Samina Ali is a Muslim author, lecturer, activist, and curator. As an activist, Samina co-founded the feminist organization Daughters of Hajar, which focuses on feminism for American Muslim women. In addition, Ali has given a TEDx Talk discussing the origin and role of the Muslim headscarf, otherwise casually known as the hijab. Madras on Rainy Days, Samina’s debut novel, was published in 2004. She received three awards for Madras: the Ronna Jaffe and PEN/Hemingway Foundation Awards, as well as the French Prix Premier Roman Étranger Award. The same year the novel was published, Poets & Writers Magazine honored Madras on Rainy Days as the best debut novel of the year, and Samina was featured on the cover of their July/August issue. Samina also works as the curator for the International Museum of Women’s online exhibit Muslima: Muslim Women’s Art and Voices. #saminaali #muslim #women #author #curator #tedx #thefeminineeffect #podcast

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Sharanya Manivannan

Deepa Narayan

Priya Sarukkai Chabria

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Madhavi Menon

K R Meera

Easterine Kire

Ira Mukhoty

Rashmi Saxena

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Twinkle Khanna

Judy Balan

Nikita Singh

Chitra Divakaruni

Balli Kaur Jaswal

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