Often when we decide to pick up a bestselling thriller, we turn towards masterpieces from the west. There have been numerous novels, both old and new, that have made it to the bestselling list. But now the tide is shifting. India is witnessing the genesis of a new generation of writers who are penning great thrillers, and the old works are getting the recognition that they deserve. Here is a list of Indian authors you need to follow right now.
He is the author of three best-selling novels: The Rozabal Line, Chanakya's Chant, The Krishna Key and The Sialkot Saga. His novels have been based on historical, theological and mythological themes, mixed with adrenaline-pumping adventures, and bone-chilling murders. Forbes India has included him in their Celebrity 100 list.
A banker by profession, Subramanian has written popular thrillers based on banking and bankers, including the highly acclaimed and award winning trilogy The Incredible Banker, The Bankster and Bankerupt. He has authored a total of 9 books till date.
A film director, screenwriter and a novelist, Jha is best known for his acclaimed bestseller crime-thriller novels, Mumbaistan, Compass Box Killer, Anti-Social Network and Raakshas and films Sikandar (2009), King of Bollywood and Chalo America.
The multi-award winner from West Bengal, is without a doubt, one of India’s leading thriller authors. Ghosh is best known for the Ibis trilogy, The Calcutta Chromosome, and The Imam and the Indian.
Bandyopadhyay was a Bengali writer. He was also actively involved with Bengali cinema and Bollywood. His most famous creation is the fictional detective Byomkesh Bakshi (originally written in Bengali, later translated to English). His stories have engrossed readers since its first tale 1931.
'The Immortals of Meluha', 'The Secret of the Naga' and 'The Oath of the Vayupurtas' form the renowned Shiva Trilogy made him an established author in India. The thrillers are an intricate work of mythology and adventure, while highlighting social evils such as discrimination. It is the fastest selling book series in the history of Indian literature.
S. Hussain Zaidi, a former investigative journalist has authored Dongri to Dubai: Six Decades of the Mumbai Mafia, Mafia Queens of Mumbai, Black Friday, My Name is Abu Salem, Black friday and Mumbai Avengers. His detailed study on the Mumbai mafia has been used by international authors like Misha Glenny and Vikram Chandra.
He is christened by the media as the 'Man with the Nostradamus touch', and 'The God of all things,'. Mukul is noted for the spy-military thrillers on terrorism and action. His most famous works include Lashkar, Salim Must Die, and R.I.P.
The author from New Delhi is the author of the thriller ‘Families At Home’. The story is about an ACP who attempts to solve a fabricated suicide.
India’s own Agatha Christie, she is best known for her thrillers, The Masala Murder and Dead In A Mumbai Minute.
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