There are many authors from India that won prestigious literary awards. Mridultulika is presenting the list of award winning book by Indian Authors.
There are many awards given for literature across the globe. But Man Booker Prize, Pulitzer Award, Nobel Prize are some of the prestigious awards for literature.
Here is the list of Award Winning Books by Indian Authors.
1. God of Small Things
One of the Man Booker Award Winning Books in 1997 by Arundhati Roy. She was always a controversial author but her voice is so true to be appreciated globally.
Based At Kerala, The book revealed relationship, Caste Identity in India, Communist Politics and lots more. This novel is basically the portrayal of Interpersonal relationship within the family.
Worth reading and complete value for the money and time.
2. In a Free State
This is one of the Award Winning Books written by V.S. Naipaul. This book was published in 1971 and won the Man Booker Prize that year.
Freedom has a price and 3 different stories in this book depicted the different movements. V.S. Naipaul stories are unique in many respects. This is also one of most appreciated work from the author.
3. Midnight Children
This is one of the most acclaimed works by Salman Rushdie. This book won Man Booker Prize and the Best of The Booker Prize. This award winning book was published in 1981.
This Book not only won Booker Prize but also it won James Tait Black Memorial Prize in 1981.
In short, Midnight Children is an Allegory. It has some hidden meaning, moral and political.
Through the literary beauty of magical realism, We can know the transition of India from British Rule to Independence followed by Partition.
4. The White Tiger
This is one of best Award Winning Books from an Indian Author – Aravind Adiga. This book was published in 2008 and won the Man Booker Prize same year.
Reading this novel is just like watching a thriller. In this award Winning Book, we can read about caste, struggle, survival, lust and murder.
Dark theme and beautifully crafted book by Aravind Adiga.
5. Inheritance of Loss
A great author Kiran Desai and Inheritance of Loss is her second Novel.
This is one of award winning books. It was published in 2006 and won the Man Booker Prize same year.
This book also won National Book Critics Circle Fiction Award in 2007. It also won Vodafone Crossword Book Award in 2006.
Inheritance is to gain something but Inheritance of Loss is something unwanted thing. This book revolves around the theme of cultural identity in post-colonial world.
6. Interpreter of Maladies
This is one of most successful award wining books from Indian Origin American Author Jhumpa Lahiri.
This book was published in 1999 and it won Pulitzer Award for Fiction in 2000. It also won Hemingway Foundation/PEN award in 2000.
This is the collection of 9 short stories. It describes social and Emotional attitude of a person.
This is indeed a worth reading to know an ordinary life as an interpreter of the theme by own.
Rabindra Nath Tagore, The most respected genius of India. The author of Indian National Anthem and the winner of Nobel Prize in Literature in 1913.
Originally it was written in Bengali but translated in many languages. It is the collection of beautiful poetry in praise of almighty lord.
This book is about love, the sheer love. This award winning book is an asset for literary lovers across the globe. This book deserved to be in your book-shelf.