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5 Must Read Contemporary Indian Women Novelists Who Are Below 40

Posted: February 20, 2016

Contemporary Indian women novelists are making a mark in the Indian literary scene. Here we suggest 5 authors you must read!

In the past few years, India has seen a boom of young writers. Now, you do not need to wait till you are in your 40s to find a publisher. These days even teenagers are in the list of best sellers. Here are three Indian women novelists, who made a mark with their books. They are all below 40 years of age.

Smita Kaushik

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An engineer by profession, she wrote her debut novel while studying in KIIT University during her final years of college. Her first novel ‘Let’s Get Committed’ was co authored by Utkarsh Roy and was released in 2011. It basically deals with the life of college going students. She released two more books ‘The Girl I Last Loved… The Girl Who Never Loved Me’and‘Let’s Love… From A Distance’ in 2012 and 2013 respectively.

Nikita Singh

She wrote her first book ‘Love @ Facebook’  at the age of 19 when she was studying pharmacy in Indore and was published in 2011. It became an instant hit with the audience thus became her steeping stone to success. She penned her second book “If Not Forever’ along with Durjoy Dutta which was a best-seller and went on to win the Live Young India Achiever’s Award in 2013. Her latest book “After All this Time’ released last year in May. She is currently pursuing Creative Writing from New York.

Leema Dhar

She left engineering to pursue a career in writing. Her national best-seller debut novel‘Till We Meet Again’ (2012) has shut the mouths of all those people who have had doubts about her creativity. She has even published her first anthology of Hindi Poems ‘ Kuch lavz Naqab Mein’ in 2007 and in English ‘For Hundred Tomorows’ in 2010. Some of her more popular works include ‘The Girl Who Kissed A Snake’ and “Mom and I Love A Terrorist.’

Savi Sharma

After completing her school, Savi Sharma enrolled for a B.Com course in Surat and began studying for her Chartered Accountancy. Soon after, she quit her studies as she was writing her first book Everyone Has A Story. The book that she self-published went on to become a best-seller and made her the country’s first successful female self-published author.

Her second book titled This Is Not Your Story too is a popular best-seller. And both her books have topped the Nielsen BookScan and Amazon Bestseller Lists!

Ira Trivedi

An author, a columnist and a yoga teacher, Ira Trivedi dons all these hats with easy grace! She is the founder of Namami yoga and also the author of four books. Her first book ‘India in Love: Marriage and Sexuality in the 21st Century’ is a non-fiction book about India’s social revolution about marriage and sexuality. She describes the social changes that the social society is going through right now.

Ira Trivedi with her books, writes about women’s issues and gender issues in India. Her other books are ‘What Would You Do To Save The World?’ ‘The Great Indian Love Story,’ and ‘There’s No Love on Wall Street.’

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