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Top Indian Women Writers 2021

Top 11 Indian Women Writers

Indian Women Writers have been breaking barriers.  We have compiled the 11 Top Indian Women Writers.  This is our list of 2021.  These women with their bold style of writing are changing stereotypes and our thinking of the world.   Our favourites include (in no particular order):  Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, Anita Desai, Arundhati Roy, Janice Pariat, Nikita Singh, Meghna Pant, Jhumpa Lahiri, Tishani Doshi, Anuja Chauhan, Kiran Desai, & Shashi Deshpande.   Vote for your favourite!

We have used a broad brush as we have taken Authors of Indian descent also in our list.  As they have been culturally influenced and their works cover the lives of Indians – whether in India or Immigrants.

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Top Books from Top Indian Women Writers

Top 11 Books from Top Indian Women Writers

Wondering what to read next? We have compiled a list of our Top 11 books by Top Indian Women authors that we read in 2021.
Top Women Writers - Shashi Despande

Shashi Deshpande: Crafting female characters that reject cultural roles

Capturing the inner turmoil of women trapped in societal roles, Shashi Deshpande has redefined the role of women in society and literature.
Kiran Desai - Top Indian Women Authors

Kiran Desai: Weaving narratives of despair and dislocation

Kiran Desai: Writer and Novelist. She was born in India in 1971 and grew up in India before moving...
Top Indian Writers | Arundhati Roy

Arundhati Roy: Writing for Activism

Arundhati Roy: Writer and Activist. She dedicated herself to social causes and wrote her opinion about the political and...
Janice Pariat - Top Indian Writers

Janice Pariat: Writing stories that shatter stereotypes

Crafting characters with empathy, Janice Pariat is shattering orthodox narratives about writings from the Northeast
Jhumpa Lahiri - Top Indian Women Writers

Jhumpa Lahiri: Writing stories of women with objectivity and compassion

Jhumpa Lahiri: A short story writer, novelist, and translator. Lahiri was born in London to Bengali parents. She moved to...
Top Women Authors - Anita Desai

Anita Desai: Giving voice to women confined by domesticity and isolation

Anita Desai:   Novelist, short-story writer and children's author. She was born in 1937 in Mussoorie and graduated from Delhi...
Tishani Doshi | Top 11 Indian Women Authors

Tishani Doshi – Writing in response to violence against women

From violence and abuse to the revulsion of ageing female bodies, Doshi is voicing the unheard tales of suffering.
Top Indian Women Authors - Nikita Singh

Nikita Singh : Young India | What do you...

Nikita Singh writes about the themes that young India is obsessed with -  social media, relationships and of-course emotions.
Top Indian Women Writers - Anuja Chauhan

Anuja Chauhan: A Look Into Life | Club You...

. She is often referred to as the best Chick-Lit / Romance Writer - Anuja Chauhan captures life and emotions of "modern' India.
Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni | Top Indian Women Writers

Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni : Changing the Perspective | The Last...

Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni talks about her different novels, especially her latest release ‘The Last Queen’,
Top Indian Women Writers | Meghna Pant

Meghna Pant | Motherhood, Feminism | THE TERRIBLE, HORRIBLE, VERY GOOD...

Meghna Pant writes on women and gender centric issues that include rape, domestic violence, surrogacy and body shaming. Issues central to women,