The richness in culture and heritage of India comes from the strong mythological roots of the Indian society. Every religion has its own myths and stories that are passed on from generation to generation. Indian literature even today is full of retellings and modernisation of Indian mythology. Here are some of the best Indian mythological novels that you can read.
Devdutt Pattanaik is one of the best mythologists that Indian literature has to offer. He has written an array of books that deal with various aspects of Indian mythology. My Gita by Devdutt is a thematic rendition by Pattanaik of the Bhagavad Gita. My Gita has received 4.04 ratings on Goodreads. Devdutt tries to bring a personal twist to this universal fiction, thus the name My Gita.
Ajaya: Roll of the Dice is the first part of the Epic of the Kaurava Clan series. Anand Neelakantan has brought in the story of the epic Mahabharat in a never-heard-before perspective, as the story is narrated from the point of view of the Kauravas. The book was released in the year 2013 and was the Crossword Top 10 Book of 2013 & 2014.
Amish, after the success of the Shiva Trilogy, came up with the Ram Chandra series in 2015. It is the first of the series with 3.77 ratings on Goodreads. The next in the series are Sita: Warrior of Mithila and Raavan: Enemy of Aryavarta. Ram: Scion of Ikshvaku traces the childhood, adulthood and his love for Lady Sita.
Kevin Missal’s 2017 novel Dharmayodha Kalki: Avatar of Vishnu is the first in the Kalki series. Kalki Hari, the protagonist of the novel, is unaware of his destiny as he lives a simple life in the province of Keekatpur. He has to learn the ways of becoming the next Vishnu Avatar. The book has received 3.72 ratings on Goodreads.
Ashwin Sanghi is a prolific writer who wrote The Krishna Key which was published in the year 2012. This mythological fiction mixes with the genre of the crime thriller. Krishna has to take a new avatar for the Dark Age i.e. the Kaliyug. There is also historian Ravi Mohan Saini, who is on the quest to discover Krishna’s most prized possession.