Five Best Books In The Fantasy Genre Written By Indian Authors


Many Indian authors have written some of the best books in the fantasy genre. Here is the list of books that one can read under the Indian fantasy genre.

Written By Yashika Sharma | Mumbai | Updated On:
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Indian Literature in English includes a variety of genres. Indian authors try to capture the essence of the country along with its culture and people. These genres include mythology, science fiction, biographies and many others. The fantasy genre is also very well explored by Indian authors.

Fantasy books written by Indian authors

The Krishna Key

The Krishna Key is a novel by Ashwin Sanghi. It was first published in 2012. The book looks at the story of Ravi Mohan Saini, who goes on a quest to Mount Kailash to search for a prized possession of Lord Krishna. It also talks about a young boy who believes he is the final avatar of Krishna. 

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Midnight’s Children

Salman Rushdie is a prolific writer and is known for his rather controversial writing. Midnight’s Children traces the story of Saleem Sinai, who was born when the clock struck midnight. The catch is that Saleem was one of the 1,001 children who were born at the midnight of India’s independence. All these children have talents that could be a privilege or a curse.

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Ram Chandra Series

Amish Tripathi is one of the best-selling authors in Indian fiction. The writer excels in mythological fantasy and fiction. He has written the Ram Chandra series. The first book is Ram: Scion of Ikshvaku, the second is Sita: Warrior of Mithila, and third is Raavan: Enemy of Aryavarta. The books trace the story of Ramayana from three narratives: Ram, Sita, and Raavan.

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The Devourers

The Devourers by Indra Das is  LGBT fiction with a mix of horror and fantasy. The book is set in seventeenth-century Mughal India. The book is packed with mystery, passion, instincts, and desires.

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The Simoqin Prophecies

Samit Basu’s debut novel The Simoqin Prophecies was published in 2005. The book is the first part of the GameWorld Trilogy. The book is a subtle spoof as it seems to be a combination of many other works of literature. Those include Ramayana, Alice in Wonderland, Monty Python, The Lord of the Rings, The Arabian Nights, and Robin Hood.

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