List of Famous Books And Their Authors

List of Famous Books and their Authors

No:1. List of famous Books and Authors is important from a competitive exams point of view be it SSC exams, Bank Exams, Government exams or the coveted UPSC exams.

No:2. The questions related to famous books and authors are covered under the Static GK part of the General Awareness section.

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No:4. Candidates preparing for any of the government exams must by heart the names of famous books and authors as 2 to 3 questions related to important books and authors are asked in these examinations.

No:5. Candidates can also check the Current Affairs page for their preparation.

No:6. In this article, candidates will get the list of famous books and authors, also they will be able to download Famous Books and Author PDF which enlists more than 200 names of important books and authors.

No:7. The PDF of Famous books and Authors list given contains both Indian and International books and authors.

List of Famous Books for 2021


Name of the Book

Author’s Name
Life in the Clock Tower Valley Shakoor Rather
Suparipalana Dr Shailendra Joshi
Elephant in the Womb Kalki Koechlin
Names of the Women Jeet Thayil
The Bench Meghan Markle
My Experiments with Silence Samir Soni
Whereabouts Jhumpa Lahiri
Dawn Under the Dome Swati Pandy in Collaboration with Orchida Mukherjee
The Living Mountain Amitav Ghosh
Dynasty to Democracy: The Untold Story of Smriti Irani’s Triumph Anant Vijay’s
Climate Change Explained – For One and All Aakash Ranison
The Frontier Gandhi: My Life and Struggle Pashto and Published in 1983
The Christmas Pig JK Rowling
Advantage India: The Story of Indian Tennis Anindya Dutta
Believe – What Life and Cricket Taught Me Bharat Sundaresan, co-author Suresh Raina
Stories I Must Tell: An Actor’s Emotional Journey Kabir Bedi
Manohar Parrikar: Brilliant Mind, Simple Life Nitin Gokhale
Maveric Messiah Ramesh Kandula
The Terrible, Horrible, Very Bad Good News Meghna Pant
ASOCA: A Sutra Irwin Allan Sealy’s
Startstruck: Confessions of a TV Executive Peter Mukherjea
Making of a General-A Himalayan Echo Lt. General Konsam Himalaya Singh
Unfinished: A Memoir Priyanka Chopra Jonas
The Population Myth: Islam, Family Planning and Politics in India S Y Quraishi
By Many a Happy Accident: Recollections of a Life M Hamid Ansari
Right Under our Nose R Giridharan
Platform Scale: For a Post-Pandemic World Sangeet Paul Choudhary
India’s 71 Year Test: The Journey to Triumph in Australia R. Kaushik
Beautiful Things Hunter Biden
Vahana Masterclass Alfredo Covelli
The Little Book of Encouragement Dalai Lama
Manohar Parrikar – Off the Record Waman Subha Prabhu
The Commonwealth of Cricket Ramchandra Guha’s

List of Famous Books and Authors

Name of the Book Author’s Name
Two Year Eight Months and Twenty –Eight Night Salman Rushdie
The Red Sari Javier Moro
Freedom in Exile Dalai Lama
My Favourite Nature Stories Ruskin Bond
Neither a hawk nor a dove Khurshid M Kasuari
Faces and Places Professor Deepak Nayyar
Indian Parliamentary Diplomacy Meira Kumar
Farishta Kapil Isapuari
Super Economies Raghav Bahal
China: Confucius in the Shadow Poonam Surie
My country My Life L.K.Advani
Joseph Anton Sulman Rushdie (Autobiography)
The Sahara Testaments Tade Ipadeola
Narendra Modi: A Political Biography Andy Marino
My Unforgettable Memories Mamata Banerjee
Rationalized Roman for Kashmiri Dr. R L Bhat
Strictly Personal, Manmohan and Gursharan Daman Singh
The Wrong Enemy: America in Afghanistan, 2001‐ 2014

Carlotta Gall

Lal Bahadur Shastri: Lessons in Leadership Pavan Choudary
Walking with Giants G. Ramachandran (former Finance Secretary)
Crusader or Conspirator? Coalgate and other Truths PC Parakh
The Accidental Prime Minister: the making and unmaking of Manmohan Singh Sanjaya Baru
God of Antarctica Master Yashvardhan Shukla (At the age of 13)
My Years with Rajiv and Sonia R.D.Pradhan
Khushwantnama ‐The Lessons of My Life Khushwant Singh
Syntheism – Creating God in The Internet Age Alexander Bard
One Life is Not Enough Natwar Singh
The Lives of Others Neel Mukherjee
My Music My Life Pt Ravi Shankar
I am Malala Malala Yousufzai and Christina Lamb
A Man and A Motorcycle, How Hamid Karzai Came to Power Bette Dam
True Colours Adam Gilchrist
Assassination of Rajiv Gandhi: An Inside Job? Faraz Ahmad
The God of Small Things Arundhati Roy
Interpreter of Maladies Jhumpa Lahiri
And then One Day: A Memoir Nasiruddin Shah (Autobiography)
Unaccustomed Earth Jhumpa Lahiri
Lowland Jhumpa Lahiri
Truth Always Prevails Sadruddin Hashwani
Playing It My Way Sachin Tendulkar and Boria Mazumder
Unbreakable (Autobiography of Mary Kom) Mary Kom
Enoch, I am a British Indian Sarinder Joshua
Duroch ModiNomics

Sameer Kochar

Public Issues Before Parliament Vijay Darda
Water, Peace, and War – Confronting the Global Water Crisis Brahma Chellaney Ambedkar
Awakening India’s Social Conscience Dr. Narendra Jadhav
Munger through the Ages Late DP Yadav
Akbar – The Aesthete Dr Indu Anand
Runs in Ruins Sunil Gavaskar
India at Risk Jaswant Singh
The Narrow Road to the Deep North Richard Flanagan (Australian)(Man Booker)
Untold Story of the Indian Public Sector Dr UD Choubey
Final Test: Exit Sachin Tendulkar Dilip D’Souza
Worthy Fights: A Memoir of Leadership in War and Peace Leon Panetta and Jim Newton
Not Just an Accountant former CAG Vinod Rai
Grandmaster Repertoire ‐ 1.e4 vs The French, Caro‐Kann, and Philidor Parimarjan Negi
A Bend in the River V.S. Naipaul
Dark Star: The Loneliness of Being Rajesh Khanna Gautam Chintamani
Half Girlfriend Chetan Bhagat
Iqbal: The Life of a Poet, Philosopher and Politician Biography of Allama Muhammad Iqbal (Spiritual Father of Pakistan)
50 years of man in space Garik Israelien, Brian May and David J Eicher
Black Tornado: The Three Sieges of Mumbai 26/11 Sandeep Unnithan
Dramatic Decade: The Indira Gandhi Years ‐ Pranab Mukherjee 2014: The Election That Changed India Rajdeep Sardesai
Your Dreams Are Mine Now: She Showed him What Love Ravinder Singh
Born Again on the Mountain Arunima Sinha
Flood of Fire Amitav Ghosh
30 Women in Power: Their Voices, Their Stories Naina Lal Kidwai
The Courage to Act – A Memoir of a Crisis and Its Aftermath Ben S. Bernanke
To the Brink and Back: India’s 1991 Story Jairam Ramesh
Globalisation, Democratization and Distributive Justice Dr. Mool Chand Sharma
Ramcharitmanas (105-year-old Urdu copy) Shiv Brat Lal
Mrs Funnybones Twinkle Khanna
Making India Awesome Chetan Bhagat
An Autobiography Jawahar Lal Nehru
The Kumbh Mela: Mapping the Ephemeral Megacity Tarun Khanna
R.D. Burman: The Prince of Music Khagesh Dev Burman
Ghosts of Calcutta Sebastian Ortiz
Green Signals: Ecology, Growth, and Democracy in India Jairam Ramesh
Transcendence: My Spiritual Experiences with Pramukh Swamiji Abdul Kalam
Beyond Doubt: A Dossier on Gandhi’s Assassination Teesta Setalvad
Modi – Incredible emergence of a star (in the Chinese language) Tarun Vijay
Education of Muslims

Professor JS Rajput

Sourav Ganguly: Cricket, Captaincy and Controversy Saptarshi Sarkar
Flood of Fire Amitav Ghosh
Super Economies Raghav Bahl
Complete Story of Indian Reforms: 2G, Power & Private Enterprise Pradeep Baijal
Unbelievable – Delhi to Islamabad Prof Bhim Singh
Food for All Uma Lele
Family Life Akhil Sharma (winner of the Folio Prize 2015)
Faces and Places Prof. Deepak Nayyar
Indian Parliamentary Diplomacy- Speaker’s Perspective Meira Kumar
Editor Unplugged: Media, Magnates, Netas and Me Vinod Mehta
Fragile Frontiers: The Secret History of Mumbai Terror Attacks SK Rath
Why I Assassinated Gandhi Nathuram Godse and Gopal Godse
Life on My Terms: From the Grassroots to the Corridors of Power Sharad Pawar (Autobiography)
What Happened to Netaji Anuj Dhar (Former Journalist)
‘Rebooting India: Realizing a Billion Aspirations Nandan Nilekani and Viral Shah
‘Interlinking of Indian Rivers Radha Kant Bharati
Dreaming Big: My Journey to Connect India Sam Pitroda
Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights Salman Rushdie
The Courage to Act – A Memoir of a Crisis and Its Aftermath Ben S. Bernanke
Dreaming Big: My Journey to Connect India Sam Pitroda, David Chanoff, an American author
Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights Salman Rushdie
To the Brink and Back: India’s 1991 Story Former Union Environment & Forest Minister (Independent Charge) Jairam Ramesh
Making India Awesome Chetan Bhagat
Green Signals: Ecology, Growth, Democracy in India Jairam Ramesh
Uniki CH Vidyasagar Rao, Governor of Maharashtra
Sourav Ganguly: Cricket, Captaincy and Controversy Saptarshi Sarkar
Flood of fire Amitav Ghosh
“India Central Asia Relations”: The Economic Dimension Amiya Chandra
Kashmir: The Vajpayee Years AS Dulat and Aditya Sinha
37 Bridges and Other Stories Aamer Hussein
Who Moved My Interest Rate Duvvuri Subbarao, the former Governor of Reserve Bank of India (RBI)
The Unseen Indira Gandhi Dr. KP Mathur
A Life in Diplomacy Maharajakrishna Rasgotra
Courage & Commitment Margaret Alva
MS: A life in Music T.J.S. George
One Part Woman

Perumal Murugan

Ace against Odds Sania Mirza
Beyond NJ 9842: The Siachen Saga Nitin Gokhale
The Great Derangement: Climate Change and the Unthinkable Amitav Ghosh
Ringside with Vijender Rudraneil Sengupta
The making of India Kartar Lalvani
Blood on my Hands: Confessions of Staged Encounter Kishlay Bhattacharjee
Shashi Kapoor Aseem Chhabra
The Kiss of Life Emraan Hashmi
Anything But Khamosh: The Shatrughan Sinha Biography Bharathi S Pradhan
A State in Denial BG Verghese
No Time to Pause Pavithra Ramesh
Param Vir: A War Diary Manju Lodha
Hindutva or Hind Swaraj U.R. Ananthamurthy
Flying in High Winds: A Memoir K. Mishra
Alphabet Soup for Lovers Anita Nair
The Life and Death of Adolf Hitler James Cross Giblin
The Story of Kashmir through the Ages Arjan Nath Chaku
Framed As a Terrorist: My 14-Year Old Struggle to Prove My Innocence Mohammad Aamir Khan
Standing Guard— A year in Opposition P Chidambaram
Gandhi: An Illustrated Biography Pramod Kapoor
That Long Silence Shashi Deshpande
Fixed! Cash and Corruption in Cricket Shantanu Guha Ray
Standing on An Apple Box Aishwarya Dhanush
Who was Shivaji Govind Pansare
The Z Factor Subhash Chandra
The Ministry of Utmost Happiness Arundhati Roy
The Birds of Banni Grassland – Gujarat Institute of Desert Ecology Hon’ble PM Narendra Modi
Age of Anger: A history of the Present Pankaj Mishra
Son of Thundercloud Easterine Kire
Lincoln in the Bardo George Saunders
Inside Parliament: Views from the front row Derek O’Brien
The Sellout Paul Beatty
A brief history of Seven killings Marlon James
A horse walks into a bar David Grossman
The Ibis Trilogy Amitav Ghosh
Selection day Aravind Adiga
Death under the Deodars Ruskin Bond
An Era of Darkness: The British Empire in India Shashi Tharoor
India Shastra: Reflections of the Nation in our time Shashi Tharoor
The Great Derangement: Climate Change and The Unthinkable Amitav Ghosh
Democrats and Dissenters Ramachandra Guha
I Do What I Do Raghuram Rajan
The Dramatic Decade: The Indira Gandhi Decade Pranab Mukherjee
The Turbulent Years: 1980 – 1996 Pranab Mukherjee
Thoughts and Reflections Pranab Mukherjee
Indira: India’s most powerful Prime Minister Sagarika Ghose
Why Growth Matters

Jagadish Bhagawati

India’s Tryst with Destiny Jagadish Bhagawati
An Uncertain Glory: India and its contradictions Amartya Sen and Jean Dreze
The Country of First Boys Amartya Sen
Gandhi before India Ramachandra Guha
Scion of Ikshvaku Amish
Sita: Warrior of Mithila Amish
Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights Salman Rushdie
A Manifesto for Change Dr A.P.J Abdul Kalam
Advantage India: From Challenge to Opportunity Dr A.P.J Abdul Kalam
Beyond 2020: A Vision for Tomorrow’s India Dr A.P.J Abdul Kalam
Pathways to Greatness Dr A.P.J Abdul Kalam
The Mother I Never Knew Sudha Murthy
Serpent’s Revenge Sudha Murthy
Percy Jackson and the Olympians Series Rick Riordan
The Girl on the Train Paula Hawkins
Diary of a Wimpy Kid Jeff Kinney
Fifty Shades Series E.L. James
And the Mountains Echoed Khaled Hosseini
War & Peace Leo Tolstoy


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