There is a new breed of Indian Authors which have taken the popular fiction/non fiction genre to a different level, giving a stiff competition to the western writers who have dominated our bookshelves so far. Authors like Chetan Bhagat, Amish Tripathi, Ravinder Singh and so many others have not only carved a niche for themselves but have also dominated the Indian fiction market. They have been more than financially viable to their publishers and have given out some really excellent books.
Here is a list of some of the bestselling books which have dominated the Indian fiction market in the year 2012 – 2013. The list is in random order and does not depict/represent their positions as bestsellers.
- The Oath of Vayuputras by Amish Tripathi
The Third installment in the Shiva Trilogy. One of the biggest bestseller by an Indian Author, the Shiva Trilogy is set to create history.
- The Edge of Desire by Tuhin A. Sinha
A woman’s humiliation changes the destiny of the lawless state of Bihar of the 1990’s. Another well written book by Tuhin Sinha
- The Krishna Key by Ashwin Sanghi
A mystery with Mythological elements. Ashwin seems to be inspired by Dan Brown on this one, nevertheless a good one but my favorite book by the author is Chanakya’s Chant – a must read,
- The War Ministry by Krishan Pratap Singh
A political Thriller. Indian authors seem to be in love with the Trilogy concept, this one is also the 3rd installment in the Raisina Trilogy. Both the earlier Novels Young Turks and Delhi Durbar are passable but this one will knock your socks off.
- Narcopolis by Jeet Thayil
This is the debut Novel of Author Jeet Thayil. It’s set in the 1970’s Bombay and is about Opium and it’s effect. It was shortlisted for Man Bookers prize 2012.
- What Young India wants by Chetan Bhagat
It’s the first non-fictional book by celebrated author Chetan Bhagat. A compilation of his speeches and essays about Indian society,politics and young Indians.
- The Bankster by Ravi Subramanian
Another Trilogy another Indian Author, It’s another installment in the Banking trilogy by Subramanian. The self proclaimed John Grisham of Banking thrillers, he has come out with an excellent financial thriller. Worth reading.
- The Taj Conspiracy by Manreet Sodhi Someshwar
The name says it all, looks like a start of a series starring Mehrunisa Khosa. Enough suspense and twists to keep you occupied.
- The Seeds of War by Ashok Banker
It’s the second installment in what the author calls the MBA series. Its the authors take on Mahabharta and tends to publish no less than 16 more books in this series.
- Jugaaad Innovation: A Frugal and Flexible Approach to Innovation For The 21st Century by Navi Radjou, Jaideep Prabhu & Simone Ahuja A groundbreaking book on applying jugaad innovation for breakthrough growth.