Ten Indian feminist authors, who are the voice of the modern Indian woman

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Women are no longer the docile bystander who sit back and let the storm pass over them. The modern women are the ones who go ahead and face the storm to create a better life for themselves and those they dearly care for. Feminism is more than just another word in the dictionary; it is a belief, a way of life and a movement. There have been many books, both fiction and non-fiction, written by Indian authors with feminism at its core. Here is our list of ten Indian authors who have become the voice of modern-day feminism in India through their writings.


Arundhati Roy

She is one of the most noted human rights activist and authors of India. She won the Man Booker Prize for her book “The God of Small Things.” Arundhati Roy has stood up for women and their issues through her writing and her humanitarian work.


Jhumpa Lahiri

A Pulitzer Prize winner, Jhumpa Lahiri is the most widely recognized author of Indian origin. Her novels focus mainly on the lives of women who are faced with difficult choices in life. Her Italian novel “In Other Words” is like the voice for women who are crushed under obligation to others.


Samaresh Majumdar

He is a name that needs no introduction when it comes to Indian writers. His novels like “Kalbela” and “Garvadharini” show how women stand out in all the trials and turbulence of life.


Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

Her works are known for women characters with strong and fierce voices. Chitra Banerjee Divakurni wonderfully captures the soul of women in all their reality through her works. Her famous work is “The Palace of Illusions.”  


Tanuj Solanki

His novels feature a plethora of women characters with one leading woman character. His most famous work is Neon Noon, which is a must-read for all the feminists of the world.


Jerry Pinto

The writer is a new talent in the world of feminist writing. In his bestselling novel, “Em and the Big Hoom,” he delves into the psyche of the women through his mother’s character.


Mahasweta Devi

She is a prominent writer and social worker who focus on telling the stories of women coming from marginalized sections of the society. She was the daring voice behind the sensational story of a highly acclaimed Bollywood movie “Rudali”.


Shobhaa De

She is known for her depiction of the modern day Indian women in her socialite avatar. With over a dozen novels to her credit, she is known as the Jackie Collins of India.


Akhil Sharma

His powerful depiction of women in his novel ‘Family Life’ is an inspiration to every woman and even men. It shows how a woman is more than enough to handle every crisis at all times.


Nabaneeta Dev Sen

She is a powerhouse of a writer, who has written and compiled stories about women. Her famous work “Nati Nabanita” inspires women around the world.

These are the top ten writers that must be added to your to your bookshelf to know more about the modern day women’s journey. Let us know in the comments section below who are your favourites from the list!


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