List of Famous Books and Authors for Competitive Exam  



Aravind Adiga

The White Tiger

Between the Assassinations

Last Man in Tower

Arundhati Roy

The God of Small Things

The End of Imagination

The Algebra of Infinite Justice

Kashmir: The Case for Freedom

Capitalism: A Ghost Story

Kiran Desai

Hullabaloo in the Guava Orchard

The Inheritance of Loss

Salman Rushdie


Midnight’s Children


The Satanic Verses

The Moor’s Last Sigh

The Ground beneath Her Feet


Shalimar the Clown

The Enchantress of Florence

Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights

The Best American Short Stories

Anita Mazumdar Desai

Fire on the Mountain

Clear Light of Day

In Custody

Fasting, Feasting

The Village by the sea: an Indian Family Story

The Zigzag Way

A P J Abdul Kalam

India 2020

Wings of Fire

Ignited Minds

Inspiring Thoughts

My Journey: Transforming Dreams into Action

Transcendence: My Spiritual Experiences with Pramukh Swamji

Advantage India: From Challenge to Opportunity

V. S. Naipaul

A House for Mr Biswas 

Mr. Stone and the Knights Companion 

The Mimic Men 

A Flag on the Island 

In a Free State 

A Bend in the River 

A Way in the World 

Half a Life 

Magic Seeds 

India: A Wounded Civilization 

A Congo Diary 

Among the Believers: An Islamic Journey 

Finding the Centre: Two Narratives 

A Turn in the South 

India: A Million Mutinies Now 

The Masque of Africa 


Chetan Bhagat

Five Point Someone

One Night @ the Call Center

The 3 Mistakes of My Life

2 States

Revolution 2020

What Young India Wants

Half Girlfriend

Making India Awesome

R K Narayan

Swami and Friends

The Dark Room

The English Teachers

Waiting for the Mahatma

The Guide

The Vendor of Sweets

The Painter of Signs

Next Sunday

My Days

Malgudi Days

Hilary Mantel

A Place of Greater Safety

A Change of Climate

An Experiment in Love

Beyond Black

Wolf Hall

Bring Up the Bodies