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Top 10 young Indian Writers that you must read instead of Chetan Bhagat !

Kavishala LabsKavishala Labs October 18, 2021
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We have a powerful potential in our youth,

and we must have the courage to change old

ideas and practices so that we may direct their power toward good ends.

-Mary McLeod Bethune

We present to you a new breed of writers rising up in India. However, tackling everything from complex conflict in the Indian hinterlands to the last breaths of India’s dying professions, here is the list of Authors who stand out today and are leading the milestones from every brisk -

1. Meghna Pant

We know a bunch of multiple Award-winning Authors and Journalists but Meghna Pant’s writing is a competent blend of inspiring and insightful among all of them. In 2012 her fabulous debut novel, One & a Half Wife, came out and was a bestseller among them, whilst in 2016 her latest book The Trouble with Women was described as the best book by Juggernaut Publishers and The Hindu Business Line. To our reader's surprise, she is the sister of stand-up comedian Sorabh Pant.


2. Avalok Langer

Another daring youth Avalon Langer’s Debut Novel, In Pursuit of Conflict released recently, is an autobiographical account of his experiences with immortal movements in the North-East of India, which have been in relentless conflict since time immemorial. However, Avalon's history as a conflict journalist has led him into the belly of the beast, and it’s a wonder he’s here to talk about it at all and conveys a deep message to the youths of our country.


3. Nidhi Dugar Kundalia

The Kolkata girl, Nidhi is a young journalist and author who has contributed extensively to papers like The Hindu, The Times of India, and various famous magazines. Her very first book, The Lost Generation: Chronicling India’s Dying Professions, is exactly what it sounds like – a deep dive into the last few breaths of India’s reminiscent old jobs which is slowly vanishing its importance in this hi-tech era.


4. Palash Krishna Mehrotra

An outsourcing author and journalist contributing to various publications, Palash’s most accoladed work was published in 2016 titled House Spirit: Drinking in India. It is an extremely freewheeling anthology about the explicitly not so random experience of alcohol and the Indian psyche that is a funny, moving, and downright weird confluence of the country’s best raconteurs.


5. Ira Trivedi

Ira Trivedi has been writing her best editions since she was pretty young, and her work has seen definite improvement over the y

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