Famous Mythology Authors of India

Mythology is a world of stories within stories, and in a country like India, almost everyone knows about the Ramayana, the Mahabharata because of the various TV Shows or books on it.

Throughout the generations, these tales are told to us in so many different ways and retellings. Many Indian authors write about mythology and try to present us with the larger-than-life world through their books.

In this article, we will talk about the most famous Indian mythology authors.

Amish Tripathi

If there’s one name that’s on everyone’s tongue, then it has to be Amish Tripathi. Born in 1974, Amish left his job in financial services to become a full-time writer, and he’s not only become an author but a bestselling author.

Famous Books: The Shiva Trilogy, Ram Chandra Series

Devdutt Pattanaik

Undoubtedly, one of the most celebrated writers of mythology is Devdutt Pattanaik, who is popular for juxtaposing time-honoured ideas with the present-day world. His works are well-researched and presented adequately. He is of born in 1970 and is mainly famous for writing on religion and mythology.

Famous Books: Jaya, My Gita, Sita, Shikhandi, 7 Secrets of Shiva, The Pregnant King

Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

Born in 1956, Chitra B Divakaruni, a recognized mythology writer, is a Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Houston. Her novel, A Palace of Illusions, retells the story of Mahabharata from Draupadi’s perspective, which has given readers a new way of looking at the epic. 

Famous Books: A Palace of Illusions, Last Queen, The Forest of Enchantments

Ashwin Sanghi

Often called India’s Dan Brown, Ashwin Sanghi is enormously celebrated as one of India’s bestselling mythology-fiction authors. Born in 1969, Sanghi is an expert in mingling theology, mythology and history.

Famous Books: Chanakya’s Chant, The Krishna Key, The Vault of Vishnu

Kavita Kane

Another famous mythological writer, Kavita Kane, born in 1966, writes from the viewpoint of some of the greatest female characters of the great epics. Her retelling of the stories from the point of view of women creates magic while reading and visualizing the world.

Famous Books: Karna’s Wife, Ahalya’s Awakening, Sita’s Sister