Best Indian Books of 2020

20 Best Indian Books of 2020

Last year was amazing but this year we have many new books to look forward too. Get your reading year started with this assortment of 20 Best Indian Books of 2020. We’ve got rounded up a list of 20 best Indian books by best authors of India that have greatly influenced the course of the country’s literature. Best Indian books to read in 2020.

List Of Best Indian Books of 2020

1. Jaipur Journals |Namita Gokhale|

Best Indian Books of 2020

An absolutely gripping and fascinating read! All the characters are unique and their narrative makes Jaipur Journals the perfect representation of colorful and vibrant Jaipur Literature Festival and the many many untold stories in between. Namita Gokhale has brought to life some unforgettable characters like Rudrani who portray the innocent vulnerabilities of human nature. BUYNOW

2. Like Blood on the Bitten TONGUE |Akhil Katyal|

This book is a collection of short stories. Akhil Katyal combines the Urdu and Hindi traditions of poetry writing with English forms and sensibilities. His bittersweet poems are shot through with empathy. In an increasingly cynical world, Katyal’s is a stirring and sincere voice. BUYNOW

3. Poonachi: Lost on the Jungle |Perumal Murugan|

This book narrates the life of a miraculous black goat, who was gifted to an old couple by a mysterious man. You will feel all kinds of emotions while reading this book. This book is available in many other languages. BUYNOW

4. Djinn Patrol on the Purple Line |Deepa Anappara|

This is a well-written account of heartbreaking events seen through the eyes of a nine-year-old child. It manages to convey humour, affection and a sense of humanity in the face of the desperate circumstances it describes. Deepa Anappara is a great storyteller. BUYNOW

5. Low |Jeet Thayil|

Low is beautifully written, intelligent and gripping, and elicits compassion for a character who is pitifully adrift, despite what some might see as his disqualifying privilege. BUYNOW

6. Manto and I |Nandita Das|

Manto and I is about Manto that exists in all of us. Thank you, Nandita for this book and for the film. We need voices who believe in unity than division. We need to believe that we will overcome it. The divide that he tried to bring down through his stories and works must be worked on again with great vigor. BUYNOW

7. Resisting Disappearance |Ather Zia|

This theoretically sophisticated and politically powerful bookmarks a groundbreaking moment in the anthropological study of Kashmir and South Asia that will also make excellent text in undergraduate and graduate seminars on various themes and topics. BUYNOW

8. The Loneliness of Hira Barua |Arupa Kalito|

I am really looking forward to this book by Arupa. This is a collection of short stories. The main character is Hira Barua who is a widow. According to the description, I read this book is going to be filled with Violence, Trauma, and ambition. This book is going to get released around July 21. BUY

9. Hijab |Guruprasad Kaginele|

Guruprasad Kaginele, a doctor by profession, has been a prominent voice in contemporary Kannada literature. He has published three short story collections, three novels, and two essay collections. Three Indian doctors find themselves practicing at a hospital in amok, a nondescript town in Minnesota, waiting for their Green cards. What is expected to be an easy practice in a backwater town soon turns into a difficult question about identity, immigration, and belonging, in this award-winning novel first published in Kannada. BUYNOW

10. Amnesty |Aravind Adiga|

Aravind is an amazing writer famous for his debut novel The White Tiger. Amnesty is a thriller novel. The main character of the book is Danny who is an illegal immigrant. The whole story is based in Sydney. The author tried to talk about the serious issues of illegal immigrants. BUY

11. The Lion of Kashmir |Siddhartha Gigoo|

This is a fiction book. Addicted. It’s too strong a word, but that’s how it’s been written by the author. Some lines are so well versed that you actually read them again and again for your own pleasure. There is a deep meaning attached to the story. BUYNOW

12. Chats with the Dead |Shehan Karuntilaka|

This is a dark comedy about life and death. The main character of this book is Malinda Albert who is a war photographer and amazing fact is that she has to solve her own murder. Its deliciously compelling absurdity holds you in thrall right from the very first page up to its startling denouement, constantly upending its own premise with its staggering humanity. BUYNOW

13. Victory Colony |Bhaswati Ghosh|

This 1950s-set story talks about the versatility of displaced people from East Pakistan—and explicitly of Amala Manna—who got themselves for the most part undesirable on either side of the fringe following Partition. Notwithstanding government detachment and open hatred, they began once again their lives without any preparation, and simultaneously, changed the socio‐cultural scene of Calcutta, the city they asserted as home, for eternity. Obviously, Victory Colony has recharged reverberation and hugeness in our present political atmosphere.

14. Rising Heat |Perumal Murugan|

Murugan’s first novel, which launched a splendid literary career, is a tour de force. Now translated for the first time, it poses powerful questions about the human cost of relentless urbanization in the name of progress. BUYNOW

15. Funeral Nights |Kynpham Singh|

A Khasi man dies and his family members and all friends stay together for one night and share a lot of stories and legends. Stories which combines all the people of the land. In this book, the authors try to show the culture of the Khasi tribe of Meghalaya with all its glory and beauty. BUY

16. Shameless |Taslim Nasreen|


This book is the second part of the best selling controversial novel Lajja. This book has never been published in any other language until this year. This book is about the tensions between the various communities in India. BUY

17. Name Place Animal |Daribba Lyndem|

This book is a collection of stories. This is the story of a young woman’s life from childhood to adulthood. The whole scene is based on politically charged Shillong. After each chapter, you will get deep into the protagonist’s protestant Khasi life. BUY

18. A Thousand Cranes for India |Pallavi Aiyar|

A Thousand Cranes For India is an endeavor to guide our focus toward the soul of solidarity that despite everything suffers in India- – and why. From reportage to refrain, a varied grouping of composing loans new importance to the very much worn announcement, ‘solidarity in assorted variety. BUY

19. Destination Wedding |Diksha Basu|

Tina is the main character of the book who really wants to know how it feels to be an Indian. She gets her chance to know real India when she heads to New Delhi for her rich and glamorous cousin’s wedding. This book is filled with humor. A complete joy from start to end.

20. A Burning |Megha Majumdar|

I am really looking forward to this one by Megha Majumdar. A Burning is a phenomenally made, absolutely exciting novel loaded with characters that I won’t overlook soon. Megha Majumdar expounds on the expanding influences of our decisions, the interconnectedness of our humankind, with striking excellence and clearness. One of the most foreseen books of the year. BUY

This is the list of Best Indian Books of 2020

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Abhishek Singh

I am a Law student and part-time reader. I love reviewing books and writing the best content for the people. I think everyone should read and I will make sure that everyone knows the importance of books.

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