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Akilan P.V. (1922-1988) Tamil writer and Jnanapeeth award winner. Works include Chittirappavai & Kayalvizhi
Anand Mulk Raj (1905-) Indian writer and critic. English works include Coolie & Seven Summers
Annadurai C.N. (1909-1969) Thinker and Leader of Tamil Nadu. Founder of the D.M.K. Party. Also an eminent Tamil writer [more]
Ashapurna Devi (1909-) Bengali writer and Jnanapeeth awardee
Banabhatta (7th century) Sanskrit scholar and writer of Harshavadhana's biography, Harsha Charita. Kadambari is another famous work.
Bharat Muni (5th Century) Sanskrit scholar and writer of treatise on Dance the Natyashastra
Gupta Maithilisaran (1886-1964) Hindi poet and accomplished writer. Bharata Bharati, Saaket are primary works
Kallarasa Kannada writer of 15th century credited with the erotic work Janavashya
Lankesh Patrike A popular Kannada language tabloid started by writer P. Lankesh in 1979. It rediculed Indian caste and political systems.
Mappilai Varghese Malayalam writer and litterateur; founder of Malayala Manorama
Masti Venkatesh Iyengar Kannada short story writer; Jnanapeeth awardee; works include Madakari Nayaka
Menon V.K. Krishna (1896-1974) A distinguished parliamentarian; Writer and orator; represented India at the U.N.
Munshi Prem Chand (1880-1936) Hindi and Urdu writer; considered as father of modern Hindi social fiction; works include Godan, Nirmala and Sevasadan
Narayan R.K. (1906-2001) Indian writer in English; Popular works include Malgudy Days & Swamy and friends; brother of Laxman R.K.
Puttappa K. V. Popular Kannada poet and writer; Jnanapeeth award winner; works include Sri Ramayana Darshanam, Kanooru Heggaditi [more]
Shivaram Karanth Accomplished writer; dancer, novelist, environmentalist and educator; Jnanapeeth awardee; works include Mookajjiya Kanasugalu, Hucchu Hareyada Hadinaru Mukha [more]
Thakazhi Shivashankar Pillai (1915-1999) Malayalam writer and Jnanapeeth awardee; works include Kayar, Chemmeen, Rantitangazhi
Vatsyayana Writer of the famous treatise on love, the Kamasutra. 1st Century A.D (?) [more]
Viswanatha Satyanarayana (1895-1976) Telugu writer and poet; awardee of Jnanapeeth, known as a writer in rigid classical style.
Vyasa Ancient Indian sage and writer of the epic Mahabharata; son of Parasar and Satyavati


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