Top 10 Romantic Novels by Indian Authors
Romance is the favorite genre of the novel readers, and this is why it is one of the top-most selling genres too.
Irrefutably, Indians are full of romance, and India is a country full of creative minds. So, when it comes to Indian authors, many write romance novels. Some of them are the best players with creative minds and are ruling the industry, whereas many authors are getting popular by writing their own stories. This is why it becomes harder for readers to find the best romantic novels.
Moreover, we understand if you wish to read the best of all, it might require you to research a lot. So, to save you from this lengthy research process, here is a list of Top 10 Romantic Novels by Indian Authors based on their popularity and storylines.
1. Devdas a romantic tale by Sharad Chandra Chatterjee
If you are an Indian, it is nearly impossible that you haven't heard of this epic tale. Dev and Paro became so popular as lovers that nearly 3 Devdas Bollywood movies were released on them with different actors in different languages.
Originally written in Bengali, Devdas is a real masterpiece you should not miss. Sharat Chandra Chatterjee poured lots of emotions showed different shades of love and obsession in this tale.
The story is based on the real-life story of Zamindar Bhuvan Mohan Chowdhury's wife (Second wife), Parwati. The story is a tragic love triangle between Devdas, Parwati, and ChandraMukhi. Maybe this story is not Sharat's mind creation and is a true story, but he did a fabulous job explicitly depicting every emotion of the three main characters. Devdas is a tale full of betrayal, pain, death, and questions about India's orthodox traditions, which destroyed three lives. One of the main reasons behind listing this book at the top is that even after decades of writing, this tale is popular and makes the readers fall in love with the characters of Dev and Paro.
Many people skip reading the book since they have watched the movie but trust me, the book is much well expressed and can make you feel the real emotions of the characters than the movie. So, if you haven't read it yet, you should read it now. This novel is the complete package for people who love reading drama, tragedy, emotions, and romance.
2. I too had a love story by Ravindra Singh
This is the debut book of Ravindra Singh. It is a real love story of the author. The book has been written with real feelings and pain. This is one of the best love stories where two lovers, Ravin and Khushi, met each other on a dating app. The story depicts how they met, fell for each other and how Ravin lost his lady love forever and bore this pain. It is a sad story of Ravin which can make you cry. This story shows you how they met, fell for each other and how Ravin lost his lady love forever and bore this pain. It is a sad story of Ravin which will make you cry. You may think that this is a common story, but this story is full of unpredictable twists and is unique in its way.
You can easily understand the volume of the emotions in the book by its one of the most touching lines, "She died, I survived, and because I survived, I died daily". This book is all about the Ravin and Kushi and their story, and if you try to find any other thing, you'll fail, but yet you won't. Ravindra Singh says this book is the dedication to his lady love, and she is the reason why he is an author today. After reading this book, you can read more books by Ravindra. Don't forget to suggest this book to your friends as this will touch your heart for sure.
3. The boy who loved Durjoy Dutta's masterpiece
Durjoy is as popular as Shahrukh Khan in the world of novels in India. His novels are mostly full of romance, but this is one of his best creations.
The story revolves around a school-going boy named Raghu, who is an introvert and lives in Delhi. Raghu is broken and tired due to his guilt and depression from life. He meets a girl named Brahmi, who is really attractive but is also broken and depressed from her life. The story runs all around Raghu and has a dark and shady ending, but this novel is a two-part series and can make you think and fall in love with the characters. This novel teaches you that "you cannot plan to fall in love,". Moreover, the story will bring many emotions within you as you read. You may think it is like any other common love story, but it's not, and you will really enjoy Durjoy's amazing writing skills, and this story surely deserves a chance to be read.
4. If it's not forever, it's not love by Durjoy Dutta
It's confusing whether to tag this story as romantic or thriller as it is based on the Delhi high court blast that happened in 2011. Durjoy Dutta and Nikita Singh wrote the book.
The novel is about the story of Deb (Debashish) and his girlfriend, Avantika. Deb survived the bomb blast, but the memories of that still haunt him. Whereas Avantike, on the other hand, knows about this, and despite feeling bad, she keeps trying to help and support Deb in moving ahead in life and forgetting that day. While moving forward, Deb finds a diary and decides to unfold the person's entire story.
He starts his journey with his girlfriend, but then many more join him, and in the end, he publishes a book about the story. This novel has seven characters: Deb, Avantika, Ritim, Ragini, Ritim, Nivedita, shrey, and Tiya. Though the story comprises real characters, it is sad and heartbreaking. It will make you question your perceptions and compel you to think from a different perspective. You cannot just predict the story as it is full of twists and suspense.
The amazing part about the book is that it has the power to hook you up from the beginning till the end. Also, the ending can make you emotional. This book is a must-read book for people who enjoy romance.
5. 2 states by Chetan Bhagat
No top 10 or bestseller books list ends without Chetan Bhagat's book in India.
He is an inspiration to all young writers who want to succeed in this field. Chetan Bhagat's book "2 states" is so popular that even a Bollywood movie has been made on it. Luckily the story has a happy ending which makes it more liked. This tale makes you believe that you can even make an impossible thing happen with effort and determination. People believe that Chetan's own story inspires this book, so it is a super hit. The book is about Krish and Ananya, from different states and cultures. They meet in college and then fell in love with each other. After college, they want to get married, but somehow, they can't get married and face a lot of challenges due to orthodox traditions.
If you are looking for a story that can make you happy and emotional, this is the best book to read. The story is undoubtedly relatable for many people and is super engaging to read. Moreover, the story ends optimistically, so the people with weak hearts will also enjoy the book. 2 states is a complete package that highlights the story of the young generation in India nowadays. It showcases the traditional thinking suffered by many couples and depicts many hurdles.
Though in the end, one can see how with faith and love, Krish and Ananya are able to make their imperfect love story perfect, that too without going against their parents. In the end, they win their parents' love and well wishes. In totality, the story is fun to read.
6. Revolution 2020 by Chetan Bhagat
Another fantastic tale by Chetan Bhagat is Revolution 2020. It is a tale about love, friendship, and betrayal. There is a love triangle in the story.
Despite being a love story, it also raises the question about society and shows how private coaching centers are making money and using students and their pressures. This book shows how these people are just forcing the students to crack engineering exams by using their parent's wishes.
This story is based on two friends, Gopal and Raghav, who fall for the same girl Arti. Raghav is a topper who belongs to a wealthy family and dreams of creating a revolution in the world. On the other hand, Gopal is an ordinary boy who fails the IIT entrance Exam and goes to Kota to join a coaching center. Before leaving, he asks his childhood friend to be more than friends, but she refuses by saying she is not ready for the relationship. Later, when Gopal is not there, she falls for Raghav and leaves Gopal behind. Time spins the wheel after a few years, and Arti cheats on Raghav.
Why and how is all you will find in the novel, and then what happens to the lives of all three and who wins Arti, in the end, is fun to read. If you like romantic drama and wish to know more about them, you should read this book.
7. Untruly yours by Smita Shetty
Have you ever thought about what will happen when you meet your ex-lover after being married?
You may think nothing, you will let them go or act like strangers or old friends, but not everyone gets this easy solution.
This is the plot of Smita Shetty's Untruly Yours. It is one of the best novels by Indian authors. If you are a woman, this book can make you feel related and connected to the character "Natasha". The writer successfully communicates the feelings and emptiness of a woman's unhappy married life. This story starts with Natasha Iyer, who is married to an NRI, Rajesh, and is the mother of an 11-year-old. Rajesh is a good man and dad, but he is too busy in his life to give Natasha the love and romance she desires. Luckily, she gets a chance to visit India and meets his old love, which then heats up things between them.
This novel is not only about Natasha, but this can be the story of many Indian Women, so Smita somehow expresses the desires and feelings which is hidden inside females. No doubt the story is gripping and will not make you feel bored at all, so this deserves your shot and must be read once at least.
8. It started with a friend request by Sudeep Nagarkar
Online friendship is a concept that is getting popular day by day. So, this is why this story is relatable to today's youth, and furthermore, it is a real story that makes it more fun to read.
The story is about thinking, friendship, love, and emotions. This story starts with Akash, a young bachelor with a little conservative mind. Akash doesn't agree with the girls who wear miniskirts, but things change when he meets Aleesha in a disco. Aleesha is a mass media student, a free-spirited girl, like a bird with open wings. The reason behind her brat nature is being the only child of a wealthy family. Their story starts with a little conversation and then turns into daily chatting. They meet, and after staying together for a little longer that day, they exchange their blackberry pins for continuing chatting. With no surprise, they fall in love with each other and make their mind take the relationship to the next level.
Aditya, Akash's best friend, stays with him to advise and support him, but this story is not as simple as it sounds. The story unfolds how Akash and Aleesha face people for their love by fighting from the conventional thinking of the world and ultimately making things work for them. Therefore, to understand the story and believe in the concept of online love, you have to read the book.
9. Truly, Madly, deeply, a book of Faraaz Kaazi
No list of top 10 romantic novels is complete without this book. As its name says, Truly, Madly, Deeply is a book of love stories full of truth, madness, deep love. This is one of the best books by Indian authors, and Faraaz is the only Indian author nominated in the good reads nomination. The story is one of the best stories because of being the story of first love and heartbreak. The story begins in school with a bold boy Rahul and a shy girl Seema.
The love between them is not easy to hide, but they never confess to each other. Their age was the weakest part of their story (for them, not us). As teenagers, we make mistakes that are irreversible and silly. This also happens to them, and due to the shy nature of Seema and the flaunty nature of Rahul, their story gains unnecessary attention; results?
Seema gives up on Rahul, and he doesn't realize until it is too late. Later, Rahul losses all the attention of people and, most importantly, Seema. He then realizes his mistake and wants to get her back, so tries to convince her for them. So will he get her back? Or will he lose her forever? This is what this story is about. This novel is childhood nostalgia. No one can resist and has the power to hook you up from starting till the end. This book is a perfect story for Romance readers and lovers and deserves to be read.
10. You Were My Crush! Till You Said You Love Me! By Durjoy Dutta
This novel is from the popular Indian romantic novel writer Durjoy Datta. It is a real story about Durjoy's brother Benoy Roy, and this novel tells you a lot about life. The story starts with a rich but completely spoiled brat Benoy who is lazy and loves to show off his wealth. He then meets a girl who belongs to a middle-class family. Benoy keeps trying to get her attention, but she keeps pushing him away to find true love. So, will she ever give him a chance, or he will remain friend-zoned? This novel is based on the question, "Will you let your love be someone else's?"
This novel is entertaining and is undoubtedly the best novel to read on your coffee table. If you get in-depth of the story, it shows Benoy's perfect life, which isn't perfect. The owner of a big house and a big car (Bentley), he lives a life every young boy dream of having. If you ask someone about him, they said, "he is a spoiled rich brat, only uses girls for his fun, and breaks their heart in the college".
This story is romantic and emotional at the same time; it revolves around Benoy, who is heartbroken, tired, and trying to cope with his mother's untimely death.
His life sounds perfect but is this real Benoy, or does this loneliness bother him?. He is not so much loved and doesn't have a good relationship with his father. So, will his lady love change him forever and make him a better man? Or will Benoy be like this forever? I don't want to talk more about it for now, but this novel is something you will regret leaving, and this is why you should read it for once. This book clearly shows the exemplary writing skills of Durjoy, and if you are his follower and you haven't read it yet, you are surely missing out on something.
Indeed, these are the top 10 romantic novels by Indian authors, which are the best, but there is neither such comparison nor are any of them less or much from each other. Every story is different from others and full of love and emotions, making you fall for characters. India is a country of authors with different skills and different niches. These are some leading authors and bestsellers, but every year these equations can change, so we are just mentioning a few books worth reading, and you can buy any of them whenever you want. Durjoy Dutta, Chetan Bhagat, Preeti Shenoy, Nikita Singh, and Rajendra Singh are some of the best authors in romance who deserve a chance and will be worth your time and money.