Have you been looking for Indian book series that you could enjoy over the weekend? It is hard to imagine that even when hundreds of books are published in the country every year, there are few authors who are working on book series. Standalone books rule in India but there are book series that have made an equal impact on Indian readers. Here are 8 of them!
Top Book Series By Indian Authors
- Shiva Trilogy by Amish Tripathi: It’s a story of a tribal guy named Shiva who transforms into a destroyer of evil aka Neelkanth after a series of events. It’s THE most popular book series in India. Fun fact: On of my first few international viewers knew about this book and was extremely interested to read it. It’s popular all over the world I guess. Another fun fact: A lot of publishers actually said no to this book because they thought nobody would like to read such a mythological fiction in India. And you think publishers are smart people? He also has another series called the ram Chandra series out of which only one book is out yet. (Buy this series)
- The Ibis trilogy by Amitav Ghosh: Amitav ghosh is considered the best authors from India and his Ibis trilogy is considered a must-read. It’s about the trading of opium between Indian and China during the early 19th century. The books in the series include the Sea of Poppies, River of Smoke and Flood of fire. (Buy this)
- Shantaram by Gregory Roberts: Now, this is not an author born in India but he has lived for a lot of time in India and the book is set in Mumbai. It’s about a convict who escapes from a very high-security prison of Australia and then comes to Mumbai where you are told about all the hidden societies in the city. Currently, the series has two books. It will also have another sequel and a prequel. (Buy this)
- Taj Mahal Trilogy: It has three books – The Twentieth Wife, The Feast of Roses and Shadow Princes. The book begins in 1577 during the time of Mughal Empire in India. A man flees from Persia and there’s birth of a baby girl who will further become the most powerful queen to emperor Jehangir (Akbar’s son) and the story follows after that. (Buy this trilogy)
- The Ajaya series by Anand Neelakantan: It’s the twisted version of Mahabharata. It’s the story of Duryodhana as in where Duryodhana is the good character instead of the Pandavas. The books include – the roll of the dice and the rise of Kali. I have reviewed both of them on this blog. (Buy this)
- The Stranger Trilogy by Novaneel Chakraborty: It’s a story of a young independent girl and her struggles to ensure her safety. This is a girl with a perfect life until a stranger steps in who made her life into a series of horror and unfortunate events. (Buy this series)
- The Mahabharata Quest Trilogy by Christopher C. Doyle: He writes excellent fantasy and his first book the Mahabharata secret was a great success. Then he was signed for The Mahabharata quest trilogy which will again combine mythology with mystery and science fiction. look 2 of this series came out in 2016 and is called the secret of the druids. (Buy book 1)
- Feluda by Satyajit Ray: It’s a collection of Sherlock holmes type of stories where there’s a detective who lives in West Bengal and then there’s a friend who is also the narrator. There are about 35 stories written in the series and have been a bestseller. (Buy book1 )
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