INDIAN POETS AND AUTHOR
Indian poets writing in English
In alphabetical order by last name:
Sri Aurobindo (Bengali: ???? ??????? Sri Ôrobindo) (1872–1950) major Indian English poet, philosopher, and yogi writing in English .
Agha Shahid Ali (??? ????? ???) (4 February 1949, New Delhi – 8 December 2001, Amherst, Massachusetts) Indian poet writing in English.
G. S. Sharat Chandra (1935–2000), author and poet writing in English .
Amit Chaudhuri (born 1962), author and poet writing in English.
Dilip Chitre (born 1938) Indian poet writing in English and Marathi also a painter and filmmaker.
Keki Daruwalla Indian poet writing in English.
Deb Kumar Das
Kamala Das also known as “Kamala Suraiya” (born 1934), writer and poet in English and Malayalam .
Eunice De Souza (also “Eunice de Souza”) (born 1940) Indian poet, literary critic and novelist writing in English.
Henry Derozio (1809–1831) Indian poet writing in English.
Tishani Doshi (born 1975), Indian poet, journalist, and dancer writing in English.
Michael Madhusudan Dutt (also known as “Madhusudan Dutt”) (1827–1873)  Indian poet writing in English.
Toru Dutt (1856–1877) Indian woman poet wrote in English and French .
Nissim Ezekiel(1924–2004), Indian poet, playwright and art critic and editor writing in English.
Manmohun Ghose (birth year unknown – 1924)
Indira Goswami (born 1942), also known as “Mamoni Raisom Goswami” and, popularly, “Mamoni Baideo”, poet, novelist and academic writing in English.
Ranjit Hoskote (born 1969) Indian poet, art critic, cultural theorist and independent curator writing in English.
Adil Jussawalla is Indian poet writing in English.
Kersey Katrack (also known as “K. D. Katrak”) Indian poet writing in English.
Sachin Ketkar (born 1972), bilingual poet writing in English and Marathi, translator, critic and university teacher.
Tabish Khair, Indian poet writing in English.
Arun Kolatkar (Marathi: ???? ???????? ??????, 1932–2004), Indian poet writings in English and Marathi.
Gopi Kottoor (born 1956),Indian poet , playwright, translator writing in English.
Shiv Kumar is Indian poet , playwright, novelist, short story writer .
P. Lal (born 1929), Indian poet, translator, professor and publisher; also the founder and publisher of Writers Workshop in Calcutta , India.
Jayanta Mahapatra (born 1928 in poetry), Indian poet writing in English and Oriya language.
Keshav Malik (born 1924) poet, critic, arts scholar, and curator writing in English.
Arvind Krishna Mehrotra (born 1947) Indian poet, anthologist, literary critic and translator writing in English.
Dom Moraes (1938–2004), Goan writer, poet and columnist writing in English .
Prithwindra Mukherjee (born 1936), Indian poet writing in English.
Raman Mundair, poet, writer, artist and playwright writing in English.
Sarojini Naidu (1879–1949) Indian woman poet and freedom fighter writing in English .
Vihang Naik (born 1969), is an Indian poet writing in English and translates poetry from Gujarati into English .
Rukmini Bhaya Nair Indian woman poet , writer and critic writing in English.
Pritish Nandy (born 1951), Indian poet, journalist, politician, television personality and film producer writing in English.
Robin S Ngangom  Indian poet writing in English.
Makarand Paranjape (born 1960) is an Indian poet writing in English from India.
R. Parthasarathy is an Indian poet, translator, critic, and editor writing in English.
Gieve Patel (born 1940), Indian poet, playwright and painter who practiced to be a general physician writing in English.
A. K. Ramanujan (1929–1993), Indian poet, writer, academic, philologist, folklorist, translator, and playwright who wrote in English and Kannada .
Som Ranchan (born 1932), Indian poet and novelist writing in English .
Mani Rao (born 1965) is an Indian woman poet writing in English .
Santan Rodrigues Indian poet writing in English.
Dilip Sankarreddy 
Sudeep Sen, Indian poet and editor writing in English .
Vikram Seth (born 1952), is an Indian poet, novelist, travel writer, librettist, children’s writer, biographer and memoirist.
Ram Sharma (1837–1918), Indian poet and journalist writing in English .
Manohar Shetty Indian poet writing in English.
Arundhathi Subramaniam is a woman poet and writer and web editor writing in English.
C P Surendran, poet, novelist and editor writing in English .
Rabindranath Tagore (1861–1941) major Indian poet who won the 1913 Nobel Prize in Literature .
Shreekumar Varma (born 1955), newspaper columnist, poet, novelist writing in English.
HINDI WRITERS & POETS
1) Munshi Premchand, 2) Harivanshrai Bachchan, 3) Nagarjun, 4) Mahadevi Verma,
5) Ramdhari Singh ‘Dinkar’ 6) Maithili Sharan Gupt
(July 31, 1880 – October 8, 1936)
Munshi Premchand was one of the greatest literacy figures of modern Hindi and Urdu literature. He was born in Lamahi near Varanasi where his father was a clerk in the post office.
Premchand has written about 300 short stories, several novels as well as many essays and letters. He has also written some plays. He also did some translations. Many of Premchand’s stories have been translated into English and Russian.
Famous Stories:- Nashaa, Shatranj ke khiladi, Poos ki rat, Atmaram, Boodhi Kaki, Bade Bhaisahab, Kafan, Bade Ghar ki beti, Udhar ki Ghadi, Namak ka Daroga, Dikri ke Rupai.
Famous Novels:- Godaan, Karmabhoomi, Kaayakalp, Manorma, Nirmala, Pratigya, Rangbhoomi, Sevasadan, Vardaan, Gaban, Premashram, Mangalsootra.
(November 27, 1907 – January 18, 2003)
Harivanshrai ‘Bachchan’ Srivastav was a distinguished Hindi Poet, perhaps best known for his early work “Madhushala”. He is also the father of Bollywood film superstar, Amitabh Bachchan.
He was born as Harivanshrai Srivastav at a small town near Allahabad in the Uttar Pradesh. He was called “Bachchan” (meaning ‘child’) at home.
Poems:- Madhushala, Tera haar, Madhubala, Madhukalash, Ekaant Sangeet, Satarangini, Halaahal, Khaadi ke Phool, Soot ki Mala, Milan Yamini, Bahut din beete, Jaal Sameta.
Miscellaneous:- Sopaan, Jangeet, Othello, Naye purane Jharokhe, Chausath roosi kavitaayein, Markat dweep ka swar, Naagar Geet, Hamlet, Pravaas ki Diary, King Lear, So-ham hans.
(1911 – 1998)
Nagarjun (Baba Nagarjun, Vaidya Nath Mishra, Yatri) was a major Hindi and Maithili poet who has also penned a number of novels, short stories, literacy biographies and travelogues.
He was born in a small village of Satlakha in Madhubani District of Bihar, India. He started his literacy career with Maithili poems by the pen name of Yatri in early 1930. By mid 1930s, he started writing poetry in Hindi.
Poems:- Yugdhara, Khichri, Satrange Pankhon wali, Purani Juliyon ka Course.
Novels:- Balachnama, Rati Nath ki Chachi, Nai Paudh, Varun ke bete, Ugratara, Kumbhi Pak.
Essay Collections:- Anan Hinam Kriyanam
(1907 – 1987)
Mahadevi Verma wasa a well-known poet of the Chhayavaad generation, a period of romanticism in Modern Hindi poetry.
She was born in 1907 near Farrukhabad in Uttranchal State of India in an enlightened family of lawyers. She was one of the four pillars of Chhayavaad in Hindi Literature alongwith Suryakant Tripathi ‘Nirala’, Jai Shankar Prasad and Sumitra Nandan Pant.
Prose:- Ateet ke chalchitra, Shrinkhla ki kadiya, Kshanda, Sankalpita, Smriti ki Rekhayen, Mera Parivar, Sambhashan, Sahityakaar ki Asatha, Path ke Sathi.
Poems:- Nihar, Rashmi, Neerja, Saandhya geet, Deepshikha, Saptaparna, Himalaya.
Collections:- Yama, Sandhini, Geetparva, Parikrama, Smarika, Smritichitra, Mahadevi Sahitya.
Ramdhari Singh ‘Dinkar’
(1908 – April 24, 1974)
Ramdhari Singh ‘Dinkar’ was one of the most famous modern Hindi poets. He emerged as a rebellious poet with his nationalist poetry in pre-Independence days. His poetry exuded “Vira- Rasa”.
He was born at the Simariya village in Begusarai district of Bihar in a bhumihar family.
Poems:- Renuka , Hunkaar, Dwandwageet, Saamdheni, Rasavanti, Baapu, Kurukshetra, Rashmirathi, Urvashi, Dhoop aur Dhuan, Itihaas ke aansoo, Neel Kusum.
Maithili Sharan Gupt
(1886 – 1965)
Maithilisharan Gupt was one of the most famous modern Hindi poets. He was designated as the National Poet by the first government of the independent India.
Gupt was born Chirgaon, Jhansi. His father was Seth Ramcharan Gupta. He disliked school as a child , so his father arranged for his education at their home.
Poetry:- Rang main Bhang, Bharat-Bharti, Jayadrath Vadh, Vikat Bhat, Plassey ke Yuddha, Gurukul, Kisan, Panchavati, Siddharaj, Saket, Kaabe-Karbala, Jayabharat, Dwapar, Jahush.
Drama:- Tilottama, Chandrahaas