Saturday, December 10, 2022

Top 10 Romantic Novels by Indian Authors

Undoubtedly, Foreign Authors pen down ultimate love stories, but Indian authors are quite underrated. Many believe that Indian love stories are no less than drama, but there is a set of Indian Authors who define romance in a whole different way, a way, unlike infamous dramas. Here is a list of some worth reading romantic novels by Indian authors, which will definitely make you believe that Indian authors shouldn’t be underestimated when writing love stories.

Top 10 Romantic Novels by Indian Authors

1. Till the last breath

Till the last breath~By Durjoy Dutta

Till the last breath is a tale that will strike straight into your heart and bring tears to your eyes. On a Sunday morning, two patients are admitted into room 509 of GKL super specialty hospital to share a room. One is a brilliant, cheerful 19-year-old girl suffering from an incurable disease but with an urge to live, and the other is a spoiled 25-year-old drug addict with his organs shutting down slowly and him having no respect for life. The story unfolds when two determined doctors treat them where death looms every moment in the room. How will the last month of pain and struggle change their lives is the base of the story.

2. 2 states: The story of my marriage

2 states: The story of my marriage~By Chetan Bhagat

Chetan Bhagat, known for his romantic blockbusters, brought up this love-marriage-story of an inter-caste marriage in modern India. Love-marriages are simple when the couple loves each other and eventually gets married. But Indian culture holds much more than this, especially when it is a love marriage. They can’t take place unless and until the whole two families don-t fall in love with each other rather than just the couple. ‘2-states’ is thus a love story of Krish and Ananya from 2 different states and their struggles for getting married.

3. A half-baked love story

A half-baked love story~By Anurag Garg

Just when life seems perfect, Love chooses its own routes. From the first glimpse to the last letter! What happens finally? If you guys believe in love at first kind of stories and get butterflies in learning how a guy risked his IIT exam to meet his love for just one time, a half-baked love story is all you need. This love novel unfolds a candid narration by a love-struck, dumb-struck, and spellbound guy, Aarav, who confesses every last detail of his love story to his drunkard friends on a new year’s night. This story of two entirely different individuals lets you sleep in with a beautiful tale of love, loss, and longing.

4. I wish I could tell you

I wish I could tell you~By Durjoy Dutta

Yes, Durjoy Dutta is a new age love-writer with amazing romance stories, most unlikely to be common. ‘I wish I could tell you is a complicated heartbreaking story of Anusha and Ananth, who end up working in the same office of The story is a complete puzzle of a dreamy love. From the virtual to the real, their lives and that of their families are entangled in a way that is moving together is the only solution left. They can’t escape either each other or their love. In this world of complicated relationships, can’t love to be simpler?

5. Someone like you

Someone like you~By Nikita Singh and Durjoy Dutta

Yet another by Durjoy Dutta, in hands with Nikita Singh, ‘Someone like you’ is a story of Niharika, a nerd but confident girl. Niharika enters college and meets sweet but shy Tanmay and spoilt but lovely Pia, and the three bonds together really well until Niharika starts dating Akshat, and meanwhile Akshat changes, and so does Tanmay. The story is full of twists and turns and topsy and turvy. Someone Like You is a powerful and touching story of friendship, love, and betrayal.

6. The Wedding Tamasha

The Wedding Tamasha~By Sudha Nair

As the name suggests, the novel is a complete masala love story. “The Wedding Tamasha is a fantastic roller-coaster drama of a quirky family. Enjoyable and well-written with wonderful and flawed characters who pull you into their world and keep you guessing until the very end.”, said Ruchi Singh. Shweta finds refuge by working in a café in the U.S from her abusive husband until one day she lands back in her country for her brother’s wedding, where she meets the guy who had a crush on her from childhood itself. She falls heads over heels for him, but what about the family? And what about friendships? The story unfolds with great twists and turns.

7. Truly, Madly, Deeply

Truly, Madly, Deeply~By Faraaz Kazi

This teenage story of Rahul and Seema promises to be a heart-warming and emotion-filled tale. Rahul falls deeply in love with Seema, who shared the same school. Rahul being a flaunty boy, everyone gets to know about his feelings for Seema. Still, she hates having this unnecessary attention, and a lot of misunderstandings develop between the two, and the ego clashes make them drift apart. Rahul loses popularity, friendships, sanity, and in the end, his love too. But will Seema ever realize his true feelings for her, and will the misunderstanding ever be cleared? Or this too will end on an unhappy note?

8. When Dimple met Rishi

When Dimple met Rishi~By Sandhya Menon

Shahs and Patels want to have their kids an arranged marriage. Rishi Shah is a hopeless romantic, and when he is told that he will meet his future life in a Summer Camp, he is all set for it. On the other hand, Dimple Shah searches for a way to escape her family’s tantrums about finding an ‘ideal husband,’ and her family eventually sends her to a summer camp of web development. Dimple and Rishi may think they have each other figured out. But when opposites clash, love works hard to prove itself in the most unexpected ways.

9. The Girl who knew too much

The Girl who knew too much~By Vikrant Khanna

The novel revolves around Akshara, who is left devastated after her mother’s death and keeps herself in isolation until she meets Harry, who tells her a story about the miraculous reunion of a young woman and her dead boyfriend to help ease some of her pain. She eagerly hopes that she would be able to meet her dead mother someday. But she soon realizes that Harry isn’t the person he seems to be, and she grows dubious about him, wondering what he is hiding. In this darkly suspenseful romance mystery, Akshara is left facing a truth that will make her doubt not just Harry but herself as well.

10. The Boy who loved

The Boy who loved~By Durjoy Dutta

The only thing you cannot plan in life is when and whom to fall in love with. Raghu likes to show nothing remarkable about his life – loving middle-class parents, an elder brother he looks up to, and plans to study in an IIT. And that’s how he wants things to seem – normal. And even as he punishes himself by hiding from the world about something (no spoilers) and shying away from love and friendship, he feels drawn to the fascinating Brahmi – a girl quite like him, yet so different. His life throws him into the deep end, and he has to face his worst fears. Will love be strong enough to pull him out?


Reading Romance by Indian authors will surely give you a much-needed desi feel and let you face some real-life problems of Indian Love stories, unlike foreign love stories. So make sure to give these a read and drop your reviews in the comment section below.

Shalvee M
Shalvee M
Being in love with reading her whole life, Shalvee now reflects it in her writing. She is involved in poetry writing and aspires to pave a way for blogging. Project Management is her basic skillset. She is currently an undergraduate in and will be an Electronics Engineer in the time ahead.

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