The best novels of all times

in the Indian languages

Selected by piero scaruffi
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  1. Visnusarman (Sanskrit, 4##): "Pancatantra" (40#) +
  2. Rabindranath Tagore (Bengali, 1861): "Ghare-Baire/ The Home and the World" (1915) +
  3. Dhanpat Rai Munshi Premchand (Hindi, 1880): "Godan/ The Gift of a Cow" (19##) +
  4. Yash Pal (Hindi, 1903): "Jhutha Sach/ The False Truth" (1960) +
  5. Mullah Wajhi (Urdu, 15##): "Sabras/ Sab Ras" (16##) +
  6. Bhisham Sahni (Hindi, 1915): "Tamas/ Darkness" (1975) +
  7. Dharamvir Bharati (Hindi, 1926): "Suraj ka Satwan Ghoda" (19##) +
  8. Kanhaiyalal Maneklal Munshi (Gujarati, 1887): "Jaya Somanatha" (1937) +
  9. Govardhanram Tripathi (Gujarati, 1855): "Saraswatidhandra" (1901) +
  10. Kanhaiyalal Maneklal Munshi (Gujarati, 1887): "Patanni Prabhuta/ The Greatness of Patan" (1916) +
  11. Dandin (Sanskrit, 6##): "Dasa-Kumara-Charita/ Tale of the Ten Princes" (6##) +
  12. Banabhatta/ Bana (Sanskrit, 59#): "Kadambari" (6##) +
  13. Gunadhya (Sanskrit, 1## BC): "Baddakaha/Brhatkatha" (1## BC) +
  14. Subandhu (Sanskrit, 6##): "Vasavadatta" (6##) +

Chronological

Chronology of Indian literatures