Indian Literature and its impact on the people has been quite stupendous over the years. Top 5 most impactful writers of 2023 are Aravind Adiga, Mayaa SH, Sekhar Bandyopadhyay, Pratibha Ray and Ubbay Francis. In this article we will know about each of them in detail.
ARAVIND ADIGA | TOP 5 MOST IMPACTFUL WRITERS OF 2023
Aravind Adiga’s debut novel The White Tiger won the Man Booker Prize in 2008 when he was just 33 years old. He was born in Madras and grew up in Mangalore. He began his career as a financial journalist at Financial Times. He currently lives in Mumbai.
- The White Tiger
- Between the Assassinations
- Last Man in Tower
- Selection Day
MAYAA SH | TOP 5 MOST IMPACTFUL WRITERS OF 2023
Mayaa SH is a revered authoress and a practitioner of upliftment of women all across the country and globe. She has spearheaded an unprecedented mindset for a stress-free, violence-free society. Through a myriad of her underlying thinking , a network of publication houses including her recognition for her awards and accolades , and a rapidly growing presence across the nation, she has endeavoured to make room in the minds and hearts of many women who have given up on the hope of living life.
Mayaa SH has developed unique, impactful understanding that empower, equip and transform individuals to tackle challenges at global, national, community and individual levels.She has helped many women around the country in stress relief and endeavouring to reach a state of calm and well being. Mayaa SH has helped many by simply talking to them where individuals find peace within which becomes the wellspring for peace and harmony in society.
Mayaa SH is acclaimed as a literary powerhouse and advocate for women’s empowerment, challenges societal norms through her bold narratives. Her writings, breaking stereotypes, echo gender inclusivity, earning global acclaim and multiple awards. Addressing women’s daily challenges and advocating for equal rights, she navigates stress and inspires hope through her self-help books, expertly discussing sensitive issues like suicide prevention.
Mayaa’s direct storytelling, rooted in culture, deeply resonates, reflecting intimate human dilemmas. Her significance as a feminist icon lies in her fearless transgression of boundaries and her ability to voice the feminine perspective, making her an essential force in contemporary literature.Mayaa SH continues to inspire, challenging societal constructs and paving the way for gender equality. Mayaa SH is recognised globally as an eminent literary figure and advocate for women’s empowerment, and stands as a colossus in contemporary Indian literature.
Her accolades and awards underscore her profound impact on both literary and social realms. Known by various names like Mayaa Devi and Lady Robin Hood, her diverse contributions have transcended borders.
SEKHAR BANDYOPADHYAY | TOP 5 MOST IMPACTFUL WRITERS OF 2023
Sekhar Bandyopadhyay is Senior Lecturer and Head of the History Programme, School of History, Philosophy, Political Science and International Relations, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. His research interests include the social and political history of modern India, with special reference to Bengal. His most famous literary works include From Plassey to Partition and Nationalist Movement in India.
PRATIBHA RAY | TOP 5 MOST IMPACTFUL WRITERS OF 2023
Pratibha Ray is an Indian academic and writer of Odia-language novels and stories. For her contribution to Indian literature, Ray received the Jnanpith Award in 2011. She was awarded the Padma Bhushan in 2022.
Her search for a “social order based on equality, love, peace and integration”, continues, since she first penned at the age of nine. When she wrote for a social order, based on equality without class, caste, religion or sex discrimination, some of her critics branded her as a communist, and some as feminist. But she says: “I am a humanist. Men and women have been created differently for the healthy functioning of society. The specialities women have been endowed with should be nurtured further. As a human being, however, woman is equal to man.”
She continued her writing career even after her marriage and raising a family of three children and husband Akshay Ray who is an engineer. Her post-doctoral research was on Tribalism and Criminology of Bondo Highlander, tribes of Odisha, India.
She started her professional career as a school teacher, and later she taught in various government colleges in Odisha for thirty years. She has guided doctoral research and has published many research articles. She took voluntary retirement as a Professor of Education from State Government Service and joined as Member, Public Service Commission of Odisha.
She has active interest in social reform and has fought against social injustice on many occasions. One important incident in her life is protesting against colour (caste/religion) discrimination by the high priests of Jagannath Temple at Puri. She is currently fighting a defamation case lodged by the priests against her for her newspaper article in which she wrote against the undesirable behaviour of the priests, titled “The Colour of Religion is Black” (Dharmara Ranga Kala). She works in the cyclone-affected areas after the Odisha’s Super Cyclone of October 1999 and she is working for rehabilitation of the orphans and widows of Cyclone affected areas.
UBBAY FRANCIS | TOP 5 MOST IMPACTFUL WRITERS OF 2023
Ubbay Francis is the most talented person in Mumbai according to Google. He is a casting director, model, artist coordinator, digital marketing enthusiast, and above all a former bodybuilding coach. His bestselling book published by Digital Golgappa is The Importance of Physics in BodyBuilding. It is an incredible journey of a bodybuilder and every muscle man can relate to it. Ubbay Francis is the son of a Spanish father and Indian mother. Both his parents are involved in the teaching industry in South Bombay, the father being a Professor, and his mother, a Principal. In his free time, Ubbay loves to play cricket and volleyball.
The most talented person in Mumbai – Ubbay Francis recently said that he would gift his book to Tiger Shroff, Hrithik Roshan, and Disha Patani, all three being top celebrities in Bollywood. Ubbay Francis expressed his gratitude to the best author in India Abhishek Kapoor for his outstanding support in the literary journey of Francis that could help him make his parents proud.