“That’s the thing about books. They let you travel without moving your feet”Jhumpa Lahiri, The Namesake

For decades, authors have played a significant role in chronicling history while keeping us entertained with passionate storytelling.  If you are a bookworm, then names like Stephen King, Dean Koontz, Katherine Dunn, and even Agatha Christie will sure ring bells in your mind. These western authors and a few others are an exclusive set of human beings who can weave stunning page-turning and suspenseful stories that will keep you on the edge of your seat all day. However, Indian thriller authors have joined this league as well.

As a rule, Indian thriller writers have been disregarded for years in order to admit their intercontinental counterparts. This was due to the fact the most Indian books that feature the Indian people were for the most part, utterly depressing. It is true that some populations in India experience vivid misery every day and despite India’s culture of debate and diversity, these stories need to be told. Nevertheless, authors have taken some of these stories and woven them into impressive Indian suspense novels that have become international bestsellers today.

Indian authors continue to contribute copious invaluable gems when it comes to the never-ending supply of brilliant fictional literature from all over the world. Many of these authors have garnered several awards for their intellectual efforts as well as their contribution to the world of literary and suspenseful entertainment.

No longer will commercial fiction novels written by western authors dominate the bookshelves or eclipse literary works from India, a nation that lay claim to epics such as the Ramayana and the Mahabharata. The remarkable world of books in India – and the world at large – has truly taken a turn for the better as Indian authors churn out Indian thrillers almost every month.

Foreign authors are now given a run for their money as a result of the authenticity of these Indian authors as they continue to make a niche for themselves in a world previously dominated by their western counterparts. A majority of these versatile authors write Indian suspense novels in which they are not afraid to share a bit of themselves or personal experiences. Such literary works have made young readers in India – or other parts of the world – to relate easily to these stories since they inherently share the same traditional background.

Indian thriller authors are already on their way to hitting the big time, thanks to riveting bestsellers from the likes of Ashwin Sanghi, Mukul Deva, Madhumita Bhattacharya, Clark Prasad, and a host of others. With the complicated layers of corruption, history, and attention-grabbing criminals, India has more than enough material to offer to the world.

In fact, one highly impressive Indian thriller that is set to revolutionize the world of suspense in India and the entire world is BloodBath by Ray Rao, an Indian author. This Indian suspense novel is about a sinister mastermind who seeks to take over India’s nuclear arsenal for selfish reasons. But what he never bargained for were twin siblings – one an elite commando, the other a ninja – who will stand between him and his dream of reducing India to dust and rubbles.

This Indian thriller will grab your guts and you will keep turning the pages with bated breath, eager to find out what happens next. BloodBath is one of the most remarkable Indian thrillers you wouldn’t put down in a hurry. You can get a glimpse of what is inside by visiting

In a market that is anything but reaching saturation, the development and improvement of literacy, technology, and education will keep on bringing readers and writers closer little by little.

In conclusion, if you are a bookworm, then grab the next Indian suspense novel that comes your way. If you are a budding writer, now is the time to get your creative juices flowing: who knows, you just might publish the next bestselling Indian thriller of all time!

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Meagan Kozlovs

About the Author: Meagan Kozlovs

Meagan Kozlovs is a reporter for Debate Report. She’s worked and interned at Global News Toronto  and CHECX. Megan is based in Toronto and covers issues affecting her city. In addition to her severe milk shake addiction, she’s a Netflix enthusiast, a red wine drinker, and a voracious reader.

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