List of Important Books and Authors – SSC, Bank, Defence

List of Important Books and Authors – For Competitive Exams like SSC, Bank, Defence

Dear aspirants,

In this post we have collected some Important books and author which can be asked in every government exam preparation. Two question is asked from this list in every Government exam preparation.

List of Important Books and Authors

  • Prem Vatika –  Raskhan
  • Panchatantra- Pt. Vishnu Sharma
  • Mudra Rakshas- Vishakhadatta
  • Ashtadhyayi- Panini
  • Mrichhakatikam- Shudrak
  • Bhagwad Gita, Mahabharata-  Vedvyash
  • Abhigyanshakuntalam Vikromovarshiyam, Malavikanginmitram, Megdoot, Raghuvansham, Kumarsambhvam- Kalidas
  • Arthashastra Rajneeti, Arthneeti, Krishi, Samajneeti – Chanakya
  • Living at the state, Way of the Saint, Inspired Talks, Jnana Yoga, Raja Yoga, My Master, Women of India, Vedanta Philosphy- Swami Vivekanand
  • 2020 – A Vision for the New Millennium, Wings of Fire, My Journey, The Life Tree, Mission India, Children Ask Kalam, Inspiring Thoughts, The Luminous spark, India wins freedom- Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam
  • Broken Wing, Golden Threshold, The bird of time, Ideas of a nation – Sarojini Naidu
  • Wakeup India, In the Outer Court, Hindustan, Buddhism, Evolution of life and form – Annie Besant
  • Pinjaar, Life and poetry of Sara Shagufta, The other dimension, Nagmani, Forty-Nine Days, The Haunted house and the thirteen Sun – Amrita Pritam
  • My Truth, Peoples and Problems, Man and His Environment – Indira Gandhi
  • Where Shall we Go This Summer, Fasting, Feasting, Games at Twilight – Anita Desai
  • The Ministry of Utmost Happiness,The Cost of living, War Talk, The Algebra of Infinite Justice, The God of small things – Arundhati Roy
  • What young India Wants, The 3 mistakes of My Life, Five Point Someone, Two States, Revolution 2020 – Chetan Bhagat
  • Dreams From My Father –  Barack Obama
  • My Life – My Life
  • End of the Era – C.S. Pandit
  • When loss is gain – Diplomat Pavan K. Verma
  • The Future of India – Dr. Bimal Jalan
  • Indian Philosophy – Dr. S. Radhakrishan
  • The Book  of Indian Birds –  Dr. Salim Ali
  • My Struggle – E K Nayanar
  • Last Days of Nethaji –  G.D. Khosla
  • My life in Action-  Jackie Chan
  • Glimpses of World History, The Discovery of India- Jawaharlal Nehru
  • Gulliver Travels- Janathan Swift
  • India First –  K.R. Malkani
  • Arthashastra –  Kautilya
  • We Indians, Train To Pakistan, Women and Men in My life –  Khuswant Singh
  • My Life My Nation –  L.K. Advani
  • Unhappy India – Lala Lajpat Rai
  • War and Piece-  Leo Tolstoy
  • My Experiments with truth –  Mahatma Gandhi
  • A Better India A Better World – N. R. Narayan Murthy
  • Imagining India – Nandan Nilekani
  • Jyoti Punj –  Narendra Modi
  • Ayodhya –  P. V. Narasimha Rao
  • Economic History of India –  R. C. Dutt
  • My Days, The Guide, Malgudi days, Waiting for the Mahatma, The Dark Room, The Bachelors of Art, The English Teacher, The Financial Expert- R. K. Narayanan
  • Lipika, Chandralika, Chitra, Geetanjali, Gora, Ghare, Broken Ties, Malini, Sacrifice,Chokher Bali,  two Systers, Bhaire, Chaturanga –  Rabindranath tagore
  • Independence- S. K. Banerjee
  • Hamlet, Othello, Macbeth, King Lear –  Sahkespeare
  • Devdas-  Sharat Chandra Chatterjee
  • Living With Honour-  Shiv Khera
  • The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes- Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  • One Day Wonders- Sunil Gaveskar
  • War and Piece-Tolstoy
  • Half a Life- V.S Naipoul
  • My Life and Times- V. V. Giri
  • Ramayana- Valmiki
  • Kamasutra- Vatsayana
  • Two Lives, The Golden Gate, A Suitable Boy, Arion and the Dolphin, An Equal Music, From Heaven Lake:Travels- Vikram Seth
  • Panchatantra- Vishnu Sharma
  • Life of Pi- Yann Martel
  • Ace Against Odds-  Sania Mirza
  • Alphabet Soup for Lovers- Anita Nair
  • Courage & Commitment- Margaret Alva
  • No Time To Pause- Pavithra Ramesh
  • Gandhi –  Parmod Kapoor
  • Who Was Shivaji ?- Govind Pansare
  • The Great Derangement- Amitav Ghosh
  • The Life and Death of Adolf Hiffer- James Cross Giblin
  • The Kiss of Life- Emraan Hashmi
  • Standing Guard- P. Chidambaram
  • Anything But Khamosh- Bharathi S. Pardhan
  • The Unseen Indira Gandhi- Dr. K.P. Mathur
  • Hindutva- U. R. Anathamurthy
  • Modi’a Midas Touch In Foreign Policy- Surendra Kumar
  • Chitt- Cheta- Padma Sachdev
  • Shashi Kapoor-  Aseem Chhabra
  • The Marking Of India- Kartar Lalvani
  • The Ocean of Church- Sanjeev Sanyal
  • India vs Pakistan-  Husain Haqqani
  • His Bloody Project- Graeme Macrae Burnet
  • Hold My hand, When only Love Remains, Our Impossible Love, The Boy Who Loved, The Boy with a broken Heart, The Girl of My Dreams- Durjoy Datta

Practice Question 

1. Who is the author of ” India 2020: A Vision for the new millennium” ?

A. Shashi Tharoor

B. Narendra Modi

C. Arun Shourie

D. Dr. A. P.  J. Abdul Kalam

2. Who is the author of “The Girl of my Dreams” ?

A. Keshav Aneel

B. Durjoy Datta

C. Savi Sharma

D. Amish tripathi

3.  Who is the author of Book ” No time To Pause” ?

A. Pavithra Ramesh

B. Shashi Kapoor

C. Atundhati Roy

D. None of the above

4. Who is the author of ” Chokher Bali” ?

A. Amish tripathi

B. Chetan Bhagat

C. Rabindranath Tagore

D. Jhumpa Lahiri

5. “Malgudi days” Was written By…………….

A. Mrinal Jha

B. R. K. Narayan

C. Rajat Arora

D. Vijay Krishna

6. “12 years A Slave” was written by………….

A. Nelson Mandela

B. Chetan Bhagat

C. Solomon Northup Pirates

D. Morarji Desai


1. (D). Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

2. (B). Durjoy Datta

3. (A). Pavithra Ramesh

4. (C). Rabindranath Tagore

5. (B). R. K. Narayan

6. (C). Solomon Narthup Pirates

All the best for your upcoming exam!

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