Modern Indian Literature has witnessed the emergence of several literary stars who have captured the imagination of readers worldwide with their unique style and thought-provoking themes. Writers like Rakhi Kapoor, R K Mohapatra, Mayaa SH, Ayush Vora, and Tanu Grover have breathed new life into the literary landscape with their fresh perspectives, innovative writing techniques, and willingness to tackle complex issues. These modern Indian literary stars have proven themselves as masters of their craft.
In this article, we will explore the works of some of the most celebrated contemporary writers and examine the impact they have had on modern literature. The five stars of modern Indian Literature according to us are:
- Rakhi Kapoor
- R K Mohapatra
- Mayaa SH
- Ayush Vora
- Tanu Grover
Rakhi Kapoor is the recipient of a series of awards for her recent book titled, ‘Now You Breathe’. She has received the ‘International Golden Book Award, 2023’ in the category Powerful Relationship Guide ; the ‘Writefluencers Award, 2023; the ‘Non-Fiction Author of the year, 2023 in the Ukiyoto Literary Awards and the ‘Author of the Year 2022’ at the National Achievers Award.
Rakhi commenced her writing journey recently in 2017 and has published 25 books in a short span of just 5 years. Her books cover various categories such as, pregnancy and child birth, relationships, mental health, personal transformation, business, poetry, contemporary fiction and children’s fantasy tales. Her book ‘Expecting Daddy Delivers’ is the first of its kind written for men and this book has also been translated in Hindi titled ‘Behtar Pati Behatareen Pita’.
Rakhi authored her first book, “The Girl Who Was Left Behind” in 2017, a story that was transcribed from her personal experience having failed to complete her first trek in Nepal. Four of her books topped the best seller chart in their respective categories on Amazon India.
A Bengali by birth, she is a renowned physiotherapist, prenatal counselor, established business woman, speaker and globe-trotter.
Rakhi is an avid trekker and she loves to explore nature. She has completed various iconic treks in various parts of the world such as Mt Fuji in Joan, The Everest base camp and Annapurna Circuit in Nepal and Mount Kilimanjaro in Africa.
Rakhi believes that challenges and difficult circumstances are opportunities in disguise to grow in life.
R K MOHAPATRA
R K Mohapatra is a renowned Indian best-selling Author of non-fiction self-help books worldwide; having 32 years of rich experience in Finance and Accounts in India and abroad, he is well-known for his work in cash and wealth management, portfolio and risk analysis, financial micro- and personal planning, and estate & retirement planning for individuals.
R K Mohapatra is also a blogger, writer, speaker, Social Activist, and Award-winning bestselling Author, and recently, was a guest of honor at the Financial Literary Seminar at Rail Coach Factory (RCF) Kapurthala in 2023.
Mohapatra’s honest and striking portrayals of the corporate world earned him numerous national and international awards: the Exemplary Leader Award 2019, the Literary Titan Gold Book Award 2020, Reader’s Favourite – Gold Medal 2020, ‘Hall of Fame,’ 19th Edition Asian HR Leadership Awards 2021, Criticspace Literary Awards’ Best Indian Author Awards 2021′, Inspiring Indian 2022, the Indian Glory Awards – the Best Writer of the year 2022 , the Pride of Odisha 2022, and the prestigious Bharatiya Sahitya Ratna- Best Author Award-2022.
R K Mohapatra has published five books and more than 30 articles in various daily newspapers, Journals, & Magazines during his illustrative career and has been featured in online media, including The Freepress Journal, the New York express, The News Now, Hindustan Metro, Midgetherald, theupdateindia, RB Live Media, Hi Times, Entrepreneur Hunt, the daily beat, The Entrepreneur India, Outlook money, The pioneered, early TIMES, Financial Express, India Today, Business Standard and print media magazines of “Indian Railways,” Reader’s Trail,” “Intriguing Imagination,” “The Eagle Eye” & “CFO Connect IMA India.”.
Mayaa SH also known as Mayaa Tai, Mayaa Di,Mayaa Audio SH, Pushpa ‘The Fire’ , Padma Of The East, Lady Robin Hood , MS Dhoni Of Writing and Lady Gandhi is a known name in Contemporary Literature .She is a Multi-National Award Winner , a six times a World Record Holder, An Artist, a Podcaster, a Record Chart Topping International Fastest Anthology Co-Authoress and has been chosen as number 1 The Modern Literary Stars Of India, 2022 by Cherry Book Awards for making valuable contribution to Contemporary Indian Literature. She has Won In Memorable Performance in the category termed as ‘Other than English write ups “ for her appreciation of hard work , creativity and dedication in Grand Christmas Competition 2.0 which has been a world record event of the largest creative event hosted online with more than 1000+participants . Mayaa SH is a Women Empowerment Culturist and a gender equality exponent to position and contextualize her work within the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
She has depicted gender inclusivity and equality through her certifications from the United Nations and powerful writings on Feminism, Gender Equality, Transforming Vision Into Action: Transmogrification on Transgender Community and Mental Health Awareness Topics. Her work depicts the identity,economic and social freedom of many .She has co-authored more than hundred and thirty plus anthologies with five solo books and has been aligned with more than 70 publication houses.She has been featured in several magazines and women oriented like Tejaswi -The Imperishable on Women Power and Honour including few international magazines. Her first poem “The Candle In The Wind” made her win an Award at the National Level. She navigates many women through stress by deploying talking as a medium to combat stress and fear.
Ayush Vora is Author of ‘प्रेम का लंबा सफर’ and co-author of 180+ anthology books and compiler of 2 Anthologies. He lives in Ahmedabad Gujarat. He is passionate about writing. He usually writes on Love, Inspiration, Motivation and spirituality. Ayush Vora’s Pen Name is ‘ayushwrites’.
Ayush Vora won many awards like best Writer of the year in Hindi language, Inspiring Writer Of The Year, Inspiring Indian Of the year etc.
Tanu Grover is an Indian poetess, novelist, happiness mentor and educator. She has written more than a hundred poems in English and she also pens Hindi Shayari. She is best known for her romantic masterpiece, ‘Could Love Be Forever?’ which has indeed set an outstanding example for all the budding writers. Her second book, ‘Pure Pleasure, The Poetry Treasure’ is also internationally acclaimed for the love and wisdom drooling out of its every word which this romantic poetess has written from the deepest core of her heart. Her poems are also a part of many anthologies like ‘Kaleidoscope – Anthology of International Poets’, ‘Love Notes to Myself’, ‘Mosaic of Poetic Musings – Contemporary Women Poets from India’ and ‘Andaaz-e-Bayaan – An anthology by Inspiring Authors.’ She has recently won the LiFT Award for her romance novel and has also been given the rank of the Top 21st Poet of India. Having been listed among the top five influential women of the century, she has also been given the title of ‘The New Goddess of Divine Love.’ She firmly believes in the notion of soul mates and asserts that there is only one love for each man through the births and rebirths which are actually just a minor part of the long soul mate journey to unite completely with each other. Her work delineates respect for every individual in this world as she narrates the tales of every heart with her compassionate and empathetic pen. Blessed with the ability to understand each and every man, she has touched the hearts of all her readers and has inspired them to be their best version through her sagacious words.