h
Info

650+ Prestigious, Award Winning Authors, Photographers, Editors & Translators



V.
Annamalai
Imayam (pen name of   V. Annamalai) is a prominent and well-known Indian novelist writing in Tamil. He wrote five novels, five short story collections and a novella. Imayam had his college education at Periyar E.V.R. College, Tiruchirappalli, where S. Albert, a Professor from Trichy, ‘opened the door to the world’ for him. His first novel Koveru Kazhuthaigal (Beasts of Burden) created heated debates on issues like the role of a Dalit writer in the context of oppression of the Dalit community. The book won Imayam many awards, including Agni Akshara Award, Tamil Nadu Progressive Writers Forum Award (1994) and Amudhan Adigal Ilakkiya Award for Literature (1998).
V.
Kumar
V. Ravi Kumar an engineer by profession, he gave up his position as Project Engineer at M/S Larsen & Toubro to serve society working with the youth of Gujarat and in the tribal areas of Maharastra. He has conducted more than 200 Yoga camps in 40 countries. Currently serving as the International Joint Coordinator of the Hindu Swayamsewak Sangh and Advisor to the Vishwa Adhyayan Kendra, Mumbai, he has authored many books on related subjects, which have been translated into several Indian languages.
Vaasanthi
.
Vaasanthi Vaasanthi is a leading writer, journalist and columnist in Tamil and English. She has published 30 novels, 6 short story collections, 4 volumes of journalistic articles and 4 travelogues in Tamil in the last 40 years. She was the Editor of the Tamil edition of India Today for 10 years. Her articles have appeared in leading Indian newspapers and magazines. 
Vandana
Jena
Vandana Kumari Jena is a retired officer of the Indian Administrative Service. She writes novels, short stories and poems; her short stories have been published in over 20 anthologies. Her works include the novel The Dance of Death (2008), the collections of short stories The Incubation Chamber (2014) and The Future is Mine (2015) and the collection of middles In the Middle (2015). 
Vandana R
Singh
Vandana R Singh is an author, translator and editor with a PhD in Indian writings in English. She has been Associate Professor of English at GCG, Panjab University, and has worked as a bilingual teacher for the Manchester Education Committee, UK. Her literary translations from Hindi to English include works of Premchand, Krishna Sobti and Geetanjali Shree. Winner of the Award of Recognition for outstanding contribution to literature by the Chandigarh Sahitya Akademi, she has authored several books on Communication Skills and ELT for Oxford University Press. She has been a consultant editor for several UN organisations and textbook developer for NCERT & NIOS. She views translation as a social responsibility contributing to building cross-cultural bridges. She is doing a podcast series with Spotify which can be accessed with the link: https://spotify.link/LGQbTESTADb
Vandana
Singh
A PhD in Indian writings in English, VANDANA R SINGH is an author, translator and editor. She has been Associate Professor of English at GCG, Panjab University, and has worked as a bilingual teacher for the Manchester Education Committee, UK. Her literary translations from Hindi to English include works of Premchand, Krishna Sobti and Geetanjali Shree. Winner of the Award of Recognition for outstanding contribution to literature by the Chandigarh Sahitya Akademi, she has authored several books on Communication Skills and ELT for Oxford University Press. She has been a consultant editor for several UN organisations and textbook developer for NCERT & NIOS. A keen gardener and bonsai enthusiast, she views translation as a social responsibility contributing to building cross-cultural bridges. She is fascinated by words—their origin and evolution.
Vani Tripathi
Tikoo
Vani Tripathi Tikoo is an actor and teacher who considers The Little Prince as the Bible for all adults who want to understand children. Keeping her work with children alive after having done theatre with kids for more than two decades at the National School of Drama, Theatre in Education Company and having written plays that turned into performances, she has finally forayed into writing for children. This is her first book as an author. She considers children to be the Gurus who save us from the perils of adulthood!
Vani Tripathi
Tikoo
Vani Tripathi Tikoo is an actor and teacher who considers The Little Prince who want to understand children. She has done theatre with kids for more than two decades.
Vedant
Bahri
Born and brought up in Delhi, seventeen-year-old foodie and fitness freak Vedant Bahri’s life so far has weaved around his passion for food and a lot of time spent in the kitchen. On the verge of finishing school, Vedant hopes to pursue a career in Culinary Entrepreneurship. He has been blogging since he was fourteen, sharing his recipes, restaurant reviews and has become quite popular amongst his friends and family as the “Ultimate Food Guru”, advising them on the restaurants they should visit and the food they should try there. Besides his passion for food, nutrition, acting, reading, cycling, he also believes in community service, volunteering for his mother’s NGO for young artists. Vedant hopes someday, he can make his dream a reality to be the biggest “foodie” ever.
Veena
Sharma
Veena Sharma Normal 0 false false false EN-US JA X-NONE /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0cm; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Cambria; mso-ascii-font-family:Cambria; mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-hansi-font-family:Cambria; mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin;} Veena Sharma did her PhD from African Studies Centre, School for International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. A Fellow of the Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla (2010–2012), she also served as Head of Swahili Service, External Services Division, All India Radio, for nearly 22 years. In that position, she was invited (during the 1980s) as a UN Fellow, to Bangkok, New York, Nairobi, and Vienna by UN Council for Namibia, UN Commission on South Africa, UN International Decade for Women, and UN Council for Namibia respectively. She has travelled to various parts of the world to teach and present papers on Leisure Studies, as also on Pilgrimage Tourism. She has, all along, had an abiding interest in Vedanta. Currently, she lives in Rishikesh, Uttarakhand.
Mrinalini
Venkateswaran
Mrinalini Venkateswaran is Museum Consultant to MSMS II Museum Trust, with experience in the museum sector in collections management, and on research-led exhibitions and publications, since 2006. She has published widely on the history of photography in India. As an historian of modern South Asia, she seeks to connect museums and the academy. Her work has been supported by the Cambridge Trust, Rajiv Gandhi Foundation, J.N. Tata Endowment, Royal Asiatic Society, and Royal Historical Society, among others. She is the recipient of a Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship at Royal Holloway, University of London.
Venugopal
Menon
Venugopal Menon retired from a career in Sales and Marketing in 2012, running the training unit of an engineering conglomerate, where his writing and workshopping skills were  widely appreciated. He lives in Kochi, publishes occasionally in the national media, and  shares with the author a profound empathy for the downtrodden.
Vibhuti
Sachdev
Dr. Vibhuti Sachdev qualified as an architect (SPA, Delhi) with a PhD in Vastu Vidya (SOAS, London). She works as a conservation consultant, writer and product designer, and is interested in issues of Indian modernity, urbanism, and in craft and cultural traditions. She has taught at the University of Sussex,and has written three books and several articles on the subjects of Jaipur, Vastu Vidya, and Indian cities. She is currently Professor at the Sushant School of Art and Architecture, Ansal University.
Vijay
Sharma
Vijay Sharma Vijay Sharma is an art historian and art critic. He is widely recognised as a fine miniature painter and has travelled extensively in India and abroad, giving lecture demonstrations on the techniques of Pahari painting.His keen interest in riti genre of Hindi poetry and Indian classical music helps him understand the nuances of Ragamala paintings. He has co-authored several books and research articles, the notable ones being The Temple of Devi-Kothi; Love for Pleasure; Vision of an Enlightened King (ed.); Pahari Paintings of an Ancient Romance: The Love Story of Usha-Aniruddha and Painted Words: Kangra Paintings of Matiram’s Rasraj. He has also written Kangra ki Chitrankan Parampara (in Hindi).   
Vijay
Thukral
Vijay Kumar Thukral, Executive Chef at India International Centre, Delhi, has been serving the global hospitality industry for more than 35 years and the IIC since 1988. Trained in Food Craft and Food Production (Cookery), he supervises the IIC F&B section, specially contributing to IIC special dinners and food festivals.
Vikas
Sinha
Vikas Chandra Sinha is a first-time author and a lifelong Bachchan fan. He works in the corporate sector and has studied at IIT, Delhi and IIM, Ahmedabad. He has worked with some of the biggest corporate houses in India: Maruti Suzuki, Tata Group and is currently with the Mahindra Group. A student of history, art and films; this book was an opportunity for him to relive the Bachchan myth, along with a fellow art and film aficionado.  
Vikram
Sathyanathan
Vikram Sathyanathan was born in Coimbatore in 1976. He has a Masters in Business Administration from Richmond College, UK. Vikram is an entrepreneur who manages a family business and runs a company with interests in the chemical industry. Besides photography Vikram is involved in several related pursuits. Nature and wildlife conservation are two of his important hobbies. Vikram and his wife Sandhyaa live in Coimbatore with their son Prahalad.
Vikramjit
Rooprai
Vikramjit Singh Rooprai is a heritage activist and an educator. In 2009, he started exploring Delhi’s monuments to promote the rich heritage of India. He has established Heritage Labs in schools where he encourages students and mentors to develop a new way of looking at our past. On social media channels he is better known by his handle @DelhiHeritage and for his website www.monumentsofdelhi.com.
Vinesh
Kumar
Vinesh Kumar A nature enthusiast and a burgeoning nature photographer, who adores nature for both its living and nonliving marvels. He has a zeal towards the conservation of natural resources. Since childhood, he has had an inclination for exploring the wonders of Mother Nature. He takes pleasure in showcasing the allure of nature through his art of photography.
Vinod
Pande
Vinod Pande has walked many a path. A civil servant with the British Government, a broadcaster with the BBC, the maker of several documentaries and ad-films, he helmed one of the popular TV networks launched during the late nineties and ran his own advertising agency in London. After his foray into Bollywood, he was a member of the jury for important award ceremonies and chaired the selection committees of the Indian entry for the Oscar Awards on two occasions. He is, however, most well-known as the producer, writer and director of the Hindi film Ek Baar Phir; and other notable ones like Yeh Nazdeekiyan and Sins; and acclaimed TV serials Air Hostess and Reporter. He lives and works as a filmmaker and author in Mumbai. After Don’s Wife, a story on forbidden love, born in the crucible of crime, this is his second novel. His next novel, Destiny, is to be published soon.
Vinoo
Mathur
Vinoo N. Mathur Vinoo Mathur was actively involved with the proposal for the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, Mumbai, being inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2004 and instrumental in initiating the proposal for the inclusion of the Kalka-Shimla Railway in the ‘Mountain Railways of India’, also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. He has worked for the Indian Railways from 1971 to 2008 in various capacities, including Divisional Railway Manager, Dhanbad; Secretary, Railway Board and General Manager, Northern Railway. He retired as Member Traffic on the Railway Board. Post-retirement, he is an Advisor to Japanese consultants working on the Mumbai-Ahmedabad High-Speed Railway project.
Vipul
Varshney
Vipul B. Varshney is a multi-talented architect, whose portfolio covers a wide range of projects in India as well as Mauritius. She has designed and executed some of India’s most renowned projects—from a township outside Mumbai for an urban diaspora to public buildings and hospitals. She is Convenor–INTACH, Lucknow chapter; Adviser, National Scientific committee ICOMOS, India; and an avid lover of the fine arts and India’s rich heritage. She is the author of two books Lucknow—A Treasure and Shaam-e-Awadh—A Visual Journey, as well as 50 research papers and numerous articles for national dailies and international conferences. She had been a technical adviser of the Lucknow Mahotsava Committee to the Government of U.P. and also in the Heritage Regulation Drafting Committee for Lucknow Master Plan 2021. She has also been a visiting faculty at her alma mater and Professor-Design Chair at Integral University, Lucknow. She is the recipient of many awards including U.P. Ratan 2013, Ganj Carnival Award—Shakti Samman 2015, Heritage Award 2016 from U.P. Government, Hindustan Times Women Achiever’s Award—2013 nominee and A3 Foundation–Excellence in Architectural Journalism 2016.
Vishwas
Patil
Vishwas Patil is one of the most prolific and best-known authors in Marathi. He has won upwards of forty awards, including the prestigious Sahitya Akademi award and the Indira Goswami National Literary Award of Assam. Of his eighteen novels, many have been translated into major Indian languages, as also English. His celebrated novels include 'Jhadajhadti (Dirge for the Dammed), Panipat, Mahanayak, Sambhaji, Lust for Lalbag and Shivaji Mahasamrat: Zhanzhavat (Shivaji Mahasamrat: Whirlwind).'
VR
Devika
VR Devika VR Devika is a well-known story teller, educationist and Gandhi scholar, with a PhD on MK Gandhi’s communication strategies. She is known as a cultural activist, having been associated with the inception of Chennai’s Dakshinachitra Heritage Museum and Tamil Nadu INTACH. Trained in Bharatanatyam, she lectures on dance and cultural heritage. Winner of several awards, Devika contributes frequently to leading publications in India and abroad. She is the founder trustee of The AseemaTrust linking traditional performing arts and education, to bring Mahatma Gandhi’s ideals of non-violence to children. 
Niyogi Books Logo
If you'd like to subscribe to our newsletter, please punch in your name and email Id below