General awareness is a part of almost every entrance examination. Since there is no particular syllabus for GK, you need to keep yourself updated with the latest news, discoveries, inventions etc. so that you don’t lag behind anyone.

After sharing with you the list of recent Brand Ambassadors, we have now come with a list of Famous Books & Authors which are most likely to be asked in upcoming competitive exams of 2017: IBPS-PO, IBPS-Clerk, RRB-PO, RRB-Assistant, SSC etc.

You will surely find 2-3 questions on Books & Authors in every competitive examination. We have prepared an exhaustve list of Books and Authors after deep research as it is impossible to learn the names of all famous books and their authors for any individual.


Famous Books & Authors

Name of the book

Authors Name

12 Years A Slave

Solomon Northup Pirates

1962: The War That Wasn't

Shiv Kunal Verma

22 Days in India

Anurag Mathur

A Better India : A Better World

N. R. Narayana Murthy

A Journey

Tony Blair

A Pair of Blue Eyes

A Pair of Blue Eyes

A Revenue Stamp (autobiography)

Amrita Pritam

A week with Gandhi

L. Fische

Amitabh- the Making of the Superstar

Susmita Das Gupta

An Introduction of the Dreamland

Bhagat Singh

Ashani Sanket

Bibhuti Bhushan Bandyopadhyay

Ban Palashir Padabali

Ramapada Chowdhury


Tarasankar Bandyopadhyay


Asha Ghosh

Cat on a Houseboat

Anita Desai


Ashapurna Devi

Desert Village

Oliver Goldsmith

Development as Freedom

Bankim Chandra Chattopadhaye

Economic History of India

Ramesh Chandra Dutta

English, August : An Indian story

Upamanyu Chatterjee

Fixed ! Cash and Corruption in Cricket

Shantanu Guha Ray

Freedom at Midnight

Lapierre & Collins

Games at Twilight

Anita Desai

Getting India Back on Track

Bibek Debroy and Ashley Tellis

Hansuli Banker Upakatha

Tarasankar Bandyopadhyay

Jinnah- India, Partition, Independence

Jaswant Singh

Kagaz Te Canvas

Amrita Pritam



Kori Diye Kinlaam

Bimal Mitra


Faustina Bama

Last Man in Tower

Aravind Adiga

Love @ Facebook

Nikita Singh

Mamore Dhora Tarowal aru Dukhon Uponyas

Indira Goswami

Midnight Children

Salman Rushdi


Bimal Mitra

My Journey

DR. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam

Nehru : A Troubled Legacy

R. N. P. Singh

New Dimensions of India's Foreign Policy

A. B. Vajpayee

Once Upon a Time

Ashok Srinivasan

Pancha Nodir Teere

Ashapurna Devi


Suryakant Tripathi 'Nirala'

Popat Lal Bhindi

Anurag Mathur

Precepts of Jesus

Ram Mohan Roy

Principles of Sociology

Herbert Spencer

Putul Nacher Itikatha

Manik Bandopadhyay


Munshi Premchand

Rasidi Ticket

Amrita Pritam

Revolution 2020

Chetan Bhagat

Rogue Elephant

Simon Denyer

Saheb Bibi Golam

Bimal Mitra

Satyarth Prakash

Swami Dayanand

Seal of the Surya

Shri Amritanshu

Shadow From Ladakh

Bhabani Bhattacharya

Shadow Star India : From Incredible to Unstoppable

Shobha De

She Walk, She Leads

Gunjan Jain

Social Structure of Values

Radha Kamal Mukherjee

Storm in Chandigarh

Nayantara Sahgal

Sunrise in Slums

Dr. Ravindra Nath Shrivastava


Walter Scott

Tej Aru Dhulire Dhusarita Prishtha

Indira Goswami

The Bandit Queen

Mala Sen

The Company of Women

Khushwant Singh

The Diary of the Nation's Conscience Keeper - Not Just An Accountant

Vinod Rai

The Flight Of Pigeons

Ruskin Bond

The Great Derangement

Amitav Ghosh

The Illicit Happiness of Other People

Manju Joseph

The Immortals of Meluha

Amish Tripathi

The Legend of Lakshmi Prasad

Twinkle Khanna

The Making of India

Akhilesh Tilotia

The Mammaries of the Welfare State

Upamanyu Chatterjee

The Miracle of Democracy: India's Amazing Journey

Mr. T. S. Krishnamurthy

The Nehrus; Motilal and Jawaharlal

B. R. Nanda

The Peacock Garden

Anita Desai

The Science of Bharat Natyam

Saroja Vaidyanathan

The Sense of an Ending

Julian Barnes

The Unseen Indira Gandhi

K. P. Mathur

The Village By the Sea

Anita Desai

This Time of Morning

Nayantara Sahgal

To all fighters of freedom, Why Socialism?

J. P. Narayan

Trapfalls In the Sky

Shiv K. Kumar

Truth, Love and A Little Malice

Khushwant Singh

Udaybhanur Choritro

Indira Goswami


R. D. Dinkar


Munshi Premchand

Volga Se Ganga

Rahul Sankrityayan

War on Women

Roger Stone

What Congress and Gandhi have done to the untouchables

B. R. Ambedkar

Who Will Cry When You Will Die?

Robin Sharma

Why I Supported the Emergency

Khushwant Singh


Tarasankar Bandyopadhyay


Krishna Sobti


We hope this list of famous books & authors will surely prove helpful to you in upcoming competitive exams. You need to memorize this list and keep on revising it after repeated intervals so that you gain command over it.

Someone has rightly said,

“Don’t stop when you are tired, stop when you are done”

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