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5 Must Read Romantic Novels – By Indian Authors

We all enjoy reading romantic novels by foreign writers, and often underestimate Indian authors; and this is because we forget that Indians are born romantics. So stop underestimating romantic Indian novels, and go read them!

Find out which ones made it to our best reads.

1. I Too Had A Love Story

I Too Had a Love Story is an English autobiographical novel written by Ravinder Singh. This was the debut novel of the author and was first published in 2008 by Srishti Publishers, in 2012 it was republished by Penguin India.

Author Ravinder Singh tells us the tale of his love story where he loved and lost, but found something else in exchange. Based on a real-life story, the book is the author’s debut novel that bares his love life for all to see.



This heart-touching novel has love, humour and tragedy. It’s one of the best romantic novels of this generation, and I bet you cannot read this book without crying.

2. If It’s Not Forever, It’s Not Love



If It's Not Forever is a novel by Durjoy Datta and Nikita Singh. It was published in the year 2012 by Grapevine India Publishers. It is set on the story of the 2011 Delhi High Court blasts.

The story of If Its Not Forever is an interesting road journey involving two friends and their girlfriends. They search for the lady love of an unknown victim in the 2011 Delhi High Court blasts. The story revolves around the trauma of the blasts and the eagerness to get over this trauma by finding an unknown person through a clue found at the blast site. The story is thrilling and well-paced, keeping the reader engrossed in order to find out what happens next. Written by Durjoy Datta and Nikita Singh, this novel is a definitely a must read!!


3.Sorry, You're Not My Type by Sudeep Nagarkar



‘Sorry, You’re Not My Type’ is a tale revolving around friendship, love and obsession. The story starts with Rajhans College, where the last round of audition is going on for the music band. During this hustle-bustle, 3 different characters come close and become best friends. Vikrant is a purist, according to whom only one ideal person is made for every person. Anamika is a freethinker who always stands against the wrong.
Yuvi is a fanatic music enthusiast who even after playing the guitar for the whole night is able to wake up early next morning just to drop his girlfriend. The three of them hang together regularly being close friends. There is also an unknown person, Aditya who comes into their lives and things change. The book can be ordered online at Amazon India.
About the author:
Sudeep Nagarkar is an Indian novelist and writer of fiction who was born on 26th February 1988. His debut novel, Few Things Left Unsaid, was published in 2011. Till 2015, he has authored 6 novels which have already been published. He received the 2013 Youth Achiever’s Award for being one of the highest selling romantic writers of India.


4.Like it Happened Yesterday by Ravinder Singh


'Like It Happened Yesterday' is about a childhood gone bye. By way of a fictional journey, the author recaptures stories about school, hounding examinations, essential vaccinations and other mores that are part of anyone's childhood spent in smaller cities and towns of the country.
The book captures the author’s emotions beautifully he felt when growing up. The storytelling is vivid and intense for one can feel the serenity, enthusiasm, pain and joy through the pages. Be it starting out in school with a first day in class among strange kids, the biting pain of a hurtful tooth when it struck for the first time and other such stories that we all can relate to easily.


The story also goes back to a time when life was simple and gadgets did not rule much of all your daily activities. The book is all about small pleasures of life which have become a rarity now. The author makes the readers see the world through the eyes of a child, which makes the the whole journey inspiring and nostalgic.
Like it Happened Yesterday is a good read and makes us reflect upon our own growing up years bringing back many sheltered memories of childhood. Most readers can relate to the authors indulgences and feel that he may have been writing about them.
About the author:
Ravinder Singh, born in 1982 in a Sikh family, is an established novelist with many successful books under his belt. An engineer by qualification and a management graduate from Indian School of Business, Hyderabad, it was while working for Microsoft when his girlfriend died in 2007 that turned him into a writer. The first book I Too Had A Love Story is largely autobiographical, where Ravinder Singh narrates the tale lived. He has a knack for humor and has over the years built a steady base of readers for his writings.


5.This Love that Feels Right..by Ravinder Singh


Life would have been easier had it been possible for us to plan falling in love; More importantly, avoid falling in love... ‘Love is not for you,’ she told herself. Inside, just like any girl, she desired to be loved. She had accepted her life the way it was, till one day love showed up unannounced, uninvited! That’s the thing with love. It doesn’t take permission. It’s in its very nature to gatecrash into our lives Standing face-to-face with love, she finds herself asking, ‘Is this love right?’ The answer is not simple. It never was... This intense love story will shake every belief you’ve ever had.


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