List of Books and Authors of Ancient India | Books and Authors of Medieval India


One or more questions related to books and authors from the ancient and medieval history of India often appear in multiple government jobs examinations like UPSC CSE, UPSC CDS, UPPCS, BPSC, SSC CGL, SSC CHSL, RRB NTPC, etc. The availability of a comprehensive list of ancient and medieval books and authors, therefore, is essential for each and every serious aspirant wanting to qualify for a government exam. Recognizing this need of aspirants, a comprehensive list of Ancient and Medieval Books and Authors is provided below.

List of Books and Authors in Ancient India

Authors

Books

Books written by Visakdatta (Vishakhadatta)

  • Mudrarakshasa
  • Devichandraguptam

Book written by Kalhana

Rajtarangini

Book written by Somdeva (Somadeva)

Kathasaritsagar

Book written by Vatsyayana

Kamasutra

Books written by Amoghavarsha

  • Prashnottarmalika (Prashnottara Ratnamalika)
  • Kavirajamarga

Book written by Bhasa

Svapnavasavadattam

Books written by Asvaghosa

  • Buddhacharita (Buddhacharitam)
  • Suandarananda
  • Vajrasuchi

 

 

Books written by Kalidasa (all in Sanskrit)

  • Abhigyan Shakuntalam
  • Vikramorvashi
  • Raghuvansham
  • Kumar Sambhava
  • Meghdoot
  • Malavikagnimitra

Book written by Amarasimha

Amarakosha (Namalinganushasana)

Books written by Varahamihira

  • Panchsidhantika
  • Brihat Samhita

Book written by Aryabhatta

  • Aryabhatiya
  • Surya Sidhanta

Book written by Vishnu Sharma

Panchtantra

Book written by Kamandaka

Nitisara

Book written by Ravikirti

Aihole Prasasti

Book written by Megasthanese

Indica

Book written by Kautilya

Arthashastra

Book written by Charaka

Charaka Samhita

Book written by Bhaskara II

Lilawati

Books written by Bhavbhuti

  • Uttaramacharita
  • Malati Madhava

Book written by Brahmagupta

Brahmasiddhanta

Book written by Dandin

Dasakumaracharita

Books written by Rajshekhara

  • Kamuramanjari
  • Bala Ramayana
  • Bala Bharata
  • Kavyamimamsa
  • Bhuvana Kosha
  • Haravilasa

Book written by Bāṇabhaṭṭa

  • Kadambari ((completed by Bhushanabhatta)
  • Harshcharita

Book written by Saktayana

Amogavritti

Book written by Viracharya

Ganitsaram

Books written by Harshavardhana

  • Nagananda
  • Ratnavali
  • Priyadarsika

Book written by Hiuen Tsang

Si-yu-Ki

Book written by Hala

Gathasaptashati (Sattasai)

Book written by Panini

Astadhyayi

Book written by Patanjli

Mahabhasya

Book written by Tenali Ramakrishna

Panduranga Mahatyam

Book written by Sattanar  (Chithalai Satthanar)

Manimekalai (Manimekhalai)

Book written by Ilango Adigal

Silappadkaram

Books written by Abul Fazl

  • Akbarnama
  • Ain-i-Akbari

Book written by Chand Bardai

Prithviraj Raso

Book written by Ponna

Shantipurana

Book written by Malik Mohd Jayasi

Padmavat

Book written by Sri Krishna Deva Raya

Amuktamalyada

Book written by Firdausi

Shahnama (Shahnameh)

Book written by Bharavi

Kiratarjuniya

Book written by Bharata (Bharata Muni)

Natyashastra

Book written by Sri Harsha

Naishadha Charitra

Book written by Sudraka

Mrichhakatika

Books written by Jaya deva

  • Geet govinda
  • Prasanna Raghava

Book written by Virasena (Veerasena)

Navratna

Book written by Surdas

Sur Sagar

 

List of Books and Authors in Medieval India

Authors

Books

Book written by Hasan Nizami

Taj-ul-Maasir

Book written by Pampa

Vikramarjunavijaya

Book written by Minhaj-i-Siraj

Tabaqat-i-Nasiri

Books written by Ziauddin

Barani

  • Tarikh-i-Firuzshahi
  • Fatwah-i-Jahandari
  • Maasìr Saadat
  • Hasratnama

Book written by Isami (Abdul Malik Isami)

Futuh-us-Salatin

Book written by Yahya

Sirhindi (Yahya bin Ahmad Sirhindi)

Tarikh-i-Mubarak Shahi

Book written by Abul Fazal

Akbarnama

Books written by Nizammuddin

Ahmad

  • Tabaqat-i-Akbari
  • Tarikh-i-Nizami

Book written by Badauni

Muntakhab-al-Tawarikh

Book written by Abdul Hamid Lahori

 

Badshanama/Padshahnama

Book written by Khafi Khan

Muntakhab-ul Lubab

Book written by Ali Muḥammad Khān

Mirat-i-Ahmadi

 

Books written by Amir Khusro

  • Tughluaqnama
  • Tarikh-i-Alai
  • Nuh Sipihr
  • Ashiqa

Book written by Maulana Daud

Chandayan

Book written by  Gulbadan Begum

Humayunama

Book written by Gyaneshwara (Dnyaneshwar)

Bhavartha Dipika

Book written by Ibn Batuta

Safarnama or Rihla

Book written by Jahangir

Tuzk-i-jahangiri

Book written by Abbas Khan Sarwani

Tarikh-i-Shershahi

Book written by Babar

Tuzk-i-Babri/Baburnama

Book written by Inayat Khan

Shahjahannama

Book written by Jimutavahana

Dayabhaga

Shekkilar (Sekkizhar)

Periya Puranam

Book written by Jadunath

Sarkar

History of Aurangzeb, The fall of the Mughal Empire

Book written by Mohammad Habib

Sultan Mahmud of Ghazni

Book written by I.H. Qureshi

The Administration of the Delhi Sultanate

Book written by A.B.M Habibullah

Foundation of Muslim Rule in India

Book written by Irfan Habib

Agrarian System of Mughal India

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about List of Books and Authors of Ancient and Medieval India

Who wrote Mudrarakshasha?

Vishakhadutta has written the book Mudrarakshasha.

Which book was written by Kalhana?

Kalhana wrote the book Rajtarangini.

Who wrote Buddhacharita?

Asvaghosa wrote the book Buddhacharita.

Who wrote the book Rihla?

Ibn Batuta has written the book Rihla.

Who has written Akbarnama?

Akbarnama was written by Abul Fazl.

Which book was written by Bharata Muni?

Natyashashtra was written by Bharata Muni.

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