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With These Hindi Fictional Reads, Explore Shades Of Human Emotions

With These Hindi Fictional Reads, Explore Shades Of Human Emotions



Be it picturizing a winter evening or the star-studded night sky, Hindi fictional reads add a certain beauty to every figment of imagination. Be it love, heartbreak, blues, hope, fear, or any emotion, Hindi can express every single one of them with much simplicity and precision. Justifying this claim perfectly, here are a few Hindi fictional reads that will surely turn out to be literary gifts:


1. Maila Anchal by Fanishwar Nath Renu

  • Set in the backdrop of an under-developed village of North-East Bihar along the border of Nepal.

  • It is the story of a young doctor who chooses the village as his work location. While working there, he gets to know about the backwardness of the village, people’s grief, lack of education, superstitions, and other social stigmas that exist in the village.

  • A Major Hindi Classic after Premchand’s Godaan. It is also a leading example of Regional Literature.

  • Goodreads: 4.3/5

  • Publishing Year: 1954

  • Genre: Pastoral, Medical


2. Kitne Pakistan by Kamleshwar

  • Since many of them are accused of dividing nations and spreading hatred, various historical personalities (like Shah Jahan, Aurangzeb, Lord Mountbatten, Adolf Hitler, and Saddam Hussein) are invited to the witness box to tell their version of history.

  • One of the finest by the pioneer author of Nayi Kahani Movement (the 1950s), the book attempts to spread peace-message and end the age-old evil of creating divides.

  • A major classic of Modern Hindi Literature.

  • Goodreads: 4.3/5

  • Publishing Year: 2000

  • Genre: Historical Novel


3. Godaan by Premchand

  • Hori, a poor peasant, wants to purchase a cow, just like many others. But, since he is too eager to buy a cow, Hori purchases it from Bhola, a cowherd, on a debt of eighty rupees. But what happens when his younger brother Heera gets jealous of him and elopes after poisoning the cow?

  • A Major Classic Novel in Hindi Literature.

  • Goodreads: 4.4/5

  • Publishing Year: 1936

  • Genre: Colonial Literature, Pastoral


4. Deewar Mein Ek Khidki Rehti Thi by Vinod Kumar Shukla

  • Story of a Mathematics teacher Raghuvir Prasad and his wife, Sonsi. The couple belongs to a lower-middle-class family and lives with minimum basic facilities. But the window in their house isn’t ordinary. What is so special about the window?

  • Sahitya Akademi Award Winner

  • Goodreads: 4.3

  • Publishing Year: 1997

  • Genre: Magical Realism


5. Raag Darbari by Shrilal Shukla

  • Having completed his degree in MA, Ranganath comes to the village Shivpalganj, Uttar Pradesh, to live with his uncle, Vaidyaji, for a few months. Vaidyaji has significant influence in the place, often using the village resources for his political benefits. In contrast, Ranganath has always believed in ethics and morals. The book is written thoroughly in a satirical manner.

  • Regarded as a Timeless Hindi Classic.

  • Goodreads: 4.4/5

  • Publishing Year: 1968

  • Genre: Satire, Post-Independence


6. Ek Chithda Sukh by Nirmal Verma

  • Ek Chithda Sukh is not just another novel with a plot and storyline. The book is Nirmal Verma’s dedicated attempt to dive deep into the core of this emotion called grief.

  • With every page poetically exploring the maze of human emotions, the story is bound to impress you with its depth and simplicity.

  • Jnanpith Award Winner

  • Goodreads: 4.2/5

  • Publishing Year: 1979

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  • Genre: Psychological Fiction


7. Gunahon Ka Devta by Dharamvir Bharati

  • Chander comes to Allahabad for study, where he meets Dr Shukla. Dr Shukla guides him in his academic journey, and Chander gets into research. Gradually, the two become like family members, and Chander’s visit to Dr Shukla’s house becomes a routine. Here, he meets Dr Shukla’s daughter Sudha, and the two of them develop a bond of pure love with each other. But what happens when Dr Shukla tells Chander about his plans of getting his daughter married soon?

  • Most bought Hindi novels between contemporary youth.

  • Goodreads: 4.3/5

  • Publishing Year: 1949

  • Genre: Romance


8. Kasapa by Manohar Shyam Joshi

  • Devdutt is an educated boy who had lost his parents. He writes stories and aspires to make a mark in the film industry. He meets Maitreya at a marriage ceremony, and both of them eventually fall in love. After much reluctance to their decision, Maitrey’s family agrees to her marriage with Devdutt. But is it that simple? Will they continue to live happily ever after?

  • Goodreads: 4.3/5

  • Publishing Year: 1982

  • Genre: Romance


9. Aapka Bunty by Mannu Bhandari

  • Seven-year-old Bunty lives with his mother Shakun, who is the principal of a college. Since his mother and father, Ajay, are on bad terms, both do not live together. The story is based on the emotional turmoil that a child endures when his parents get divorced.

  • Goodreads: 4.4/5

  • Publishing Year: 1971

  • Genre: Adventure Fiction


Available on all major online e-commerce sites, like Amazon, Kindle, Google Play Books and Flipkart, all these works of Hindi Literature have received various awards & accolades. They can be found both online & offline.


Building on this rich legacy of Hindi fictional reads and overall regional literature, the new-age Hindi authors have also started writing mesmerizing stories.

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