Manohar Malgaonkar

Manohar Malgaonkar (1913–2010), an author of 24 fiction and non-fiction books, is renowned for using the socio-historical milieu of those times (pre-and-post independence) to form the backdrop of novels like The Princes, Bend in the Ganges, Combat of Shadows, Distant Drums, among others. His contribution is seminal and salutary, based on British times. often drawing on his own experiences and observations while serving in the Army. RK Narayan is believed to have described Malgoankar as his “favourite Indian novelist in English.”