Ancient Indian Books and their Authors

I have compiled all the important ancient Indian books and their authors in this post. These are very useful in various competitive exams as direct questions can be asked from these list.

If I miss any other important book in this Ancient Indian period, Please post it in the comments section so that I can update this list.

I will post similar compilation of Medieval books and their authors very soon.

Ancient Indian Books and their Authors:

1.Mudrarakshasa (Chandragupta Maurya defeating the Nandas);

Devichandraguptam (Story of Chandragupta Maurya)

Vishakhadatta
2.Malavikagnimitram (Story of Agnimitra Sunga, S/O Pushyamitra Sunga)Kalidas
3.Gudavaho (Yasovarman of Kannauj)Vakpati
4.Vikramanakadevacharita (Chalukya king Vikramaditya)Bilhana
5.KumarapalacharitaJayasimha
6.HammirakavyaNyayachandra
7.Dvayashraya Mahakavya; Sapta SadhanaHemchandra
8.NavashasankacharitaPadmagupta
9.BhojaprabandhaBillala
10.PrithvirajcharitaChandrabardai
11.Meghaduta;

Raghuvamsa;

Kumarasambhava;

Vikramorvasiyam

Abhijnanashakuntalam (Drama);

Kalidas
12.Mrichakatik (Drama)Sudraka
13.Uttarama-Charita  (Continuation to Valmiki Ramayana)

Malati Madhava

Bhavabhuti
14.AmarakoshaAmarasimha
15.Si-yu-KiHiuen Tsang
16.Brahmasiddhanta

Khandakhadya

Brahmagupta
17.DasakumaracharitaDandi
18.Astanga-Sangraha

Astanga-Hirdaya-Samhita

Vagabhatta
19.Panchsiddhantika

Suryasiddhanta

Brihatsamhita

Varahamihira
20.Karpuramanjari

Bala Ramayana

Bala Bharata

Kavyamimamsa

Bhuvana Kosha

Haravilasa

Rajashekhara
21.Adinathacharita (Jaina Narrative)Vardhamana
22.Shantinathacharita (Jaina Narrative)Devachandra
23.Parsvanathacharita (Jaina Narrative)Devabhadra
24.Prithviraja VijayJayanka
25.KarnasundariBilhana
26.Saraswati KanthabharanaBhoja
27.DasharupaDhananjaya
28.Harikeli NatakaVisaladeva
29.PrasannaraghavaJayadeva
30.Siddhanta Shiromani [4 parts – Lilavati, Bijaganita, Grahaganita & Gola (on Astronomy)]Bhaskaracharya
31.Rajmariganka (On Astronomy)King Bhoja
32.Chikitsakalika or YogamalaTisata-Vagbhatta’s Son
33.MitakasaraVijnanaeshvara
34.Nitishastra (On Polity)Mathara
35.Nitisara  (On Polity)Kamandaka
36.Sushruta Samhita (encyclopedia on surgery)Sushruta
37.Charaka Samhita (Book on medicine)Charaka
38.Buddhacharita

Vajrasuchi

Suandarananda

Asvaghosha
39.MahabhasyaPatanjali
40.Harshacharita

Kadambari

Banabhatta
41.Ravan VadhaBhattin

 

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