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. Kumarapalacharita Jayasimha
6. Hammirakavya Nyayachandra
7. Dvayashraya Mahakavya; Sapta Sadhana Hemchandra
8. Navashasankacharita Padmagupta
9. Bhojaprabandha Billala
10. Prithvirajcharita Chandrabardai
11. Meghaduta;

Raghuvamsa;

Kumarasambhava;

Vikramorvasiyam

Abhijnanashakuntalam (Drama);

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

Malati Madhava

Bhavabhuti
14. Amarakosha Amarasimha
15. Si-yu-Ki Hiuen Tsang
16. Brahmasiddhanta

Khandakhadya

Brahmagupta
17. Dasakumaracharita Dandi
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 Vijay Jayanka
25. Karnasundari Bilhana
26. Saraswati Kanthabharana Bhoja
27. Dasharupa Dhananjaya
28. Harikeli Nataka Visaladeva
29. Prasannaraghava Jayadeva
30. Siddhanta Shiromani [4 parts – Lilavati, Bijaganita, Grahaganita & Gola (on Astronomy)] Bhaskaracharya
31. Rajmariganka (On Astronomy) King Bhoja
32. Chikitsakalika or Yogamala Tisata-Vagbhatta’s Son
33. Mitakasara Vijnanaeshvara
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. Mahabhasya Patanjali
40. Harshacharita

Kadambari

Banabhatta
41. Ravan Vadha Bhattin

 

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