Best Humour Novels Written by Indian authors
Youth is a stage of life when desires turn into work, nightmares turn into reality, past tragedies turn into comedy, and alliances turn into strangers. Novels written in present times show us the essence of the life of today’s youth, entailing all the aspects a youth goes through and enjoys in this dynamic stage of life. The 21st century is an overwhelming era for readers to sail through. Numerous novels show you the reality of today’s materialistic world with lots of negativities and give you an optimistic approach to dealing with it with a humorous touch. We see the varied novels published in this genre. These books have made their own identity, proved their relativity with day-to-day life problems, issues, and depressions of today’s youth and the ways to transform by self-introspecting your strengths and weaknesses. If we see the best novels of present times based on youth’s struggles in life and humor, we come across the best seller ones such as;
The Unproposed Guy by Bhavik Sarkhedi and Suhana Bhambhani
It is a homogenous mixture of desires, determination, love failures, comedy, realization, rejections, and lots of sarcasm. It shows us the essence of the life of the present youth entailing all the aspects a young person goes through and enjoys in this dynamic stage of life. It is a story of a boy Kevin, besides being very talented, gentle, intelligent, and attractive, gets rejected by girls again and again, which makes him feel like going through a weird situation of existential crisis; this plot makes this story relatable as well as fascinating as we all have witnessed the same at some point of time in our life. Kevin then introspects, realizes his talent, and then works hard to become a stand-up comedian and rapper. He puts all the passion within him towards his stage performances emerging as a successful and entertaining stand-up comedian. Amidst Kevin’s struggles with life, relationships and career we are forced to think will Kevin ever have a love story? Will he be able to accomplish his aspirations as a romantic guy? If you also want to know, then you should totally read it. The thing that makes ‘The Unproposed Guy’ unlike from all novels is that it is relatable to every individual without any boundaries of background, place of birth, gender or any other aspect. It reflects the perspective of today’s youth and also tells us about how our youth is fighting today’s different challenges of life with a twisting effect of comedy and sarcasm.
Malgudi Days and Swami & Friends by R K Narayan
It is a novel based on village life in which Swami and friends come across lots of obstacles, and they confront them without giving up and end up creating a hilarious scene out there. This book involves every possible character of everyday life from upper to lower strata, including astrologer, doctor, postman, gateman, failing students, sculptor, engines, dogs, and so on. This creates a sense of the problems every person, regardless of occupation and background faces in routine life funnily and comically. It is a never-ending story as it shows the day-to-day picture of middle-class people, how they live, their occupations, their thought processes, their likes and dislikes, and the way the author presents every story, and the episode is hilarious and engaging. The characters are made according to the local dialects and slang, so it also attracts the people of older ages as well as the young who are interested in studying life in the ’90s. It is a must-read for people who like the 90’s era and are a bit old school in their choices.
The Inscrutable Americans by Anurag Mathur
The story revolves around a boy named Gopal, whose father is a businessman who sends him to study mechanical engineering in America, the hurdles he faces, and how he establishes himself there. The struggles and hardships of a small-town boy in a foreign country and his growth through various adventures are described excellently by the author. The readers could learn a lot about America and the prons & cons of living in America through Gopal’s experiences. It also teaches that what we picture hearing about anything in our mind does not turn out to be true. Reality is very different from our mind’s imagination and perspective. Gopal’s completely different observation from what he has imagined and known about America proves this. This book introduces the readers to the reality of foreign countries and students who leave their land, family, and friends for the sake of learning in an advanced atmosphere, which is far from fantasy, including humor making it engaging and enjoyable to read.
Serious Men by Manu Joseph
Serious Men is a 2010 drama fiction novel written by journalist Manu Joseph. The story follows Ayyan Mani, a middle-aged Dalit working as an assistant to a famous astrologer. Ayyan faces discrimination, depression, and humiliation all through his life, which makes him more and more material conscious as he knows that this world belongs to the people of upper strata only who are rich or upper caste, so he doesn’t want his son to face all these challenges and wants him to enjoy all the joys and luxuries that he has always wished for. He spreads a lie that his son is a genius mathematician, which later turns out to be a big disaster and a roller coaster ride for all. His deeds create a lot of disturbance in not only his own life but also cyclones the life of his family as well as his son.
Mrs. Funnybones by Twinkle Khanna
Thank you, Mrs. Funnybones, for reminding us that life is what you make of it, and the most ordinary moments sometimes provide the maximum entertainment and pearls of wisdom. Twinkle Khanna’s books are a complete dose of entertainment. In this book, she has written about her family, work, travels, and some socio-economic topics. The best part about her writing is that it gives ease to readers as there is a casual approach to writing. Mrs. Funnybones is a fun-to-read novel with lots of humor and laughter. It is a highly successful novel in comedy and is considered a must-to-read if you are fascinated with humorous books.
All these novels are based on people from specific background having some sort of challenge or obstacle that aid them in realizing their strength in a twisted and funny manner. These compilations are the productions of the top most creative, innovative, and intelligent minds of our country, who have converged their forces to bring out the best stories that entertain us, inspire us and also teach us some values that prove to be our allies of life. It is totally dependent on the choice of the reader to select whichever book they want, but we should always focus on the book that relates to our understanding capabilities and is relatable to our present situations.
When selecting a novel to read, always start with the one that has the character relating to your age, life, and mindset so that it can pay you the way your life needs. Books are always regarded as our best friend. Which they are indeed! So, we believe your best friend should be the one who mirrors with your life and teaches you by showing you the dark sides of your surrounding world and people, while learning to see the light and come out of it victorious. So, always be wise while choosing what to read as it will act as your precious friend, memorable mentor, and loving partner in life. Then, what are you looking for, hop on to the nearest bookstore and get the novel you like the most! Enjoy your choice of book and have fun reading!