The Holistic Pine Directory of Indian Authors 2024

The Directory of Indian Authors 2024 is a first time attempt by any publication in India. There has been many attempts to create Directory of Publishers, the proverbial telephone Directory, etc. However, one such collective attempt for authors is a unique one. The Directory of Indian Authors by The Holistic Pine showcases the diverse literary talent present in the country. This comprehensive directory features a wide range of authors across various genres and languages, providing a platform for readers to discover new voices and perspectives in Indian literature. It serves as a valuable resource for literary enthusiasts, researchers, and publishers looking to explore the rich literary landscape of India. Having said that, The Holistic Pine Directory of Indian Authors 2024 is also a work in progress. It constantly incorporates newer names in the arena of Indian writings in English. Presently, the authors who have come to us are English language writers. Hopefully, in the future, we will be able to incorporate Hindi and other regional language writers as well. Only then will this Directory of Indian Authors become a comprehensive publication. 

By showcasing authors, the attempt is also to give them support and recognition for their contributions to the literary world, ultimately fostering a stronger literary community in India. New authors, self-published authors as well as experienced and veteran authors require a dignified space where they could exhibit all their works in mutual respect. Readers can discover and new and varied voices in literature through The Holistic Pine Directory of Indian Authors 2024. We aim to celebrate the creativity and cultural richness of Indian literature, highlighting the importance of storytelling and diverse voices in shaping our society.

The mother organisation, Writers' Kalam Publishing, views this project as an exquisite opportunity to foster collaboration and promote Indian authors on a global scale. By highlighting the depth and breadth of talent within the Indian literary community, The Holistic Pine Directory of Indian Authors 2024 aims to elevate the voices of these authors and celebrate their contributions to the world of literature.

The authors are added in alphabetical order in order to make it easier for readers to discover new authors and explore their work.

 Divya Gupta Kotawala

Divya Gupta Kotawala, a native of Delhi, wears many hats in her life's journey. She embraces the roles of a devoted wife and mother to a 16-year-old daughter, while also excelling as a businesswoman and a steadfast friend to a group she has cherished for nearly four decades. Yet, her most cherished role remains that of being her father, Shri Suresh Gupta's daughter, whose loss to COVID-19 in 2021 profoundly impacted her.

Her educational path led her through Modern School, Barakhamba Road, and then to the prestigious St. Stephen’s College, Delhi University, where she pursued her passion for History. Later, driven by her love for creativity and design, she embarked on a journey at the National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT), followed by an internship with renowned fashion designers Ashima and Leena Singh.

In the tapestry of her life, Divya finds solace in simplicity, creativity, and a harmonious balance between her personal, professional, and social spheres. When not immersed in these pursuits, she dedicates her time to social welfare initiatives, drawing strength from her deep spiritual convictions and devotion to chanting and prayer, under the guidance of her revered Guruji.

Following the loss of her father, Divya found a new purpose through writing, authoring her debut book, "My Dad's Daughter," at the age of 40. This poignant work not only served as a heartfelt tribute to her father but also became a beacon of hope for those navigating grief and loss. Through podcasts, motivational speaking engagements, and various public platforms, she extends her hand to others, helping them find closure and healing.

Her efforts have garnered recognition and accolades, including the "Entrepreneurs Today 40 under 40" award in 2023 and invitations to speak at prestigious events such as the Delhi Literature Festival, Ashhwaika’s Foundation Women’s Day Celebration, and the World Book Fair 2024. Her journey has been featured on notable platforms like Humans of Bombay, further amplifying her message of resilience and empowerment.

An active member of esteemed networking groups like FICCI (YFLO), CII (IWN), and BNI, Divya continues to share her journey with a broader audience, inspiring countless individuals across India. Her contributions have been honoured with awards such as the SRG Literary Award for Best Biography, Fox Story India Women Face of the Year 2023, and the Icon of India Award by the Inspiring Women Committee.

Divya's relentless pursuit of supporting grieving individuals has earned her numerous accolades, including the Sahitya Sparsh Award 2024 and recognition as one of the Top 10 Indian Influential Women 2024 by Hindustan Times. She remains committed to her mission, empowering others through her words, actions, and unwavering spirit.



‘My Dad’s Daughter’ is an emotional journey of a daughter with her father, which, for her, ended at the hospital door. Divya’s father succumbed to COVID in May 2021, and that marked the most catastrophic experience for her as she helplessly witnessed her father going through an unimaginable ordeal and passing away without his family around him. Unable to handle the sudden demise of her dad in the most unprecedented circumstances witnessed by this generation, Divya struggled to find any closures. Even with all the means, she could not provide a befitting farewell to her Dad. For a long time, her heart carried the burden of death only to realise later that our relationship with our parents is not confined to the mortal world. The bond is so deep that a parent finds channels to communicate with their child through different mediums. What changed for Divya in the few months since her father’s passing away that made her believe in this idea? How did Divya find closure? As Divya opens up about her most well-guarded emotional moments and confessions in this book, the story unfolds to reveal how loss of a loved one and the ensuing pain tests and changes a person. This story is as personal in nature as it is universal in its themes of love, loss and pain. To read ‘My Dad’s Daughter’ is to embark on a journey across a sea of emotions as gentle as a calming breeze and as turbulent as a sea storm and find closure at the end of it.

Kirti V

Kirti, a teacher by profession and a passionate author, delves into the intricacies of poetry and prose with a keen interest. Her writings, encapsulating raw human emotions, observations of nature, and reflections on everyday life, have found a home in approximately 50 anthologies across different languages.

With two poetry collections to her credit, "Tides of Life" (2022) and "From My Pen" (2024), Kirti showcases her ability to convey profound thoughts and emotions through the simplicity of words. Her work resonates with readers, offering insights into various aspects of life from the perspective of a woman, parent, teacher, friend, and ordinary individual.

Recognised for her literary prowess, Kirti has received numerous awards for her contributions to literature. Her dedication to her craft and her ability to communicate complex emotions through poetry have garnered admiration from readers and critics alike.

For more of Kirti's literary creations, visit and delve into the world of her thoughts and musings.


Tides of Life

In the words of Robert Frost – “Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought

has found words”.

Tides of Life contains many of my emotions converted to thoughts. These words represent the usual life experiences through my lenses. The lenses include my tryst with some of the experiences, my view on what is happening around us and what I have observed as a woman, parent, teacher, friend and above all a layman.

I really think that most of the poems would strike a chord with you under the different roles that you play as they are the reality expressed in simple words.

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From My Pen

In the words of Khalil Gibran - Poetry is a deal of joy and pain and wonder, with a dash of the dictionary.

From My Pen has the poems written over a variety of topics. One can see the depictions of raw human emotions, nature and even inanimate objects. This reflects upon the fact that poetry can be used as a wonderful medium to communicate one's thoughts and emotions.

From My Pen