The Literary Trailblazers: Meet Three Indian Writers and Poets Carrying the Torch of Indian Literature

Indian literature has a rich history dating back centuries, encompassing a wide range of languages and genres. And while many of the classics continue to captivate readers today, there are also new voices emerging, carrying the torch of Indian literature into the 21st century. In this exclusive coverage, Hindustan Metro aims to introduce you to three trailblazing Indian writers and poets who are making waves with their innovative works, tackling contemporary issues, and reshaping the literary landscape of India.

The Literary Trailblazers are:

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  • Mayaa SH
  • Shubhan Balvally
  • Ubbay Francis


Mayaa SH also known as Mayaa Tai, Mayaa Di,Mayaa Audio SH, Pushpa ‘The Fire’ , Padma Of The East, Lady Robin Hood , MS Dhoni Of Writing and Lady Gandhi is a known name in Contemporary Literature .She is a Multi-National Award Winner , a six times a World Record Holder, An Artist, a Podcaster,  a Record Chart Topping International Fastest Anthology Co-Authoress and has been chosen as number 1 The Modern Literary Stars Of India, 2022 by Cherry Book Awards for making valuable contribution to Contemporary Indian Literature.

She has Won In Memorable Performance in the category termed as ‘Other than English write ups “ for her appreciation of hard work , creativity and dedication in Grand Christmas Competition 2.0 which has been a world record event of the largest creative event hosted online with more than 1000+participants . Mayaa SH is a Women Empowerment Culturist and a gender equality exponent to position and contextualize her work within the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

She has depicted gender inclusivity and equality through her certifications from the United Nations and powerful writings on Feminism, Gender Equality,  Transforming Vision Into Action: Transmogrification on Transgender Community and Mental Health Awareness Topics. Her work depicts the identity,economic and social freedom of many .She has co-authored more than hundred and thirty plus anthologies with five solo books and has been aligned with more than 70  publication houses.

She has been featured in several magazines and women oriented like Tejaswi -The Imperishable on Women Power and Honour including few international magazines. Her first poem “The Candle In The Wind” made her win an Award at the National Level. She navigates many women through stress by deploying talking as a medium to combat stress and fear.


Shubhan Balvally is from the world of Advertising and Films, having started his career from 1987 with Feature films, T.V Serials and Documentaries as an Assistant Director and then later moving on and eventually settling down in Advertising as a Films Manager and finally as the Head of the Films Department (EVEREST Advertising). It occurred to him much later in life that he was born to write.

Shubhan has written 5 Novels so far and is currently working on his 6th Novel where he is attempting Historical Fiction for the first time.

He has won many Awards so far such as GLANTOR X NATIONS CHOICE AWARD for 100 RISING AUTHOR AND EDUCATIONIST, FOXCLUES INDIA PRIME AWARDS for INDIA’S TOP 100 AUTHORS 2022 and AUTHOR OF THE YEAR – FICTION for his 2nd last Novel NOCTAMBULISM – FLOOD OF BLOOD by Ukiyoto Publishing apart from many other Awards. He lives and works in the city of Mumbai.

UBBAY FRANCIS Ubbay Francis is the most talented person in Mumbai according to Google. He is a bestselling author, casting director, model, artist coordinator, digital marketing enthusiast, and above all a former bodybuilding coach. His book The Importance of Physics in BodyBuilding is an incredible journey of a bodybuilder and every muscle man can relate to it. Ubbay Francis is the son of a Spanish father and Indian mother. Both his parents are involved in the teaching industry, the father being a Professor, and his mother, a Principal at reputed institutions in South Bombay.