Sri Krishna Deva Raya
Sri Krishna Deva Raya wrote the book 'Amukta Malyada' in Telugu which beautifully describs the pangs of separation suffered by Sri Andal (incarnation of Mother Goddess Sri Mahalakshmi which is also considered as Bhoomi Devi i.e. Goddess of Earth) for her lover Lord Vishnu. He describes Andal's physical beauty in thirty verses; using descriptions of the spring and the monsoon as metaphors.
The novel 'Q & A', on which 8 Oscar awards winning film 'Slumdog Millionaire' (2008) is based, was authored by which Indian civil servant ?