Gaurav Sharma (author)

Gaurav Sharma (born 4 March 1992) is a Canadian author and novelist of Indian origin,[3][4] best known for his national (India) bestselling novel, God of the Sullied.[5][6] His other books include, Beyond Countless Grief, Diary of a Whimsical Lover, Long Live the Sullied[7] (sequel to God of the Sullied), The Indian Story of an Author and a semi-autobiographical fiction Gone are the Days[8][9][10] which he completed writing in ten months.[11] Prior to Gone are the Days, Gaurav authored three textbooks related to the field of journalism and mass communication.[12]

Gaurav Sharma
Born (1992-03-04) 4 March 1992 (age 32)
New Delhi, India[1]
OccupationAuthor, novelist, entrepreneur
EducationLangara College, GGSIPU
Years active2011–present
Notable worksBeyond Countless Grief; Diary of a Whimsical Lover; God of the Sullied; Long Live the Sullied; The Indian Story of an Author; Gone are the Days

Early life and education edit

Sharma was born in New Delhi, raised in Sitamarhi where he spent his childhood with grandparents and completed initial school education from N.S. DAV Public School.[13] Then he again moved to New Delhi and completed Bachelor of Journalism and Mass Communication from GGSIPU in 2014.[14] In 2016, he earned a Post Degree Diploma in Business Administration from Langara College.[15] He was a permanent resident of Canada[16] until 2021.[17] In 2022, Sharma acquired Canadian citizenship and now lives there.

Career edit

Sharma began his career by working as an intern in various journalistic organizations like JIMS Radio 90.4 MHz, Business Standard, India Today Group and NDTV.[13]

In 2011, he wrote his first textbook, Design and Graphics Redefined at the age of 19.[18] In 2013, he authored Photography Redefined.[19] His book Development and Communication Morphosis was launched in New Delhi World Book Fair 2014 by Abhigyan Prakash.[20] The book is officially included in the library of National Institute of Mass Communication and Journalism, Ahmedabad.[21]

In 2016, Sharma published the young adult fiction novel Gone are the Days.[22][23]

Gaurav was quoted as follows by Deccan Chronicle on the event of World Book Day 2018:

"I think reading is an effective way of introspecting how you perceive reality and imagination. As an author, you get to know what other authors have done better and it helps hone skills. Whoever said, he/she is a proud non-reader of books is living in oblivion. It [reading] not only opens up one’s mind to a wider array of things as well, but is also a welcome relief from the monotony of the mundane world."[24]

God of the Sullied Signing Event – Gaurav Sharma at Indigo Store at Robson Street, Vancouver

In July 2018, Sharma authored The Indian Story of an Author, a creative nonfiction book. This book is seen as a form of symbolic protest as it was created after Gaurav faced several rejections from the publishers for his novel, God of the Sullied.[25]

Gaurav's God of the Sullied (historical fiction) was published in September 2018 by New Delhi-based Think Tank Books and became Amazon India bestseller.[26] Gaurav himself founded Think Tank Books, a publishing house based in New-Delhi.[6]

In January 2020, Gaurav came up with Long Live the Sullied, a sequel to God of the Sullied that concluded The Sullied Warrior Duology.[27] In September 2020, Gaurav translated and published Charitranayak Eklavya and Mahanayak Eklavya – Hindi version of God of the Sullied and Long Live the Sullied respectively.[28][29]

In July 2022, Gaurav's first romance novel Diary of a Whimsical Lover was released. The book is based on the theme of unrequited love.[30]

In November 2023, Gaurav's novella on the themes of grief and healing, Beyond Countless Grief was released.[31]

Bibliography edit

  • Sharma, Gaurav (19 November 2023). Beyond Countless Grief. Think Tank Books. ISBN 9789391607708. ASIN 9391607705.
  • Sharma, Gaurav (1 July 2022). Diary of a Whimsical Lover. Think Tank Books. ISBN 9789391607005. OCLC 1350861221. ASIN 9391607004.
  • Sharma, Gaurav (1 September 2020). Mahanayak Eklavya (महानायक एकलव्य) (in Hindi). Think Tank Books. ISBN 9788194370543. ASIN 819437054X.
  • Sharma, Gaurav (1 September 2020). Charitranayak Eklavya (चरित्रनायक एकलव्य) (in Hindi). Think Tank Books. ISBN 9788194370536. ASIN 8194370531.
  • Sharma, Gaurav (1 January 2020). Long Live the Sullied. Think Tank Books. ISBN 9788193620496. OCLC 1156173166. ASIN 8193620496.
  • Sharma, Gaurav (1 September 2018). God of the Sullied. Think Tank Books. ISBN 9788193620441. OCLC 1100763884. ASIN 8193620445.
  • Sharma, Gaurav (27 June 2018). The Indian Story of an Author. Think Tank Books. ISBN 9788193620427. ASIN 8193620429.
  • Sharma, Gaurav (2016). Gone are the Days. Kalpaz Publications. ISBN 9789351282372. OCLC 993404163. ASIN 9351282376.
  • Sharma, Gaurav (2014). Development and Communication Morphosis. Kalpaz Publications. ISBN 9789351280378. OCLC 889861308.
  • Sharma, Gaurav (April 2013). Photography Redefined. Lulu. ISBN 9781300837480. OCLC 925424122.
  • Sharma, Gaurav (2 May 2013). Design & Graphics Redefined. Lulu. ISBN 9781300998730.

References edit

  1. ^ "Interview with Gaurav Sharma, Author of 'Gone are the Days'". Journal.Media. Retrieved 2 October 2017.
  2. ^ Gautam, Prateek (23 July 2022). "Book Review – Gaurav Sharma's Diary of a Whimsical Lover is a Delightful Read".
  3. ^ "From textbooks to novels: A young author's search for success". Asian News International. 20 September 2017.
  4. ^ "'Gone are the Days': Vignettes of nostalgia". United News of India. 30 September 2017. Archived from the original on 3 December 2017. Retrieved 1 October 2017.
  5. ^ "Eklavya, the man behind the sullied myth". Deccan Chronicle. 28 February 2021.
  6. ^ a b "Publishing house founded by writer, for writers". United News of India. 12 May 2019.
  7. ^ "Earthly feelings collide with spiritual knowledge". Deccan Chronicle. 18 April 2021. Archived from the original on 21 April 2021. Retrieved 21 April 2021.
  8. ^ "Books for the weekend". The Statesman. 22 September 2017.
  9. ^ "A boy's journey to make it big in life; and everything in between". Deccan Chronicle. 11 September 2017.
  10. ^ "नॉवेल गॉन आर द डेज प्रकाशित, युवाआें काे आ रही पसंद". 14 September 2017.
  11. ^ "Gone are the Days is the story of a solitary boy, says author Gaurav Sharma". Deccan Chronicle. 10 October 2017.
  12. ^ "In conversation with Gaurav Sharma about his book Gone are the Days and the journey it portrays". The Asian Age. 10 October 2017.
  13. ^ a b "Gaurav Sharma Interview – Gone are the Days Book". WriterStory. 16 January 2017.
  14. ^ "2014 BJMC Results" (PDF). GGSIU Results. Archived from the original (PDF) on 1 May 2015. Retrieved 23 July 2017.
  15. ^ "The Graduands: June 8, 2016 – 2:00 pm". 3 June 2016.
  16. ^ Arora, Amit (21 October 2018). "Gaurav Sharma's latest book 'God of the Sullied' has sparked interest". Free Press Journal. Retrieved 12 January 2019.
  17. ^ "'गॉन आर द डेज' नॉवेल को पसंद कर रहे हैं YOUTH, लेखक बोले- 'जिंदगी की है कहानी'". Archived from the original on 2 January 2018. Retrieved 8 October 2017.
  18. ^ "Annual Quality Assurance Report (AQAR) Pg. 14" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 17 November 2016. Retrieved 23 July 2017.
  19. ^ Sharma, Gaurav (April 2013). Photography Redefined. ISBN 9781300837480.
  20. ^ "2014 another title to be released" (PDF). National Book Trust.
  21. ^ "NIMCJ Library Catalogue: Development and Communication Morphosis". National Institute of Mass Communication and Journalism.
  22. ^ "From textbooks to novels: A young author's search for success". Business Standard. 20 September 2017.
  23. ^ Sharma, Gaurav (2016). Gone are the Days. New Delhi: Kaplaz Publications, an imprint of Gyan Books Pvt. Ltd. ISBN 9789351282372.
  24. ^ "World Book Day: Here's why reading is important, say authors". Deccan Chronicle. 23 April 2018.
  25. ^ "'The Indian Story of an Author': A Symbolic Protest". United News of India. 7 July 2018.
  26. ^ "God of the Sullied: A Tale of Kismet & Karma in Kaliyuga". United News of India. 30 September 2018.
  27. ^ "Long Live the Sullied: Tale of Kismet and Karma in Kaliyuga". United News of India. 29 December 2019.
  28. ^ "चरित्रनायक एकलव्य: घोर अत्याचार में आशावादी कथा". Outlook Hindi. 8 September 2020.
  29. ^ "कलियुग में कैसे जिए कोई शापित!:चरित्रनायक एकलव्य की गाथा". Mediawala. 27 September 2020.
  30. ^ "A Heartwarming Tale of Love: "Diary of a Whimsical Lover" by Gaurav Sharma".
  31. ^ "Beyond Countless Grief: Gaurav Sharma's Emotional Odyssey".