Gaurav Sharma (author)

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Author Gaurav Sharma
Author Gaurav Sharma
Born (1992-03-04) 4 March 1992 (age 27)
New Delhi, India[1]
OccupationAuthor, Novelist, Entrepreneur
ResidenceCanada
NationalityIndian
EducationLangara College, GGSIPU
Notable worksGod of the Sullied;The Indian Story of an Author; Gone are the Days
Years active2011–present
Website
authorgauravsharma.com

Gaurav Sharma (born 4 March 1992) is an Indian author and novelist,[2][3] best known for his #1 Amazon (India) bestselling novel, God of the Sullied.[4] His other books include, The Indian Story of an Author and a semi-autobiographical fiction Gone are the Days[5][6][7] which he completed writing in ten months.[8] Prior to Gone are the Days, Gaurav authored three textbooks related to the field of journalism and mass communication.[9]

Early life and education[edit]

Sharma was born in New Delhi, grew up in Sitamarhi where he spent his childhood with grandparents and completed initial school education from N.S. DAV Public School.[10] Then he again moved to New Delhi and completed Bachelor of Journalism and Mass Communication from GGSIPU in 2014.[11] In 2016, he earned a Post Degree Diploma in Business Administration from Langara College.[12] He is a permanent resident of Canada[13] and lives there now.[14]

Career[edit]

Gaurav started his career by working as an intern in various journalistic organizations like JIMS Radio 90.4 MHz, Business Standard, India Today Group and NDTV.[15]

In 2011, he wrote his first textbook, Design and Graphics Redefined at the age of 19.[16] In 2013, he authored Photography Redefined.[17] His book Development and Communication Morphosis was launched in New Delhi World Book Fair 2014 by Abhigyan Prakash.[18] The book is officially included in the library of National Institute of Mass Communication and Journalism, Ahmedabad.[19]

In 2016, Sharma published the young adult fiction novel Gone are the Days.[20][21]

Gaurav was quoted as follows by Deccan Chronicle on the event of World Book Day 2018:[22]

"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."

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.[23] The Asian Age, on the occasion of Book Lovers Day 2018, quoted Sharma as follows:[24]

"Books give us the ability to see things from different perspectives. They educate us, entertain us, force us to think upon certain issues. And reading a book or reading, in general, is an excuse for those who are less sociable like me for not socialising much. And guess what, it works most of the times."

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.[25]

Entrepreneurship[edit]

Gaurav is the founder of Think Tank Books, a New-Delhi based publishing house.[26]

Bibliography[edit]

  • Sharma, Gaurav. God of the Sullied. Think Tank Books. ISBN 9788193620441. ASIN 8193620445.
  • Sharma, Gaurav. The Indian Story of an Author. Think Tank Books. ISBN 9788193620427. ASIN 8193620429.
  • Sharma, Gaurav. Gone are the Days. Kalpaz Publications. ISBN 9789351282372. OCLC 993404163. ASIN 9351282376.
  • Sharma, Gaurav. Development and Communication Morphosis. Kalpaz Publications. ISBN 9789351280378. OCLC 889861308.
  • Sharma, Gaurav. Photography Redefined. Lulu. ISBN 9781300837480. OCLC 925424122.
  • Sharma, Gaurav. 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. ^ "From textbooks to novels: A young author's search for success". Asian News International. 20 September 2017.
  3. ^ "'Gone are the Days': Vignettes of nostalgia". United News of India. 30 September 2017.
  4. ^ "Publishing house founded by writer, for writers". United News of India. 12 May 2019.
  5. ^ "Books for the weekend". The Statesman. 22 September 2017.
  6. ^ "A boy's journey to make it big in life; and everything in between". Deccan Chronicle. 11 September 2017.
  7. ^ "नॉवेल गॉन आर द डेज प्रकाशित, युवाआें काे आ रही पसंद". patrika.com.
  8. ^ "Gone are the Days is the story of a solitary boy, says author Gaurav Sharma". Deccan Chronicle. 10 October 2017.
  9. ^ "In conversation with Gaurav Sharma about his book Gone are the Days and the journey it portrays". The Asian Age. 10 October 2017.
  10. ^ "Gaurav Sharma Interview – Gone are the Days Book". WriterStory.
  11. ^ "2014 BJMC Results" (PDF). GGSIU Results.
  12. ^ "The Graduands: June 8, 2016 - 2:00 pm". Issuu.com.
  13. ^ Arora, Amit (21 October 2018). "Gaurav Sharma's latest book 'God of the Sullied' has sparked interest". Free Press Journal. Retrieved 12 January 2019.
  14. ^ "'गॉन आर द डेज' नॉवेल को पसंद कर रहे हैं YOUTH, लेखक बोले- 'जिंदगी की है कहानी'". samacharplus.com.
  15. ^ "Gaurav Sharma Interview – Gone are the Days Book". WriterStory.
  16. ^ "Annual Quality Assurance Report (AQAR) Pg. 14" (PDF). jimsd.org.
  17. ^ "Photography Redefined". Google Books.
  18. ^ "2014 another title to be released" (PDF). National Book Trust.
  19. ^ "NIMCJ Library Catalogue: Development and Communication Morphosis". nimcj.org. National Institute of Mass Communication and Journalism.
  20. ^ "From textbooks to novels: A young author's search for success". Business Standard. 20 September 2017.
  21. ^ Sharma, Gaurav (2016). Gone are the Days. New Delhi: Kaplaz Publications, an imprint of Gyan Books Pvt. Ltd. ISBN 9789351282372.
  22. ^ "World Book Day: Here's why reading is important, say authors". Deccan Chronicle. 23 April 2018.
  23. ^ "'The Indian Story of an Author': A Symbolic Protest". United News of India. 7 July 2018.
  24. ^ "Authors share more about their favourite reads on Book Lovers Day". The Asian Age. 9 August 2018.
  25. ^ "God of the Sullied: A Tale of Kismet & Karma in Kaliyuga". United News of India. 30 September 2018.
  26. ^ "Publishing house founded by writer, for writers". United News of India. 12 May 2019.