Rahul Saini

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Rahul Saini
Rahul saini.jpg
Born (1983-05-08) 8 May 1983 (age 35)
Jalandhar, India
OccupationWriter, architect, lecturer
GenreFiction, humour

Rahul Saini is an Indian author of contemporary fiction. His books have strong comic tones and present up-beat stories that portray the fun loving, free spirited and out going character of today's Indian youth. His first book, Those Small Lil’ Things in Life and Love was published in 2008 and made it to several bestsellers' list across the nation.[1][2][3] He believes that today's youth likes fast-paced stories which are either larger than life[citation needed] or which they can relate to. In order to broaden his works' appeal, he avoids addressing themes regarding sex and sleaze.[4]

His novels have numerous references to many movies and T.V. Shows.[5]

He has signed a two-book contract with Penguin India and the first book has been titled Paperback Dreams.[6]

His fourth book, Paperback Dreams fueled a controversy as an exposé detailing the inner workings of the commercial fiction publishing Industry in Delhi; calling it out as the "casting couch for the publishing industry". The term "casting couch" is a euphemism for a process where newcomers must, in order to gain access to the industry, perform sexual favors with the more established members.[7]

Early life[edit]


He was born and brought up in Jalandhar, a small town in Punjab. His keen interest in film, drama and literature drove him to writing after he graduated as an architect attaining a thorough knowledge of Fine Arts and Design apart from Architecture. His first book was a huge nationwide success and within months after the release of the book, he was considered among the top selling contemporary Indian authors.[8]

Himachal Pradesh
During his visit to Himachal Pradesh
During his visit to Himachal Pradesh

List of works[edit]



  1. ^ "Bestseller". the students. jaipur, India. 26 October 2009.
  2. ^ "Bestseller book". NDTV.
  3. ^ 6"Bestseller". The Hindu. Chennai, India. 20 September 2011.
  4. ^ "Book Reviews" (PDF). January 2011: 4.
  5. ^ "Official website". Interview with the author.
  6. ^ "Author Interview". December 2013: 1.
  7. ^ "Author Article". January 2014: 1.
  8. ^ "Top selling contemporary Indian authors". Hindustan Times.

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