Tuhin Sinha

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Tuhin Sinha
OccupationWriter
NationalityIndian
GenreFiction, politics, romance
Notable worksThat Thing Called Love
Of Love and Politics
22 Yards
The Edge of Desire
The Edge of Power
Daddy

Tuhin A. Sinha is an Indian author and politician. [2] He is known for the novels Mission Shengzhan, The Legend Of Birsa Munda, When The Chief Fell In Love, The Edge of Power,[3] The Edge of Desire,[4] Of Love and Politics,[5] That Thing Called Love,[6] 22 Yards, Let The Reason Be Love[7][8] and Daddy.[9]

He is a spokesperson for the Bharatiya Janata Party.[10]

Early life and education[11][edit]

Tuhin was born and brought up in Jamshedpur, Jharkhand. He completed his schooling at Loyola School, and obtained a B. Com. (H) from Hindu College, University of Delhi.

Writing career[edit]

In September 2000, Tuhin shifted to Mumbai to pursue a career in the entertainment industry. Since 2006, he has written six novels - Of Love And Politics, The Edge of Desire, The Edge of Power, 22 Yards, That Thing Called Love and Let The Reason Be Love.[12]

Tuhin's first novel, That Thing Called Love, was released on 25 September 2006.[13] It is set against the backdrop of Mumbai monsoons. The Captain was his second novel published as 22 Yards in August 2008 by Westland.[14][15] Rupa Publishers re-published it in 2011 with a new title. That Thing Called Love and The Captain have been released in Hindi and Bengali by Diamond Books, Delhi. The Marathi version of That Thing Called Love is being published by Mehta Publishing House, Pune.

Tuhin's third English novel, Of Love and Politics, published by Hachette India, was released on 2 July 2010 at IHC, New Delhi, followed by events in Mumbai,[16] Kolkata,[17] Bangalore and Pune. The book is known for its peculiar interplay between personal relationships and political alliances which are present throughout the book.

His fourth novel, The Edge of Desire, was published by Hachette India in May 2012. It follows a rape victim who goes on to become a top political leader.[18]

His fifth novel, The Edge of Power [19] was released on 14 December 2013 at the Taj Literature Festival, Agra.[20]

His sixth book, Daddy, is a nonfiction account of contemporary Indian parenting from a father's perspective.[21]

His seventh book, Let the Reason Be Love, is about contemporary urban relationships.[22]

HIs eighth novel, a political thriller When the Chief Fell in Love, was released on 14 February 2018.[23]

Tuhin co-authored the book India Aspires with former BJP president Nitin Gadkari.[24] The book brings forth development ideas and espouses increased production of bio-fuel and solar energy to improve the country's rural economy.[25]

Tuhin has also contributed guest columns to Indian publications including The Times of India,[26][27] DNA[28][29] and Grazia.

He has scripted several TV shows. He co-wrote the soap Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai between November 2011 and April 2012. Other serials he has worked include Pyar Ki Kashti Mein (Star One, 2004-5), Koi Dil Mein hai (Sony, 2004-5), Dekho Magar Pyar se (Star, 2005), Waqt Batayega Kaun Apna Kaun Paraya (Sony, 2008) and Afsar Bitiya (Zee, 2012). A TV film, Phir Se, based on a story written by Tuhin and premiered on Sahara One, won the RAPA Award for best telefilm in 2005.[30]

Acting career[edit]

Tuhin acted in a couple of series in the early stages of his career. He also acted in a promo and music video for his first novel, That Thing Called Love.[31]

Political career[edit]

In 2010, Tuhin began to support Narendra Modi as PM.[32] On 31 January 2014, he formally joined the BJP and was appointed Mumbai BJP spokesperson in December 2016.[33][34] He has been involved in helping the government on road safety campaign initiatives.[35][36]

Critical response[edit]

The Edge of Desire

  • "The Edge of Desire is worth a read to understand the quirks of fate, the machinations of politics and what a combustible combination the two can make." – The Hindu[37]
  • "The book's immensely pacy – mirroring exactly the frenetic developments in Indian politics where a split second can transform people's lives. Sinha's made good use of real-life events as markers in Shruti's political and personal life. The Mahabharata metaphor is thought-provoking and Sinha's also done a fair job of showing the different, often clashing sides of his characters' personalities" – ibnlive.com[38]
  • "The book has an interesting plot, considering the immensely political times we live in…Sinha covers a wide swathe, keeping his narrative interesting while portraying Shruti's 'it's complicated' status, be it her rocky personal or professional life" – rediff.com[39]

Of Love And Politics

  • "Indeed, in today's age of monosyllabic phrases and grammatically horrifying SMS-lingo, it is commendable to have a writer like Sinha who can so adeptly weave Shakespearean phrases like 'phlegmatic propensities' and 'puerile denials' with Shashi Tharoor-esque aplomb in his work." – The Hindu[40]
  • "The book throws up well-researched and lesser-known trivia about Indian political history that is very illuminating. Tuhin represents a breed of young Indian authors who are conscious of their roots and who keep an eye on their political surroundings." – Deccan Herald[41]

That Thing Called Love

  • "… an urban metropolitan reader may easily be able to relate to the dynamics governing the rising complexities in relationships."- Shaaditimes.com[42]
  • "'That Thing Called Love' reveals the latent truth and the radical changes that happen in the relationships of contemporary times."- Theviewspaper.net[43]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Author and Politician
  2. ^ "She was my type..." The Times of India. 3 November 2010. Retrieved 11 November 2010.
  3. ^ "Loyola Alumnus Comes Out With Fifth Thriller". The Pioneer. 2 December 2013.
  4. ^ "Interview With Tuhin Sinha". Rediff. 28 May 2012.
  5. ^ "Romance Of Power". The Hindu. 24 August 2010.
  6. ^ "Author Tuhin A. Sinha and That Thing Called Love". Shaadi Times. Retrieved 11 November 2010.
  7. ^ "Back Flap". Tribune. 17 January 2016.
  8. ^ "About The Book". Rupa Publications.
  9. ^ "About Daddy". Harper Collins.
  10. ^ https://indianexpress.com/article/india/is-india-a-majoritarian-state-bjp-cong-slug-it-out-6019511/=. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  11. ^ "On Tuhin Sinha". Net TV.
  12. ^ "A New Literary Breed". The Hindu.
  13. ^ "Author Tuhin A. Sinha and That Thing Called Love". Shaadi Times.
  14. ^ "Beyond 22 Yards". The Hindu. 6 November 2008.
  15. ^ "Drug Abuse Exists". Financial Express.
  16. ^ "Spinning a good yarn". The Indian Express.
  17. ^ "People Came Together For Love and Politics". Times Of India.
  18. ^ "Book Review". Helter Skelter.
  19. ^ "Book Review". The Punekar.
  20. ^ "About the committee". Taj Colloquim.
  21. ^ "Five Questions On Fatherhood With Tuhin Sinha". Swaddle.
  22. ^ "Let The Reason Be Love". Deccan Chronicle.
  23. ^ "When the Chief Fell in Love". Word Pinnacle.
  24. ^ "Print Pick". The Hindu.
  25. ^ "A Visionary Performer". India Unbound.
  26. ^ "End Violence Against Women". The Times Of India.
  27. ^ "Fight Smart To Fight Corruption". The Times Of India.
  28. ^ "Believe In Yourself". DNA.
  29. ^ "Fixing The Scourge Of Betting". DNA.
  30. ^ "Sahara One bags RAPA award for Phir Se". Indian Television. 28 April 2005.
  31. ^ "That Thing Called Love- Promo". YouTube. 29 September 2007.
  32. ^ "I am an Aam Aadmi and I support Modi". News18. 15 January 2014.
  33. ^ "Tuhin Sinha appointed spokesperson for BJP in Mumbai". 29 December 2016.
  34. ^ "Tuhin Sinha on Rajnikanth in Politics". India Today. 23 May 2017.
  35. ^ "Launch of road safety campaign". Motor India.
  36. ^ "Art auction to help drought-hit farmers". Femina. 15 June 2016.
  37. ^ "Heady Cocktail". The Hindu. 1 July 2012.
  38. ^ "Book Review". News 18.
  39. ^ "Interview with Tuhin Sinha". Rediff.
  40. ^ "Twists and Turns". The Hindu.
  41. ^ "Interplay Of Love and Politics". Deccan Herald. 7 August 2010.
  42. ^ "Book Review". Shaadi Times.
  43. ^ "That Thing Called Love". The Viewspaper.

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