Tuhin Sinha

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Tuhin Sinha
Tuhin Sinha in 2019
Tuhin Sinha in 2019
BornTuhin Amar Sinha
Jamshedpur, Jharkhand
OccupationWriter
LanguageEnglish, Hindi
NationalityIndian
CitizenshipIndia
GenrePolitical thrillers, romance, historical novels, non-fiction
Notable worksOf Love and Politics
The Edge of Desire
Daddy
The Legend of Birsa Munda
The Great Tribal Warriors of Bharat

Tuhin Amar Sinha is an Indian author of political thrillers, romance novels and non-fiction works.[1][2] He has also been active as a newspaper columnist and scriptwriter for television. Since 2016, Sinha has been a spokesperson for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).[1][3]

Early life and education[edit]

Sinha was born and brought up in Jamshedpur, Jharkhand.[1] His father was an engineer at Tata Motors, while his mother gave up a career as a lawyer to look after Sinha and his younger brother.[4] Sinha completed his schooling at Loyola School and is a commerce graduate from Hindu College, University of Delhi.[5] He also holds a postgraduate diploma in communications management and advertising from the National Institute of Advertising, New Delhi.[5][6]

Career[edit]

Writer[edit]

Sinha worked for a year in a TV ad sales team in his early twenties but did not enjoy the work.[4] He then moved to Mumbai to find work in the entertainment industry.[4] Having tried unsuccessfully to become an actor, he took a scriptwriting course and started writing for TV;[7] finding this too restrictive for his liking, he turned to writing books, debuting with That Thing Called Love in 2007.[4][8] This was followed by the cricket-themed 22 yards in 2008[8] and the political thriller Of Love and Politics in 2010.[9] Sinha then proceeded to write a number of further political thrillers and romance novels as well as Daddy, a non-fiction book on parenting from a father's perspective (2015),[10] and two books on Development Politics, one of which was with former BJP president Nitin Gadkari.[11][12] In 2021 Sinha published the historical novel The Legend of Birsa Munda (2021), a dramatized account of the life of 19th-century religious leader and tribal revolutionary Birsa Munda, co-written with Ankita Verma,[13][14] followed in 2022 by the non-fiction book The Great Tribal Warriors of Bharat, co-authored with Ambalika.[15]

Politics[edit]

On 31 January 2014, Sinha joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP); in December 2016, he was appointed as the spokesperson for Mumbai region.[1] Sinha subsequently became a national spokesperson of BJP.[16]

In 2016–2017, Sinha was on the Steering Committee of the national #HaveaSafeJourney (#HASJ) awareness campaign, a road safety initiative by the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways.[17][18] In 2017, Sinha filed a plea against Rahul Gandhi, then vice-president of the Congress Party, in the Delhi High Court, alleging that Gandhi had violated the Special Protection Group Act by giving his security detail the slip; the court refused to rule on the matter, saying security was a matter for the government.[19]

Reception[edit]

Reviewing for The Hindu, Reshmi Kulkarni found Of Love and Politics to be a "more head-spinning than heady" political thriller with the occasional splashes of romance; notwithstanding some similarities with a recently released film, Sinha's diligent research and linguistic chops were in full display.[9]

Reviewing The Edge of Desire for the same publication two years later, Kulkarni was less effusive; she found the work to be a one-time-read that suffered from the intense cramming of a multitude of political affairs and more than "giving voice to gender crimes", bemoaned the absence of political leadership.[20] Sayoni Aiyar, reviewing the same book for News18.com, found The Edge of Desire to be "immensely pacey" and making "good use of real-life events" notwithstanding the "inelegant" prose; however, she deplored how Sinha's female lead character, portrayed as an "icon for emancipation", in the end still defined herself entirely by the relationships to the men in her life.[21]

Reviewing for The Deccan Chronicle, Omkar Sane panned Let The Reason be Love as an epitome of mediocrity and predictability.[22] A review of Sinha's non-fiction book on childcare, Daddy (2015), in The New Indian Express described it as "a very well-written book" for "new-generation fathers."[23]

Bibliography[edit]

Fiction[edit]

  • That Thing Called Love.[1]
  • 22 Yards;[24] republished as The Captain.[4]
  • Of Love and Politics.[9]
  • The Edge of Desire.[21]
  • The Edge of Power.[25]
  • Let the Reason Be Love.[22]
  • When the Chief Fell in Love.[26]
  • Mission ShengzhanIndia Fights The Dragon (co-authored with Clark Prasad).[27]
  • The Legend of Birsa Munda (co-authored with Ankita Verma).[28]

Non-fiction[edit]

  • India Aspires: Redefining Politics of Development (co-authored with former BJP president Nitin Gadkari).[11]
  • Daddy.[1]
  • India Inspires: Redefining the Politics of Deliverance.[12]
  • The Great Tribal Warriors of Bharat (co-authored with Ambalika).[15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f IANS (29 December 2016). "Bestseller author Tuhin Sinha becomes new Mumbai BJP spokesman". Business Standard. Retrieved 22 October 2022.
  2. ^ Roy, Catherine Rhea (24 August 2010). "Romance of power". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 22 October 2022.
  3. ^ Goswamy, Ruchika (23 September 2019). "Pune International Literature Festival: 'Is India a Majoritarian State?' — BJP, Cong slug it out". The Indian Express. Retrieved 22 October 2022.
  4. ^ a b c d e Staff (28 May 2012). "'Writing for TV is lucrative, but very restricting'". Rediff. Retrieved 23 October 2022.
  5. ^ a b Bose, Antara (15 June 2010). "Loyola alumnus to release third book". The Telegraph. Retrieved 22 October 2022.
  6. ^ Staff. "Tuhin Sinha". nettv4u. Retrieved 22 October 2022.
  7. ^ Staff (28 April 2005). "Sahara One bags RAPA award for Phir Se". Indian Television. Archived from the original on 23 October 2022. Retrieved 25 October 2022.
  8. ^ a b Staff (6 November 2008). "Beyond 22 Yards". The Hindu. Retrieved 23 October 2022.
  9. ^ a b c Kulkarni, Reshma (4 December 2010). "Twists and turns". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 22 October 2022.
  10. ^ Bhardwaj, Meera (13 January 2015). "The New-age Father". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 23 October 2022.
  11. ^ a b Staff (30 October 2013). "Print Pick". The Hindu. Retrieved 23 October 2022.
  12. ^ a b Express News Service (7 December 2018). "Will run bulldozer over contractor if roads found in bad shape: Nitin Gadkari". The Indian Express. Retrieved 27 October 2022.
  13. ^ Our Bureau, PTI (24 March 2022). "Book on Birsa Munda is befitting tribute to freedom fighter". The Telegraph. Retrieved 22 October 2022.
  14. ^ Staff (20 March 2021). "Cover of Tuhin A. Sinha's 'The Legend of Birsa Munda' revealed". The Times of India. Retrieved 24 December 2021.
  15. ^ a b Anand, Arun (6 August 2022). "Right Word | Remembering the great tribal warriors of Bharat who couldn't make it to our history books". Firstpost. Retrieved 24 October 2022.
  16. ^ TNN (2 February 2019). "Literature festival takes off with tributes to Atal Bihari Vajpayee, V S Naipaul". The Times of India. Retrieved 23 October 2022.
  17. ^ Bose, Antara (28 December 2017). "Turning pages on road safety". The Telegraph. Retrieved 23 October 2022.
  18. ^ TNN (12 October 2017). "Micro Review: Have a Safe Journey is an eye-opening anthology on road safety". The Times of India. Retrieved 23 October 2022.
  19. ^ Staff (22 November 2017). "Delhi High Court rejects plea against Rahul Gandhi". The Hindu. PTI. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 24 December 2021.
  20. ^ Kulkarni, Reshma S. (1 July 2012). "Heady cocktail". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 22 October 2022.
  21. ^ a b Aiyar, Sayoni (25 May 2012). "'Edge of Desire' mirrors growing frenzy in politics". News18.
  22. ^ a b Sane, Omkar (10 January 2016). "Let The Reason Be Love". Deccan Chronicle. Retrieved 23 October 2022.
  23. ^ Bhardwaj, Meera (13 January 2015). "The New-age Father". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 23 October 2022.
  24. ^ Staff (6 November 2008). "Beyond 22 Yards". The Hindu. Retrieved 23 October 2022.
  25. ^ Staff (15 December 2013). "New Arrivals". The Pioneer. Retrieved 22 October 2022.
  26. ^ Staff (16 March 2018). "Author Tuhin A Sinha: We are all suckers for romance". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 7 November 2022.
  27. ^ Swaroop, Ananya (1 December 2021). "Eight Books of 2021 Recommended By Notable Authors To Fill Up Your Literary Diet". Man's World. Retrieved 22 October 2022.
  28. ^ Our Bureau, PTI (24 March 2022). "Book on Birsa Munda is befitting tribute to freedom fighter". The Telegraph. Retrieved 22 October 2022.

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