Wednesday, Jul 6 2022 | Time 21:00 Hrs(IST)
image
India


'The Indian Story of an Author': A symbolic protest

'The Indian Story of an Author': A symbolic protest

New Delhi, July 8 (UNI) Canada-based Indian author Gaurav Sharma's new book is heavily laced with sarcasm.
'The Indian Story of an Author', published by Think Tank Books, is a result of Sharma’s frustration at getting rejected by several publishers while pitching his novel, 'God of the Sullied'.
The 100-page book has only one chapter that in three lines summarises the irony of getting published in India.
While this book could be seen as some non-serious work by a segment of readers, others deem it as a strong message to the writing community.
In an interview with UNI, the 26-year-old author said, 'I left the book intentionally blank in order to express disagreement with the traditional publishing industry as majority of them publish only romance books despite getting many good manuscripts in different genre.'
Through the book, Sharma warns aspiring writers about the hardships they would face while pitching their works to mainstream publishers in India.
Sharma said he was shocked after he got emails from some reputed publishing houses rejecting his manuscript initially and asking for huge amounts of money to publish it. The theme of Sharma’s book is clearly depicted in on its cover page. 'The Indian Story of an Author' is a mix of wit and serious sarcasm.
He is now working on a sequel, 'God of the Sullied,' which has not yet found a home.
UNI JW RP KAS 1001

More News

40-year old man held in molestation case

06 Jul 2022 | 8:13 PM

New Delhi, July 6 (UNI) Delhi Police has arrested a 40-year-old man in connection with a case related to alleged sexual harassment of a woman at the Jor Bagh Metro station last month.

see more..
No Indian should be deprived of opportunities due to language: PM

No Indian should be deprived of opportunities due to language: PM

06 Jul 2022 | 8:06 PM

New Delhi, July 6 (UNI) No Indian should be deprived of the best information, knowledge, skill and opportunity just because of language, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Wednesday, while questioning why should the intellectual space be restricted to a few people, who know a particular language.

see more..
ICG rescues 22 crew of sinking ship off Porbandar

ICG rescues 22 crew of sinking ship off Porbandar

06 Jul 2022 | 7:57 PM

New Delhi, July 6 (UNI) Indian Coast Guard on Wednesday rescued all 22 crew of a distressed vessel MT Global King in a swift operation 185 km off Porbandar coast.

see more..
Varun Gandhi slams govt over LPG price hike

Varun Gandhi slams govt over LPG price hike

06 Jul 2022 | 7:31 PM

New Delhi, July 6 (UNI) Bharatiya Janata Party MP Varun Gandhi on Wednesday said Indians were buying the most expensive cooking gas in the world, as the price of LPG cylinders was raised by Rs 50 and reached Rs 1050 per cylinder.

see more..
Naqvi resigns from union ministry

Naqvi resigns from union ministry

06 Jul 2022 | 6:08 PM

New Delhi , July 6 (UNI) Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Friday resigned as Union Minority Affair Minister , sources said. Naqvi's resignation comes a day before his tenure as Rajya Sabha MP ends.

see more..
image