A writer of musings and emotions, Gaurav Sharma is as eccentric as a person with two diverse hobbies,
Mathematics and Writing, ought to be. Mathematics feeds him but writing satiates him. Born in
September, 1973, he has been teaching mathematics for last twenty-three years and has worked in
reputed schools of Delhi. In addition to a degree in mathematics, he has a master’s degree in English
He has been writing since his childhood. The passion kept growing ambitious over the years. His pen has
produced three widely acclaimed novels- ‘Love @ Air Force’ (2013), ‘RAPESCARS… They Never Heal’
(2014), ‘Dawn At Dusk (2016)’, and a children’s story book ‘Unbudgeted Innocence’ (2017). As an author,
he yearns to create a stir through his stories.
He lives on the outskirts of Delhi with his wife, Swati and two children, Arnav and Akshika.
Q.1 While you were inking your Book ‘Rapesacrs’, what was your thoughts appearing in your mind? The theme is based on Woman, would you put some light on the same, letting your readers know, what made you ink this book? And what was the target set in your mind, for the readers?
Ans: It came to mind suddenly. I was writing another book at that time. I shelved it and started writing the story. The protagonist Akriti, is half my age and a female. It was challenging and I had to research a lot.
Q. 2 What brought you into this world of literature?
Ans: I started writing when I was a child. My dad encouraged me a lot, then my teachers appreciated me and it became a hobby.
Q.3 Apart from writing, what else you do? Is writing a part time friendship or a passionate work in you?
Ans: Writing is my passion. I teach mathematics for living. Mathematics satiates my belly, writing satiates my soul.
Q.4 So far you’ve published 3 novella of yours, and few of your Anthologies, which your readers appreciated a lot.
But, making a situation for you here: If you would have been a debut writer, what you would have done? You would have went with straight walk for the novella publication, or you would have started your journey as writing for blogs, and short stories.?
Ans: Can’t really tell. It is like crossing the bridge when you reach it. I would do what my heart will say. You can’t and you must not force a writer in you. Let it go with the flow. My novel was published before I started writing blogs. Short stories came much later.
You must not enslave your creativity. Never .
Bonus Question: Sir, how do you cope up with criticism, if your readers ends up putting negative comments.
Ans: Criticism is always more precious than praise. It helps you to improve. Assess yourself on the critique and see if it is true.
What’s next in your library? How is the race in the journey of writings? Where you’re seeing yourself in the coming years, and what you’re going to focus in the coming duration if time?
Ans: My agent is already negotiating for my next IT ALL HAPPENED IN THE SCHOOL, a hard hitting story about the harsh reality of private schools.
Also, LOVE AT AIR FORCE is being republished. My first हिन्दी book will also be out soon.
Writers are like a barren desert without readers. To a writer, readers are like gods who value his existence.
So, I would extend my humble gratitude to all my readers. Their praise inspire me. I am grateful to them for all the support. I promise, I will keep giving them soul stirring stories. Thank you.
He can be reached on Facebook at: https://m.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001538835062&ref=content_filter