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Friday, February 12, 2016

Author Interview : Rajiv Singh, author of ‘The Unsolicited Billionaire’ (Part 2)

Read up, the second part of Rajiv Singh's Interview. In this, he tells us how the social, political and economic backgrounds of India affected his writingm, dishes out some advice to today's authors, and also gives us information on the next book, he has planned. He also tells us what he's reading currently and also his favourite authors, among others, Folks...



How did the social, political and economic backgrounds of India affect your writing?

As I said, the social, economic and political background of the story runs in realtime. Therefore, of course, these backgrounds affect my writing very much. In my next book also, the readers would identify the social, economic and political scenario throughout the story, though I will not specify the years as I have done in this book.
         
         
Could you tell the readers about your experiences and how it was
Rajiv Singh
related to what you wrote?

I have seen many upper caste poor families, living in distress like Daya Shankar Chaube's, who tries hard to maintain his family of seven with a meagre monthly salary of Rs 3,000 in the story.

Therefore, not only families from Dalit classes are poor and underprivileged, but families from upper caste too. Unfortunately, there is no support for them in the form of reservations and government grants.

Any advice to writers that would like to be published today? How tough is it to be published?

Before submission to publishers, take your time in research and polishing your writing and be convinced yourself. Dont lose patience.

Writing is not about shortcut to fame and money. Moreover, just getting published does not guarantee success.

What is the next book that you have planned?

Its a political thriller with suspense, woven with a terror plot.

Which book are you currently reading?

Currently, I am reading The Kill List’ by Frederick Forsyth.

Who are your favourite authors and why?

Arthur Hailey
Jeffrey Archer, as he too narrates with real time scenario at the background, Arthur Hailey for minute details, pace and anxiety he creates and Chetan Bhagat for creating humour out of small things.

What else do you do on a daily basis? 

Being in a senior government position, not much time is left to do many things on a daily basis, but I try not to miss gym, reading, writing (anything) with the time left, after commitment to the job and the family.

Nowadays, I do one thing for sure on daily basis; promoting and speaking about  my book.
 


You can read the First Part of this Interview right here. You can also catch the Review and also Buy the Book right here.
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