Eshan Sharma is currently a Class 12th Humanities student from Delhi Public School, Kalyanpur, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh. For his latest book he has received appreciation from:
- Yogi Adityanath
- Justice (Retd.) P.Sathasivam
- N. Vohra, Governor J&K
- MS Swaminathan, Father of the green revolution in India
- Roddam Narasimha, Padma Vibhushan
- CR Rao, Padma Vibhushan
- Rajat Sharma, Editor-in-chief, India TV
- Virendra Sharma, MP, House of Commons, British Parliament etc.
Awards & Recognitions:
- Participated in World Google Science Fair 2016
- Third Prize in Stamp Design Competition, Kanpur Region, Postmaster General, Indian Post
- First prize in Sree Sree Sarbojanin Kali Puja Samiti GK Quiz, IIT Kanpur
- Participated in KVS Regional Social Science Exhibitions etc.
Let us know more about this young author’s writing.
What inspired you to start writing?
I started my voyage at the age of eleven. Initially I started writing poems in Hindi, my first poem was on my late grandmother and my trip to Delhi. That’s how it started. Slowly and gradually I started writing essays and articles in English and two poems in English. The youth, young bloods of my nation motivated me to write ‘The Teacher I Never Met’.
What did you like to read when you were a boy?
I liked reading General Knowledge Quiz books, Biographies, Ruskin Bond and Sudha Murthy. I like to read Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Harivansh Rai Bachchan too.
What is the greatest challenge in writing a book?
The biggest challenge while writing a book is ‘writing’. People often say they can’t go beyond two paragraphs while writing, so the biggest challenge is never giving up in writing.
How much research do you do before writing the book?
Actually it took me almost six years of researching. I watched many speeches, interactions, I read his quotes, I read his books: Wings of Fire and Mission India, I googled some articles on him and by him. I don’t feel it’s a biography rather it’s a journey, an inspiration journey.
What motivated you to write the book “The Teacher I Never Met”?
Expressing yourself, is writing. I started with poetry then for expressing I started writing blogs. So age doesn’t matter much in literature. We have read The Diary of a Young Girl so for me age is not a barrier. India has the largest youth population in the world, motivating them is my main motive. Also I like to stay motivated myself too. So for me writing is self-introspection.
How did you came up with the idea of writing biographical non fiction genre book?
I believe in ‘Write what you like to read’, I like to read biographies and general knowledge book, being a student of Humanities, I thought of writing this book. Basically it’s not a biography so we can’t list it in the Biography genre, it a non-fiction.
Who are your favourite authors?
My favorite authors are my friend Ashwin Sanghi, Palak Tripathi (Debut author, The Colossal Fame), Derek O’Brien, Dr.A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, Sudha Murthy and Ruskin Bond.
How much time do you dedicate for writing on a daily basis?
I am not a regular writer. I am class 12th appearing so I usually write on a holiday for 1-2 hours only. I often write Articles on platforms like Youth ki Awaaz and recently started writing for Voices of Youth, United Nations.
What words of wisdom would you like to give to aspiring writers?
Readers are the creator of authors. I believe today a reader, tomorrow a leader. I Quote KALAM that END is not the End, in fact E. N. D. means Efforts never Dies. Never quit easily, Keep on reading as William Feather once said Books open your mind, broaden your mind, and strengthen you as nothing else can. Never give up while writing and be you, Unique.
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