As they say, “Books are a uniquely portable magic” on this World Book Day, let us all celebrate the reading and exploring books that make us feel like a whole different person. However, it is the authors that pour that magic into the books by creating characters and stories that are etched into our minds. World Book Day gives us an opportunity to celebrate the power of written words. Books have proven to be effective tools to fight loneliness, deepen relations between people, broaden our horizons, and stimulate our minds and imagination over the last year and now when most countries have seen times of confinement and people have had to curtail their time spent outdoors.
Udaipur has a lot of things to be proud of, such as the glistening lakes, palatial hotels, forts, monuments, art, history, etc. But there is one other thing that we have in abundance is Literature. The people and places here are like poetry and gives our young and talented writers a platform to embrace their writing styles. Today is World Book Day, therefore we thought of introducing you to some talented authors from Udaipur who have poured their hearts into written words. Here are some authors from Udaipur you probably didn’t know about!
Sumit Menaria | Author of “Tashree”
Sumit belongs to Rundera village, situated 50 km away from Udaipur. He is a Chartered Accountant by profession but has a penchant for Literature and writing since childhood. Menaria has several articles published under his name in the local newspapers such as Times of India, The Hindu, Dainik Bhaskar, Udaipur Times, and the likes.
Sumit published his debut novel “Tashree”, a mystery and thriller book that involves criminal investigation. It is about the murder investigation of a college-going girl, which unfolds involvements of a nationwide secret organization in the case. The agnostic approach of the novel also throws light on some Hindu spiritual concepts. The novel has already been appreciated by more than 65 thousand readers online. The comics based on this novel have also been published and appreciated by more than 70 thousand readers. Currently, a web series based on this novel is under production by Aditya Bhattacharya and Sameer Pittalwala. This amazing novel is available on Amazon if you folks want to give it a read! Menaria’s second novel, a psychological thriller, “Anamika”, is also quite popular on the internet.
Diksha Singh | Author of “Reflections of the Mortal Mind”
Diksha is a lecturer in Udaipur and loves to write romantic novels. She has worked as a Co-author in the book “Reflections of the Mortal Mind” and has also written some praiseworthy articles in magazines and newspapers. Being an introvert, Diksha has always been into writing and reading. Her hobbies include palmistry, face reading and writing. “Reflections of The Mortal Mind” is an anthology presented by Forever Shinings. It brings together 31 Indian poets and writers who write in English and Hindi languages and represents their work as a whole. You can find the book on Amazon, do give it a read!
Aditya Jain | Author of “Perspective in Visuals”
Aditya Jain is 19 years old, a young entrepreneur and writer from Udaipur. He is fond of technology, literature, art, and photography. His startup Tripod stories™ provides a leading platform to artists and writers across the globe. “Perspective in Visuals” contains writers and artists from 22 states of India, Lahore, Karachi, England, Qatar, Dubai, Malaysia, California, San Francisco, Sri Lanka, and Canada. Aditya dedicated over 10 months of hard work and commitment to complete this self-made project. From designing, marketing, writing development, compilation to publishing and printing were some challenges to look over. If you are interested in visual art and technology, then you must give this a read!
Shashi Bolia | Author of “Nirankush Pravaah”
Shashi has always been passionate about writing. Her novel “Nirankush Pravaah” reflects the social issues burgeoning in our country. After sixty-two years of living, author Shashi Boliya decided to write a book about her life’s thoughts, views, and feelings in the form of amusing stories and poetry. She hopes that as readers progress through the novel, they will notice their own selves mirrored in the characters, whether consciously or unconsciously. Read this gem to unearth your true self!
Sourabh Lakshkar | Author of “26/11 A LOVE STORY”
Sourabh embarked on the journey of writing in 2016 when he published his book “26/11 A Love Story.” Lakshkar is from Udaipur and is currently residing in Mumbai, working in the Indian Film Industry for the past 10 years. He has worked with companies like Netflix, Dice Media-Filter Copy Pocket Aces, Venus, Cutawayy films, Hungry films, Foxymoron Media Solutions, Moment in Time, Long ranger productions, Run & Rise Pvt Ltd, Reel crazy production, Leela pictures, F-13 etc. Sourabh’s book is about a story that unfolds the bitter truth of life. The book shows love, friendship, passion, disappointment, failure, success, with ideas of patriotism. Do give it a read, folks!
Mahak Bansal | Author of “Pearls of Life”
Mahak, a student of class 12th, is passionate about reading and writing. It gives her a path to unleashing her true emotions and beliefs. She loves reading novels and writing poetries. Her book “Pearls of Life” is all about fighting with the circumstances around us and understanding what people go through in every turn of their life. Do give it a read if you are enthusiastic about reading poetry!
So, here were some authors we found in our city who have done amazing work till now. We may have missed a lot of talented authors in this list, so if you know have someone in mind, do let us know in the comment section below or write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org so that we come up with the second part of our “Authors from Udaipur Series”. Till then, take care & stay safe!