In Conversation with Eminent Author – Devendra Gauttam

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Writing has been an expression to present our thoughts , fear and other untold expressions infront of people. Let us talk to an eminent author about his journey in writing

Devendra Gauttam is an author, poet and teacher. He hails from a small town Sikandra which is located in the Dausa district of Rajasthan, in India. He was born on the Fifteenth day of February in 1991. He  has completed his M.A., B. Ed. in English literature from University Of Rajasthan. At present he resides in the education hub city Kota where he is  posted.

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What motivated you to become an author?

Firstly, I have a keen interest in literature since when I was in my 12th class. In my graduation I studied to William Shakespeare, William Wordsworth, John Keats, John Milton, John Dryden, P. B. Shelly, K. Singh, Kamla Das, Rabindranath Tagore and R. K. Narayan intensely. Their incredible works had a great impact on me. The more I read, the more I felt to write. Through books I learnt that word after a word is power. So I had set my mind to write.

              Secondly, I struggled a lot to achieve my dreams. I left no stone unturned. I faced lots of ups and downs in my short life. The circumstances I suffered by, have motivated me to become an author.

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Tell us something about your book “The English Teacher”.

“The English Teacher : A Struggle Story” contemporary and autobiographical fiction is my recent launch which brought me fame and flame. In which I focused on the burning problem unemployment. This novel is based on a true story. The protagonist with an inborn lump above his right eyebrow, introvert in nature, nurtured by grandparents has; a hobby of writing, a dream to be successful writer and needs a government job to fulfill his ambitions who falls in a bad company and gets supplementary in matrix. He comes in touch with two beautiful girls who become his ideal later. In his final year of graduation his family forces him to enter in the wedlock and with a rich and educated beautiful girl he gets married. He loves to teach English and wants to be a govt English teacher. While pursuing in a competition exam he caught by the police and has been charged under IPC act 283. He looses his conscious in a family dispute, after getting his conscious back he finds himself as a new birth. He leaves his home and migrates in a city to achieve his dreams. There he spends many days empty stomach. He works hard as a watchman for 22 hours out of 24 each day for four years. His spouse helps him a lot in his low time. He fails in many competitive exams and after all he finds his own strategies to solve any competitive exam paper. Finally he succeeds in chasing his dream. His family members come back to him and feel sorry. He himself writes his struggle  story and gets published. His book becomes best seller in few days. A film production company buys the copyrights and his struggle story turns into a blockbuster movie. Thus full of so many twists the story comes into an happy ending.

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What are the feedbacks on this book?

To be honest, the feedbacks are unexpected. Not only it brought many feathers on my cap but also has been selected for the many prestigious awards such as “The Author Of The Year Award-2022 (fiction) by Ukiyoto, Toronto which is associated with Jaipur Literature Festival, Humanitarian Excellence Award 2021, Literary Icon award 2021 & many more.  Still, mentioning five star rating on Amazon with precious reviews from worldwide.

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Tell us something about your journey in writing.

I’ve composed hundreds of sonnets in Indian style. Among them many have already published in the several anthologies and have been very remarkable and popular. Among them: First Love, Why Do I Love You, The Solo Dancer, Beauty, Butterfly, If I Died That Night, The Masterpiece,  Voice of The Ganga, Guest and Ghost, Where I First Saw The Light, Mirror, The Pandemic, Smile, On Diary, My Childhood, She Fell From the Stairs, Sleepless City, Memories Of College Days, Memories last Forever, Love In The Lockdown etc.

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Give advice to the youth on writing.

According to me, “Writing something imaginary is a talent as well a miracle. In this world none but only 5% people have this talent. If you can write something creative, be sure you are one among them. Make the best use of this God given gift. Cherish it by writing as much as you can till the last breath. You have the power to change the world. Let  your pen run naked on the pages. Let the world know your thoughts. And never ever afraid of criticism.”

How can people connect with yoy?

Be a member of his Instagram family @author_devendra_gauttam

Or email him @? authordevgauttam@gmail.com

 

Interview by : Subhechcha Ganguly

 

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