Author Bio: Meet Ashish Shrivas, a talented writer and poet hailing from the holy land of “Chang-Bhakhar” in Chhattisgarh. Born to teacher parents, Ashish was raised with a deep love for education and a passion for creativity. After completing his initial studies in his home village, he went on to earn a Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Education from Sant Gurughasidas Education College, Pachpedi, followed by a degree in Chemistry from Atal Bihari Vajpayee University, Bilaspur. He later pursued his post-graduation in Hindi Literature at Shaheed Nand Kumar Patel University, Raigarh.
While studying education, Ashish found his true calling in writing and activism. He has contributed to various genres of writing and has even had his ghazals included in “Kavya Sagar”, a common collection of selected poets from across the country. His passion for poetry has also led him to participate in Kavi Sammelans and Mushairas, where he has been recognized with prestigious awards such as Kavya Lahari and Kavya Shikhar Samman.
Ashish’s dedication to education and love for writing have made him a force to be reckoned with in the literary world. His unique perspective and creative flair make him a writer to watch out for in the years to come.
The Literature Times: Author, welcome to The Literature Times. Congratulations on the publication of your book! What feedback do you get from your readers? Please share your thoughts on this book.
Author: Thanks ! By working with you we have given birth to abook, congratulations to you too for this. “Tum Aur Ishq” depicts the different aspects of love and the readers proved that there is no
dearth of love lovers and love readers, with a good and youthful response they related to the book. I thank all the readers.
The Literature Times: What motivates you to become a writer?
Author: You know that writing gives you a way to express your feeling which you cannot express by just smileys or emoticons. What inspires me to write on a particular subject or person is the
emotion that comes to me and when it crosses the limits of my expression. A never ending keen vision that never ends regardless of my mood swings.
And a great inspiration with whom you can share your writing and in return he appreciates your efforts and tells you his honest view on it. I am lucky to have friends who watch and appreciate
my every writing and give their honest views as they also have deep insight into almost everything as they are also good readers.
The Literature Times: What are your favourite writing topics? Please tell us a little bit about your literary interests.
Author: My literary interest is inspired by the small happenings happening among all of us, like a leaf falling from a tree, a butterfly flying, raindrops kissing the earth, a flower blooming, the sound of a cricket, the twinkling of stars, Firefly burning In all these events there is literature, there is song, there is music. Love is the main reason for my literary interest, and I have been searching forlove around me, reading love, writing love. And like this I want to be connected with love.
The Literature Times: We were hoping you might tell us about some of the authors that have influenced you and who you read!
Author: yes …! I have many favorite authors and poets whom I have read and listened to. Bashir Badr, Khumar barabanki sahab ,Geet Chaturvedi, Kumar Vishwas, Phanishwarnath Renu, John Elia, Kunwar Bechain and many more names are close to me, I am just trying to know about love and love, just in this effort I have felt.
The Literature Times: The title is unique and appealing; how did you come up with them? Please tell us the story behind it.
Author: The journey till the title “Tum Aur Ishq” has been made easy by my friends. Along with listening and reading me, it is also his job to correct my mistakes. And after I finished writing the book, I started thinking about its title. And I was unable to reach any conclusion, my friends suggested different titles out of which most people agreed on “Tum Aur Ishq” and from there the name of the book was “Tum Aur Ishq”.
The Literature Times: What are your achievements so far? Tell us something about your writing career.
Author: I have been crazy about Sher-o-Shayari since school days, with time my interest kept increasing and I tried to express my feelings in my broken language. With time my writing kept improving and today I have become more comfortable in putting my feelings on paper. I feel that I still have a lot to learn, a lot of work to do, I don’t know anything yet, I don’t know anything. Moving forward in this search, I wish to get literature and believe that my efforts may yield some good results.
For the first time, I gave a presentation on stage at the Kavi Sammelan of “Ujjain” Madhya Pradesh, organized by Sahitya Sagar, in which writers from 13 states of the country participated. After that, I have been participating in other programs from time to time. Awarded with Kavya Lahari Samman 2021, Kavya Shikhar Samman 2021.
The Literature Times: What is your current goal in writing a career? How do you see your future in writing?
Author: I love to read, that’s where my curiosity to write arose, we express by writing what we can’t say, I never thought about career like this, I don’t have any big ambition. Now we have taken the path,
let’s see how far the energy remains, where we can reach, the results obtained by balancing time and self are acceptable and will be in the future also.
The Literature Times: Do you have any other novels in the works? Please keep us updated on your future endeavours.
Author: It is not right to say much in this regard right now! But I would like to inform my readers through you that I have made up my mind to work on anovel and will try to reach you soon.
The Literature Times: How do you view Indian writing in the twenty-first century? What changes do you see in today’s writing style? Do you feel it has been changed by the time?
Author: Indian writing in the twenty-first century has seen a significant evolution in terms of style,content, and themes. The younger generation of writers is more experimental and contemporary in their approach, breaking away from traditional narratives and exploring new forms of storytelling.
There is also a greater emphasis on diverse voices and perspectives, with writers from marginalized communities gaining recognition and visibility. Additionally, the impact of globalization and technology has influenced the way Indian writers engage with the world and address contemporary issues. Overall, Indian writing in the twenty-first century is more dynamic, inclusive, and reflective of the changing times.
The Literature Times: How simple/difficult was it for you to publish your book? What message do you want to send to aspiring authors?
Author: I can provide general advice to aspiring authors. Writing and publishing a book can be a challenging and time-consuming process, but it is also a rewarding one. My message to aspiring
authors is to keep writing and never give up on their dreams. It’s essential to hone your craft, seek feedback from others, and be persistent in pursuing publication opportunities. Remember that
rejection is a natural part of the process, but it should not discourage you from continuing to improve and share your work with the world. Keep writing, keep learning, and keep pushing yourself to be the best writer you can be.