Author Rajiv Magan Thakur belongs to a family who had served in the Military for three generations! After completing his studies in the 1990’s, Author Rajiv entered into the field of Computers and for almost 10 years, he worked in the field of Computer Education, where he also made sure to help his students in getting employment after the completion of their studies. After the year 2003, Author Rajiv also worked in the Multi-national Companies for 10 years. It was during this period when Author Rajiv Magan interacted with around One Lakh Americans, where he also got the opportunity to learn about their culture even deeply.
The Literature Times: Well, can you please share your experience about making your work come into the form of book!
Rajiv Thakur: The journey has been long, intense but fulfilling. I always wanted to contribute to the welfare of the society at large and this book has provided the pathway.
The Literature Times: I’ve read your book and I genuinely feel that it’s a great write-up upon the national issue of unemployment, so what inspired you to write a book like this? What was the impetus behind this work of yours?
Rajiv Thakur: During my work as a teacher and librarian, I found that many senior students lacked in basic language skills. I also found out that a big section of the unorganized sector was unable to grow in life due to the same and thus feeling disappointed. The idea to write this book was to mainly spread awareness on key issues like unemployment, education related problems and different ways to overcome it.
The Literature Times: Your book title, ‘Kyaa Bhaarat Mein Berozgaari ki Samasya Hai Ya Seekhne Ki’ goes very well with the book’s content! Therefore, can you please explain the reason for choosing this title for your book!
Rajiv Thakur: The reason for choosing this title was that, though there is an issue of unemployment in our country, it is mainly due to lack of proper learning. I have tried to explain in various articles about the opportunities available in our land.
The Literature Times: In the present era, we read many Authors and Journalists highlighting the national issues of concern through their books, so can you please explain how this book is different from the other books of the same genre?
Rajiv Thakur: It attempts to give the viewer an insight on home evolved success stories and employment opportunities in India. This books goes back in history and also compares with other civilizations, though briefly. It talks about the benefits of learning from our history and culture. There are articles on the need to develop sports culture in the country and current developments on global warming.
The Literature Times: Studying the subject matter of this book, I’m greatly impressed and I want you to explain us, in your version that, how this book is relevant in the present day scenario!
Rajiv Thakur: The book speaks on the prime national issue of unemployment. It not only tells about the causes but also gives workable solutions. Many Students and persons are unable to find their passion or field of work. They are unable to choose the right career path. I have given examples of people who were able to find their career path and achieve their goals. Importance of non-targeted reading in our daily life is also demonstrated with various examples. There is even a mention of our website from which students can self- learn basic English and grammar.
The Literature Times: Sir you were very straightforward with your writings in your book, which I really appreciate. So next, I want you to tell us about some of those writers, who had inspired you!
Rajiv Thakur: I have been inspired by the writings of Gandhiji and Premchand. I am an avid reader of historical material. Newspapers have helped me keep abreast of the developments in India throughout, would like to mention that I caught up the habit of reading a newspaper from the age of 7.
The Literature Times: Is there any message, which you would like to convey to your readers? Or any piece of advice that you would like to give to the readers out there!
Rajiv Thakur: In present time, many career opportunities are available. The need is to be passionate about our choice of work. To find our passion we need to spend some time with ourselves too, and analyze. Book reading is an ideal way to do that.
The Literature Times: Are there any other books being worked by you? Please let us know about your future projects.
Rajiv Thakur: This book is a culmination of many decades of work. At present, I am busy with the promotion of the book. Developing self-study books for the less educated is an area I look forward to work in.