Author Interview: The Sojourn by Rupansh Gupta

 

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The Sojourn

The true knowledge can be obtained by knowing oneself. But to know oneself, light has to be shone on the way to knowledge. ‘The Sojourn’ is a book which helps to discover oneself. In the midst of any problem, it helps to bring out the solution from within. After reading and understanding this book, the reader will never remain the same. He will see the world in its true grandeur. The secrets embedded in all creations of God, have been telling the truths from time immemorial. In a poetic style, the words bring out the beauty in all the creations. When included in the education system, it will build the foundations of children. Thus, ‘The Sojourn’ helps to live an
enlightened life.

The book has won awards from various institutions in India viz. ‘Contribution of CA Towards Society Award’ from The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, ‘Special Recognition Award’ from Nishkam Sewa Bharti Trust.

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Rupansh Gupta:

Rupansh is a Chartered Accountant, Master of Business Administration,Chartered Financial Analyst by qualification. He also achieved an award for securing highest marks in Chartered Accountancy exams in India. He has been thinking about the truths and secrets of the universe since his childhood. This, coupled with his passion for writing, led to the book, ‘The Sojourn’. Keeping the language of the book simple for readers, he put depth in content unlike normal poetry. The book has won various awards and is being liked by many around the world. He took his writing further by writing the novel, ‘Pulchritude – An Eternal Love Story’. The author feels that good writing alone helps the world to become better and enlightened.

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Interview

Any other books in the works? Goals for future projects?

The novel, ‘Pulchritude – An Eternal Love Story’ is under publication. It is a love story set in the 15th century Europe. More details when the book comes out.

What inspired you to want to become a writer?

The urge to express my thoughts in words inspired me to become a writer. I think a lot and if i don’t put my thoughts on paper, i don’t feel that my thought process is complete.

If you could jump in to a book and live in that world, which would it be?

Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling of course. I love the world of magic created in that book.

Is there a song you could list as the theme song for your book or any of your characters?

Yes, as a matter of fact, there are three songs of my book, ‘The Sojourn’ available on net to listen and download.

What’s the best advice anyone has ever given you?

My father CA Ashwani Gupta always gives me advice to give the best and leave everything else to God. I feel that it is the best advice i have ever received.

What do you do in your free time?

I am always immersed in creating one new thing or another. Whether it be a piece of writing or music.

What is you favorite way to spend a rainy day?

First take bath in the rain and afterwards look at the rain and write something.

Favorite historical person?

Leonardo Da Vinci. I have read his memoirs and i have always been astounded by his intelligence and way of thinking.

Happiest moment in your life so far

Every moment i spend with my family is a happy moment of my life.

What makes your book standout from the crowd?

‘The Sojourn’ is a poetry book by relevance. When i was thinking on the subject, i thought, “What would be the best way to express my thoughts?” The answer came in my mind that the medium of poetry will embellish the thoughts keeping them as succinct as possible. Also i wanted to write a book that was appropriate for everyone, so i came up with ‘The Sojourn’.