THE WHITE MARBLE BURJI AND OTHER STORIES
“This collection of short stories is an assimilation of ideas, characters and language. It makes one embark on a journey that is thought-provoking, beautiful and real, all at the same time, and leaves one feeling both fulfilled yet hoping for more. The author is a man of many talents and wide experience. He started his career as a commissioned officer in the Indian Navy. After nine years of service, including a year spent on deputation to command a Company of the Border Roads in North Sikkim, he resigned his commission and joined a private sector industry in Kolkata. He went on to become its Managing Director, and then switched to be the President of a Joint Sector Company in Srinagar, Kashmir. Subsequently, he was the Director of a prestigious MBA school (IMT Ghaziabad), when he wrote his book Mind your Management which won the ‘Best Management Book of the Year Award’ from NTPC-DMA.
“Irrespective of the jobs he was doing, Sharat Kumar always upheld his love for literarture. Besides many short stories, his first novel Shikhar aur Seemayen based on his experiences in Sikkim won the literary award of the Delhi Hindi Committee. His other Hindi novel, Lal Kothi Alvida was made into a TV serial and eighty-two half hour episodes of it were telecast at prime time by Doordarshan. He also directed a full-length art film based on this novel which received Certificates of Special Merit at International Film Festivals at Strasbourg and Philadelphia, and a Mejor Actriz, Rashi B Award at Festival de Granada, and was screened at Festival du Cinema de Bruxelles.”
-Dr. Sonal Parmar,Editorial Consultant, National School of Drama