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The Mauryan Secret!

June 23, 2011

As I mentioned long back in a post of mine in October 2010, my dream has been to complete a full sized novel (which very few will eventually read). And for the past few months, I have been perfecting my story, doing my research on history and places, finalizing the characters and I have also actively been striving to improve my craft.

History is a funny topic. It might look bland if you happen to glance through events of the past but the moment, you ask the questions “Why?” and “What if?”, it opens up a whole new interesting dimension to the story. And History as we all know is mostly just one aspect of a story; one sided interpretation of facts.

And this story of mine also started with a big “Why?” and a generous slice of “What if?”

As of today, I have completed a mere 2 pages of the manuscript and I really liked the prologue and am excited about writing more, which augurs well for the occasion.

But to complete the tale, I need to visit a few places. Hopefully in the next year or so, I will get to visit many of the places that I intend to include in the story, from the protected jungles of Kerala to an ancient university in Uttar Pradesh; from the ruins in Gujarat to the war torn area inNorthern Sri Lanka.

Hopefully in the next year or so, I will get to learn a lot more about Kalaripayattu and do more research about ancient Indian Epigraphy as well.

The dream is very simple; I need to complete about 250 pages of the document. I need to do it for myself. Not bothered if it never gets published; but I need to complete it.

The working title of this project is “The Mauryan Secret”.

7 Comments leave one →
  1. June 23, 2011 3:23 am

    Amen !
    OG: 😛 😛

  2. June 23, 2011 9:42 am


    which very few will eventually read
    Is that a prophesy or attempt at optimism?

    Anyways… Do you recall the book “Dork”… which sold pretty well?
    I rest my case.

    All the best, ezhuthukaran!
    OG: danku!

  3. June 24, 2011 1:25 am

    Can I already book a signed copy?? err I promise I will not come in person to get the book and scream “I knew him way before he wrote this book” :mrgreen:

    All the best and in case you need puttu kadala to nourish your brain, you know who to call, dontcha?
    OG: haha! thanks for the offer 🙂 dont tempt me with food 🙂 I just might show up 😛

  4. June 24, 2011 11:04 am

    hmm this sure does sound interesting… do keep us updated…. would suggest learning the Kalaripayattu before going to Gujrat, UP and Sri Lanka… you would baffle people with the ‘edhitha kaal poki.. valutha kaal vaychu….’ movements…. As for the jungles of Kerala…. building up your running skills would help…to tackle those unforeseen troubles… all the best to you…..
    OG: ROFL! yeah, will keep that mind 🙂 Thanks for comment “cocktail party”!

  5. June 25, 2011 6:56 am

    and this would be first novel I am going to buy ! Waiting for that day !!
    OG: thanks machu!

  6. Rajani Ram permalink
    September 24, 2011 11:59 pm

    SO far u have kept me interested with ur blog and ur stories… so a novel with such a title ought to be good…. anyway… eagerly waiting… all the best!… 🙂
    OG: Thanks for the comment and for the inspiration!

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