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Interview with Aurijit Ganguly – Author of Book The Shambala Sutras

Aurijit Ganguli is an Engineer by education, a Sales professional by choice, a Traveller by passion and a Foodie by habit—that is perhaps the best description of Aurijit. Right from his childhood, Aurijit has been an avid reader. All along, he developed a durable fondness for both English and Bengali literature on adventure, intrigue, mysticism and spirituality. Aurijit worked in U.S.A. and India for leading multinationals like LG and Oracle, before setting up a Sales Management consultancy firm Bizwin, along with a few other business leaders. Aurijit lives in Bangalore with his wife Keya and humbly supports a few activities in the social sector.


Tell us about the idea behind the book?

The idea was to introduce Shambala to the mainstream audience. Not many readers have  heard about Shambala before. I did a good amount of research on this subject. The more I read, the more I got intrigued. I have always had a spiritual streak in me. So, the idea of Shambala resonated with me deeply.

Your favourite part from the book?

When they decipher the mysterious ancient scroll.

How much time did it take in the process of writing?

About 3 months. 

What did the process of writing this book teach you?

Patience has never been one of my virtues.  The process of writing instilled a sense of patience in me. Not sure how long it will last, though ????

What inspired you to write this book?

Since my childhood, I have been a great fan of stories, full of adventure and thrills. The idea of writing a book came all of a sudden, while I was chatting with a close friend.

I kept  toying with a few possible subjects in my mind.  Had a couple of rounds of discussion with my friend. Finally, we zeroed in on this one, as not too many books have been written on Shambala.  

5 books one must read in a lifetime

It is hard to choose just 5 books, out of so many wonderful ones out there.

Well, here is my list:

  1. Sapiens – by Yuval Noah Harari
  2. The Three Comrades – by Erich Maria Remarque
  3. Life Without Limits – by Nick Vujicic
  4. Apprenticed to A Himalayan Master – by Sri M
  5. The Alchemist – by Paulo Coelho

A book that had an impact on you, which helped you in writing this one?

Apprenticed to A Himalayan Master – by Sri M

Tell us about your publishing journey in 5 words.

Exciting, memorable, tiresome, cathartic and relieving

Tell us about your plans? Planning a new book?

I hope to write my second one in the near future. But I haven’t narrowed down on any subject yet. But given my predilection for this genre,  I believe it will also be an adventure thriller.

What is a literary success for you?

When someone gifts my book to those who matter most to him or her.

A message for all the readers.

If one can really follow the 5 simple Sutras mentioned in the book, he/she is guaranteed to enjoy a fulfilling life.

You have to read the book to know about the sutras and the other pointers.

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