Partridge India Author| Colonel Sudhir Jee Sharma, Military Anecdotes
Partridge India introduces Colonel Sudhir Jee Sharma, author of Military Anecdotes.
Please briefly describe your book.
Military Anecdotes is my dream book. After spending thirty years in Army boots and going through all ups and downs of Military life, I realized that Humour is the single most important factor which keeps the morale of soldiers high. Nowadays Soldiers live a real stressful life which involves terrorists, Naxalites, enemy countries, media, human right and political interferences… When you see them in movies or in documentaries you only see that serious stuff but Soldiers do have a funny side of themselves and it’s that humour which keeps them smiling. Though soldiers rarely pen down their anecdotes, I took this pledge to bring this all in a written book form for all the readers of the world. Let them peek into the human life of Soldiers!
Who is the author “behind” the book?
I am the author and collector of all anecdotes and jokes from Indian Military and Russian Army. I have written books Ordered to Laugh and Krut the Impossible. I have been foraying into the creative and literary world since my school days. I was the first political cartoonist for Newspapers in Dehradun. Later I designed cards and web sites for many companies. My art work found buyers in the USA, the UK and in the corporate world. I am an alumni of IIT Delhi, CFTRI Mysore and IMA Dehradun. I represented India in UNESCO (United Nations) in Chicago. Now I am writing film scripts for Hindi and English movies.
Which influences have inspired you, with regard to your writing style and your book itself?
None, I have my own style but one guy which comes to my mind was the cartoonist R K Laxman and as a humor series Dennis the Menace.
What is the one message you would like to convey to your readers about your book?
Through this book, know your soldiers and military and feel the simple human life behind the diehard and daring look of Soldiers.
Are you working on a sequel to your book?
Yes the book will have a sequel and I want military of different countries to contribute for this book.
Are there any events, marketing ideas or promotions planned for your book?
In India, Col RVS Rathore, Minister for Information and Broadcasting and minister for youth affairs and sports will be releasing my book. I shall be intimating all military est through my channels about the book.
What was your favourite part of your publishing experience?
Collection of anecdotes in their raw form.
What did you think of your Partridge experience?
Good guidance and exposure to a very wide platform.
Finally, what advice would you give to aspiring authors?
Self publishing is a good option.