About Gopalakrishnan Dharmaraj
Gopalakrishnan Dharmaraj was born on August 11th, 1996, and grew up at Ramnathapuram, which is the southernmost point in India. He has loved writing since he was a young boy, and a buddy of his encouraged him to read novels in addition to comic books and science fiction. Even as youngster, he choose the Myth than the conventional.
Gopalakrishnan Dharmaraj, an aerospace engineer by vocation, received his master’s degree in engineering from the University of Hertfordshire in the United Kingdom and now works as a research intern in his free time. He enjoys writing while sipping tea, doing some technical computer work for research, and reading books. The first novel by Gopalakrishnan Dharmaraj is really beyond Forever.
LiFT: Tell us about your book, the journey of writing it and its content.
Gopalakrishnan: The book that I penned is called Mahabharata, and it is believed to be the fifth Veda due to the fact that the tales that were written in that book include both negative and positive narratives. The process of creating this book presented me with a number of challenging obstacles, and I picked up a lot of knowledge about dharma and adharma in the process. I am unsure as to whether or not the events in the narrative really took place in the world, but the lesson was very important for human beings in order to actually live a happy existence. The life that must have both enlightenment and the capacity to tolerate immorality is the life that is ideal.
LiFT: Why you chose this title?
Gopalakrishnan: Because the Mahabharat, a well-known Indian epic, is required reading for everyone, selecting the name “FIFTH VEDA” as the book’s title is not a particularly difficult task at all. The fact that the Vedas are written in an ancient language and contain information that is not directly relevant to humans means that most people do not have a particularly strong interest in them. However, if the Vedas were presented in the form of narratives, they might appeal more to people’s individual preferences in terms of how they think.
LiFT: When did you realize that you want to be a writer and what’s your inspiration behind it?
Gopalakrishnan: When I was younger, I was an average student who did not have a proper interest in studies; even my parents did not care much about my studies because I was still a child. However, when I became an adult, they began to caution me for my low grade, and eventually I learned a magic word from my father that made me continue to follow this step even to this day. He asked me to write a draught while I was studying, and this is the advice that has made me continue to follow this step even to this day. Even so, it compelled me to compose an essay all by myself, although it was riddled with grammatical mistakes. Later on, with the assistance of instructors, I learned to remedy ridiculous mistakes, and later on, I had a stronger interest in reading comics. Fortunately, a friend of mine encouraged me to proceed with books in addition to comics. These things inspired me to read so many novels in my own language even I had a bigger interest towards the books written by author Amish and even till now I am a huge admirer of Amar Chitra Katha.
LiFT: Where do you see yourself ten years down the line in the world of literature?
Gopalakrishnan: This is such a complicated issue, and although I am unable to provide definitive answers, I do have high hopes that I will become a better author in the years to come because to the tireless efforts I put in and the encouragement I get from my fellow readers.
LiFT: How much do you think marketing or quality of a book is necessary to promote a particular book and increase its readers?
Gopalakrishnan: In today’s fast-paced world, effective marketing of a product is very vital. On the other hand, thanks to advancements in digital technology, effective marketing strategies have become much simpler to implement in today’s technological age. However, in today’s world, the quality of reading and even are drained to the core, but it can be enhanced with the assistance of excellent quality material. Even though people in our contemporary world are clever, they are still seeking for good ideas and even good movies.
LiFT: What is the message you want to spread among folks with your writings?
Gopalakrishnan: Writing is an art that has to be practiced until it makes you feel as if your life is worth living. To my good fortune, I entertained the idea of writing, and I even went ahead and accomplished it out of my own personal interest. Therefore, stop deliberating and simply get the job done. I am a novice when it comes to writing novels, but I have no doubt that the arduous work I put in will one day bring me to the pinnacle of achievement.
LiFT: What do you do apart from writing?
Gopalakrishnan: My education is in aerospace, and I am now employed as a CFD engineer at one of the biggest car MNCs. Concurrently, I am focusing on my writing projects during my free time.
LiFT: What if your story will be adopted as a movie? Whom would you want to work as a director or actors in it?
Gopalakrishnan: It has been a great experience for me to collaborate with all of the performers in order to portray this movie as an Indian series film rather than doing it as a state film. Because the tale that I have in my possession is not only extensive but also has the potential to demonstrate to the rest of the world the integrity of our nation by conveying the importance of doing good actions as well as the repercussions of engaging in sinful behavior.
LiFT: Are you working on your next book? If yes, please tell us something about it.
Gopalakrishnan: Writing a next part is another tough aspect of the process, but I’m not actually going to start working on the second part right now. Instead, I’m going to work on a book that will teach young people how to suffer and survive in life.
LiFT: What are your suggestions to the budding writers/poets so that they could improve their writing skills?
Gopalakrishnan: I should apologies first before offering any advice to other writers because I am a novice and am still learning how to write well. However, I can offer this counsel to other writers who are just starting out: Just have a good idea and start writing; don’t worry about mistakes; instead, focus on reducing them.