Nikhil Sachan – An Unplumbed Hindi Novelist

Nikhil Sachan

Nikhil Sachan, IIT IIM is nothing less than an excellent author whose name somehow remained unraveled amidst the hustle bustle of the Indian society. He wouldn’t have caught any attention if it wasn’t of his book ‘Namak Swadanusar’, which is a collection of 9 different stories written in the duration of 8 years. This book encompasses issues of a psyche of the kid, to the depth of the love, to societal dillemas, and to the ultimate revolt. And everything with its light heart tone. The book is all about the longings within us. About love, despair, childhood, taboos, fantasies, desires and yet about “nothingness” and loneliness. Though it’s our desire to go back to childhood again and never grow up, yet it’s very sophisticated in terms of writing, content and the underlying philosophies and fantasies.

Nikhil Sachan astonishing career with books has always been crucial part of his life

Nikhil studied in the Indian Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University. After completing his graduation he worked for two years in Gurgaon, from 2011 to 2013. He studied Management at Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode. As a post-graduate, he joined corporate life and worked in Gurgaon. In 2016, Nikhil began working with an investment management firm in Mumbai. Before his marketing spills, he had also worked with global consulting firms such as KPMG and IBM as Strategy Consultant. There Nikhil consulted customers like Panasonic, Telenor, SAB Miller, Johnson and Johnson, Bouygues Telecom, Airtel, PepsiCo, ZoRooms, Rocket Internet, Bata and many more. But his uncontrolled desire of writing never stopped. He has published two collections of short stories called Namak Swadanusar and Zindagi Aais Pais, both of which have been bestsellers in their category. He has also contributed to e-magazines- The Lallantop and Firstpost. During his college years too, Nikhil wrote many short stories, poems and plays in Hindi. He feels that he expresses himself better in Hindi thus his choice of language remained the same which again challenges our ideology of language preference in this money making society. In the society obsessed over English author such as Chetan Bhagat, Nikhil wants to continue writing in hindi.

“Frankly, I don’t really want to be dependent on the money which comes from selling of my books and hence I would love to keep my job. The market for Hindi is almost dead and that removes any sort of pressure related to monetary benefits associated with my writing” said Nikhil Sachan.

Nikhil Sachan achievements are worth praising:

Nikhil’s first book was a short story collection called Namak Swadanusar published in 2013. It attracted attention of many national dailies including Times of India, Open Magazine and was listed in BBC Hindi’s “Top 10 Books of The Year”. His second book, Zindagi Aais Paais, was another collection of short stories published in 2015, which also met critical acclaim. listed the book in “5 Books to Read in 2015”. With this book, Nikhil was featured in Outlook, and The Quint. This book was also part of Aaj Tak’s “List of Best Books of 2015.”

Nikhil has spoken at the Odisha Literary Festival and at the India Today Conclave on Sahitya. Nikhil’s third book was a full-length novel called UP 65, which was released in 2017. Nikhil’s passion towards writing is an inspiration for all of us that, motivation and passion together is a true gem in path towards building success.


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