Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
Hi, My name is Shuvadip Ganguli. I was born and raised in West Bengal, India. I’m an author of science-related books and a YouTuber. I have a B.Sc. degree in Physics from the University of Burdwan and an M.Sc. degree in Physics from Vidyasagar University. I always trying to explain the wonders of science easily through my writings. ‘PHYSICS My love’ is my debut book for which I have selected as Author of the year awardee at NE8x Online Literature Festival 2019. Now I’m working on my second book.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
My latest book is PHYSICS My Love: Story of Physics for Everyone. This is an elementary introduction to the fascinating world of Physics. The chief aim of this book is to increase the interest of school students and others (without science background) about Physics. The subject matter is presented in a very simple way without mathematical calculations, so that, everyone can understand easily.
I am always interested in writing books. Books in which I can put my scientific thoughts that keeps my mind buzzing. I try to keep my books as lucid as possible to all my readers. This book was my first attempt.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
Nope. I have not.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
I mostly like nonfiction science books, mystery-thriller novel.
Books of Stephen Hawking, Carl Sagan, Fritjof Capra, Moni Bhoumik, Surjendubikash Karmohapatro have greatly influenced me.
I like novels and stories written by Satyajit Ray, Bankimchandra, Saratchandra.
What are you working on now?
I’m writing my second book now. Almost complete. It’s about astronomy, more specifically the deep mysterious unseen part of the Universe.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
I’m not good at marketing, Initially, I use Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Tumblr for promoting my book. I’ve my own website where one can get all the updates about my books.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Be creative. Write if you know that it is important for you and help others to know something new. Don’t be afraid to share your thoughts with others. Always learn from other successful authors. Always appreciate valuable suggestions for the improvement of your book.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
One of my teachers once told me that always try to spread science to others. Encourage people to love it.
I think I can do it by my writings. When I decided to write this book there was a thought always in my mind, to explain everything in an easy way for all types of readers (not only for students with a science background).
What are you reading now?
As a student, I have not much time at this moment. I’m Preparing for my PhD. But, I am currently reading THE TAO OF PHYSICS by Fritjof Capra at my leisure time.
What’s next for you as a writer?
I have a plan and also a list of topics that I can cover in my next books. But these books are full of researches. So I need more time.
I’m sure people will like these books if they love science.
If you were going to be stranded on a desert island and allowed to take 3 or 4 books with you what books would you bring?
Cosmos by Carl Sagan
My two favourite novels
Feluda Samagra by Satyajit Ray
Arjun Samagra by Samaresh Majumdar
and a book on Quantum Physics.