Surendra Pratap Singh (author)

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Surendra Pratap Singh
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Born (1962-11-06) 6 November 1962 (age 59)
Uttar Pradesh, India
Pen nameS.P Singh
Alma materSainik School, Lucknow; Graduated from Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi
GenreLiterary Fiction
Notable worksParrot Under the Pine Tree; Mist, Dew and Raindrops; Dying Shadows; Truth and Beyond

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Surendra Pratap Singh, (S.P. Singh) was born in a village in Uttar Pradesh, India (6 November 1962). After primary education from a village school, he passed his ISC from UP Sainik School, Lucknow. Thereafter, he did his military training from NDA and IMA before getting commissioned as an officer in 1983. During a patrolling assignment in 1998 in Mizoram, he passed by a haunted lake. When asked why there was no human settlement around that water body, a Gorkha soldier narrated him its folktale. The story inspired him to pick up writing, which later became his passion.[1]

Presently he lives in Dehradun.


In more than a decade, he has penned down about sixty short stories and four novels. The first short story collection Dying Shadows[2] was published on 30 October 2004, the second, Truth and Beyond in 2006.[3] Mist, Dew and Raindrops was published on 20 February 2017.[4] His first novel, Parrot under the Pine Tree was published on 1 May 2017.[5]


Short Story collection[edit]

  • Dying Shadows: It is a collection of short stories, which depict a mindset, setting in the modern-day society. The basic human values of trust, compassion, care, tolerance and love have diminished in a modern-day town or city. The advent of the 21st century is characterised by the conflicts all around; conflict between nations, religions, and between the rich and the poor.[6]
  • Truth and Beyond - A collection of Short Stories: 'Truth and Beyond' is a collection of short stories. The book describes journeys, full of trials and tribulations, undertaken by several of its protagonists. The existence of a surreal world is up for debate.
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  • Mist, Dew and Raindrops - A collection of Short Stories: It is a collection of ten short stories-

Repentance - Two women, complete strangers, become friends during a train journey and share their past, but withhold a secret.

The Lucky Coin - Driven by greed, a poor man after getting wealth runs around to protect it.

Those Seven Days - Journey of a patient whose life is torn apart in a matter of seven days.

Last Bus to Lekhapani - A businessman’s journey to meet his ailing uncle.

Twins - How a man married to one twin saves the life of the second twin.

A Night in Ajanta - Strange things happen to a couple who spent a night in Ajanta.

Sailor’s Wife - A married woman falls in love with a bachelor and then suddenly dumps him.

The Last Love Letter - A girl’s wait for her lover ends up futility.

Zote Bakery - Love happens in strange places and between strange people.

The Blue Ink Pen - A story of a father-daughter relationship.


  • Parrot Under the Pine Tree: Parrot under the Pine Tree is a novel published on 1 May 2017 by Invincible Publishers. It is the story of two lovers and how they are reunited after facing difficulties.


  1. "Discover Newer Horizons".
  2. Singh, S. P. (2004-10-30). Dying Shadows: A Collection of Short Stories. Delhi: Authors Press. ISBN 9788172731786. Search this book on Logo.png
  3. Singh, S. P. (2009-03-01). Truth and Beyond: A Collection of Short Stories. Delhi: Authors Press. ISBN 9788172733209. Search this book on Logo.png
  4. Singh, Surendra Pratap. Mist, Dew and Raindrops:. Search this book on Logo.png
  5. Singh, Surendra Pratap (2017-01-01). Parrot Under the Pine Tree. Invincible Publishers. ISBN 9789386148551. Search this book on Logo.png
  6. "Dying Shadows". Goodreads. Retrieved 2017-05-04.

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