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Victor Ghoshe

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Victor Ghoshe
Indian Writer
Indian Writer
Born(1974-11-12)12 November 1974
Kolkata, India
LanguageEnglish (Novels and Columns), Bengali (Novels and Columns)
NationalityIndian
EducationBBC academy - London; Yale University - India Center; Gwalior university, India
GenreHistorical Fiction, Thriller, Adventure, Mystery & Paranormal
SpouseJuthika Ghoshe
Children2

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Victor Kalyan Ghoshe (born on 12 November 1974 in Kolkata, India) He is an Indian writer in the genre of Historical Fiction and Paranormal, The Job Charnock Riddle (TJCR) his first English novel was published in January 2016 and was an Amazon Best selling book [1], Ghoshe's second novel - Tomb of God (May 2021). An international Brand and Communications professional, former Senior Adviser of BBC Media Action, Ghoshe works on global projects - advises Govt. agencies and lives in New Delhi, India with his wife Juthika and two sons, Shivank and Hrishaant.

Early life[edit]

Childhood[edit]

Victor Ghoshe was born in Kolkata, India on 12 November.

As he grew up, Ghoshe became an avid reader and was attracted towards mysteries and riddles. By the age of ten, Ghoshe had learnt to write around twenty different codes. At the age of 6 Ghoshe picked up Guitar as his instrument and by the age of 12 he was playing for All India Radio and Doordarshan - the national TV network of India and composed & performed for several Pop & fusion bands (Brahmo, Agni, Mariech).

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later in 2014 he wrote and composed an 'Urban Folk album' titled SoulScape[2], a compilation of songs which later became instrumental in creating awareness about several social issues.

He graduated from St. Xavier's College under University of Calcutta, did his masters from University of Gwalior, India and studied 'Behavioral Sciences' at Yale University (India Center) and 'Editorial Leadership' at BBC Academy, London. Ghoshe holds two master degrees in Social Studies and in English; he also holds a PG Diploma in 'Communication Design'.

Career[edit]

Following his degree he attended the college of visual art and communications, where he won a Post Graduate Diploma in communication design. He joined the advertising firm 'Mudra Communications' as 'creative head' and moved to Bengaluru.

Later Ghoshe came to New Delhi as Creative Director of Mudra and developed strategies and award winning creatives for brands like - Compaq computers, Samsung TV, Mc Donald's, Nestle, National Geographic and many more. He had developed some of the well-known Incredible India Campaigns. In 2005, he established his own communication consulting company and did extremely well until he wrapped it up to start his career in the social sector. from 2008 to 2013 He worked for global Non profit agencies like USAID, DFID, UNDP, UNISDR with a special focus in Social Branding, Social and Behavior Change, knowledge Management and Human Centered Design and advised several Govt departments in Maldives, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan and Govt of India. In 2014, he joined BBC Media Action, as a Senior Advisor.

Writing[edit]

Ghoshe has traveled through India, south eastern Asia, UK and Canada with his social sector work and has encountered thousands of individuals across the urban and the rural areas of the country. Based on his travels he began writing short stories. He published his first book Ethernet (2010) in Bengali, a collection of paranormal tales. In 2012, his second book Megher Khata (the cloud book) was released, another collection of Paranormal Stories. The second book did extremely well in Bangladesh and became a best-selling book.

In 2011 a book on old Kolkata motivated him to write a historical thriller based on the 300 year old history of Kolkata. He researched for 3 years and by 2015 he completed his first historical fiction – The Job Charnock Riddle[3]

Ghoshe's novels are research-based thrillers. The primary themes of his work are history, adventure, treasure hunt, riddles, codes and symbols. His first novel - The Job Charnock Riddle (TJCR) instantly became an Amazon Best selling book and loved by his readers[4]. His works of communication and fiction books are translated into several languages. His book TJCR has 4.69 among 5 stars in Goodreads rating.[5]

TIMES mentioned - The job Charnock Riddle as "our own version of The Da Vinci Code"[6] TJCR is a tale that encourages historical debate and takes the reader out on an adventure. Ghoshe's rigorous research has made TJCR a brilliant as well as a successful book and helped readers walk through a part of history which was never written and never told. The other side of his work - his paranormal tales are based on his experiences and research works.

In an interview in 2016, Talking about his next book - Tomb of God, Ghoshe indicated that he has 10 more historical story ideas with Eric Roy as the central character.[7] [8]

Influences and habits[edit]

Talking about his literary influences Ghoshe has mentioned Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, who influenced his writings. He has named his six favorite literary works as 1. Gitanjali by Tagore, 2. Around the world in eighty days by Jules Verne, 3. Jabberwocky by Lewis Carroll, 4. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain, 5. The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco, 6. Gödel, Escher, Bach by Douglas Hofstadter.

The other features of Ghoshe's novels are - incredible story lines, fascinating landscapes, strong characters, great camaraderie and chemistry between people. In Ghoshe's publisher's words, "Ghoshe leaves a cinematic imagery in the mind of the reader through every sentence he composes. His style is controlled, precise, meticulous, and yet, it evokes deep emotional response from the readers. His stories depict a fine sensitivity without using melodrama or dramatic excesses. He has developed a simplistic style that is almost invisible. He strongly believes that - 'the best technique of storytelling is the one that's not noticeable.'

Charity work[edit]

Ghoshe encourages and supports young entrepreneurs and startups. As an international Brand and Communications expert he has supported over 50 startups and has helped entrepreneurs to build strategic brands by the end of 2019. He undertakes these projects as pro-bono initiatives and charges almost nothing.

He has created an initiative called 'MindGym' for training and skill development for individuals, organizations, institutions and start-ups. Ghoshe also has founded a non profit named 'Centre for Behavioral Sciences and Social Impact' to promote research based learning and to encourage creative thinking among children and young adults. Ghoshe believes in the power of 'art and aesthetics' and donates 100 free hours of coaching in this field, every year.

Bibliography[edit]

Short story collections[edit]

  • Ethernet & Other Stories (2010) Bengali
  • Megher Khata – The Cloud-Book (2012) Bengali
  • Paranormal - (2019) Bengali
  • Paranormal II - (to be published in 2021) Bengali
  • Stories from The Other Side of Time (to be published in 2022)

Eric Roy Adventure Series[edit]

  • The Job Charnock Riddle (2016)[9]
  • Tomb of God (to be published in May 2021)

References[edit]

  1. Blooms, India. "The Job Charnock Riddle is written as a visual treat: Victor Ghoshe". indiablooms. India Blooms. Retrieved 4 December 2018.
  2. oklisten. "SoulScape Victor Ghoshe OK Listen!". www.oklisten.com. Ok Listen. Retrieved 27 December 2018.
  3. Outlook, Indo-Canada. "Victor Ghoshe's Novel: The Job Charnock Riddle". INDO-CANADA OUTLOOK. INDO-CANADA OUTLOOK. Retrieved 4 December 2018.
  4. Amazon.com. "Victor Ghoshe". amazon.com. Retrieved 4 December 2018.?tag=everybodywikien-20
  5. Goodreads. "Victor Ghoshe". goodreads.com. Goodreads. Retrieved 4 December 2018.
  6. of India, The Times. "Kolkata gets its own 'Da Vinci Code' version with Charnock fiction". The Times of India. The Times of India. Retrieved 4 December 2018.
  7. Publishers, Smriti. "Victor Kalyan Ghoshe Author Smriti Publishers : Kolkata". Smriti Publishers. Smriti Publishers. Retrieved 4 December 2018.
  8. Review, Open Road (21 September 2016). "Interview: Victor Ghoshe, Author of The Job Charnock Riddle". Open Road Review. Open Road Review. Retrieved 4 December 2018.
  9. Statesman, The (2016-01-30). "The job Charnock Riddle". The Statesman. The Statesman. Retrieved 4 December 2018.

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