Udaipur author Sumit Menaria has been awarded with the India Prime Author Award. The award, which is a part of India Prime Awards, is given by Foxclues to top 100 upcoming authors of the country, under the joint association of premium Indian news agencies, viz. News, Midday, Daily Hunt, Hindustan Times, etc.
Menaria got this award for his maiden venture, “Tashree”, a Hindi fiction in the Suspense/Thriller genre.
Tashree has over 65000 reads with the comic based on this novel getting more than 50,000 reads. Online comic portal Pratilipi has acquired the rights to this novel and the comic. Currently a web-series based on this novel is under production by Aditya Bhattacharya, Mazahir M. and Sameer Pittalwala.
It revolves around the murder investigation of a college going girl. The involvement of a national level secret organization takes the case to a new level and indulges the reader. This agnostic approach of the story also throws light on some spiritual Hindu concepts. The novel has already been appreciated by more than 83 thousand readers of the e-book online.
Sumit, 30, was born in Udaipur and graduated from Mohanlal Sukhadia University. He is a qualified Chartered Accountant by profession, and is currently in Dubai. Sumit has a literary bent since his childhood years. His writings have been published in various national and local dailies. Sumit’s earlier work Anamika and Anjaan Saayahave also been recognized as comics.
Sumit has dedicated this award to his parents and all well wishers.