About the Author

Pranav Rao is a curious soul who is not afraid to question the traditional ways in order to find better ones. He often finds himself oscillating between free will and determinism. He studies people and situations and has an uncanny knack of finding stories around him or better still, within him. He can often be found reading a book, usually non-fiction, while he is stuck in traffic. Just like cooking, which he enjoys, he uses ingredients of experience, observation, imagination & inspiration to weave his stories. You can find him unwinding with his friends at a local joint over the weekends. His works include two novels – A Tale of Arranged Marriage (2021) and A Tryst with Tristan (2020) and a short story – Steve (2022).

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Novels

Writing perhaps comes naturally to Pranav Rao. He used to write poetry as a child, some of which were published in his school's annual magazines. Having no formal or informal education in writing, he feels it is a gift that has been bestowed upon him. He writes out of passion and is unapologetic about it. Be it erotica or a sensitive topic of society, he believes it is a duty of a writer to put forth various points of view in front of the reader for the betterment of society at large. He wants his readers to enjoy his writing and perhaps learn a few things from it.

 

A Tale of Arranged Marriage

15th October 2021

Ayaan does not wish to get married. 
In his late twenties and a product of urban, upper-middle-class society, he’s had a comfortable life. Juggling his time between setting up his new business venture and lounging with friends—and frequent escapades with beautiful women and booze—life seems to be going well. 
Until one morning when his life hits a roadblock in the form of his overprotective, authoritative mother who only wants what’s best for her son. And this time, it’s in the form of marriage...arranged marriage. 
A reluctant Ayaan gets entangled in the frustrating and exhausting process of meeting women chosen by his determined mother, who refuses to stop till she has what she wants. 
Will Ayaan find his perfect match or does the universe have a different path laid out for him?

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A Tryst with Tristan

15th January 2020

A Tryst with Tristan is a story of a guy trying to find love in the lap of lust.
Tristan, a not so regular guy in a regular fast paced city life, has conflicts with his emotions quite often. He finds solace in Hailey, his confidant and closest friend, who tries to help him bring balance in his life. After getting his heart broken, Tristan embarks on his journey with a firm belief to never get cheated on again and to find true everlasting love.
Will he find what he is looking for or is he destined for a lifetime of lustful dalliances?

 

Short Stories

Writing novels is perhaps Pranav's comfort zone. In 2022, he has tried to get out of his comfort zone and written a short story. He enjoyed writing a it as well and would be coming up with a few more in the coming times.

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Steve

7th March 2022

Ever wondered what a dog's perspective towards life might be? What they might be thinking or feeling? Steve is one such short story which is based on the life of a dog named Steve who is adopted by a wealthy suburban family. Read this gripping, funny and emotional story about his various experiences around humans through his journey from being a little pup to a full grown dog to falling in love! Come find out how life has unfolded for this ambitious little pup!

 
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Awards and Press Releases

 
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In Conversation With Pranav Rao

LiFT Magazine

An exclusive interview with Author Pranav Rao.

Top 21 Authors Who Made a Mark in the Field of Literature With their Creative Writing

EnGame Publishing House

Pranav Rao has been featured on this list of the Top 21 Authors.

Chitter Chatter

with Shweta Rohira

Enjoy this exclusive interview with Pranav Rao, the author of “A Tale of Arranged Marriage”

“Writing is a form of meditation for me” Exclusive Interview with Author Pranav Rao

Delhi Wire

Mr. Pranav Rao is a curious soul who is not afraid to question the traditional ways in order to find better ones. He often finds himself oscillating between free will and determinism. He studies people and situations and has an uncanny knack of finding stories around him or better still, within him.
Excerpts from our conversation with him..

Pranav Rao: An Inspiring author with a Refreshing Mindset

by Anagha Raghunath of Icy Tales

Pranav Rao is a talented writer who has written two astounding books. The author is striving to tackle stereotypes that need to be challenged and he has successfully used his writing prowess to do this.

A Year End Reading List For Every Book Lover

Outlook India

A Tale of Arranged Marriage has been featured in this article by Outlook India.

Top 50 Most Influential Authors of 2021

Delhi Wire

Pranav Rao has been featured on this list of the Top 50 Most Influential Authors of 2021 by Delhi Wire at Rank 11.

 
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"Those who tell the stories rule society"

Plato

 

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