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Chess Notes

Chess Notes was my first book as an author. I started writing it when I was twelve ,but did not manage to complete it till I was sixteen. I kept on editing and felt that over the years,I had gained more experience in the field of sports writing and had to remove most of the content and re-write the entire manuscript.

It was a long journey and the most difficult part was to find a publisher. I tried so many times but wasn't able to come to any conclusion. I had thought of giving up the idea altogether when I thought of self publishing. The book was finally released in November,2016 ,and I tried my level best to promote it at numerous places.

The book was endorsed by the MidLand Book Shop in New Delhi, the MSVV senior library, and Chessbase India. I also gave free copies to my students at ISHWAR NGO. Chess Notes got its braille version through the National Association of the Blind, Printing Press. All the blind students, thus, got a copy to keep. The book was even taken up by the A…