Uday Sharma, the author of Little Master, is a passionate educator. He writes to educate, especially on areas of human potential. He is almost a crusader on the subject. Education, he maintains, is a means to explore the genius and expand the potential of children and it should never be misused as a tool to subdue their passion and slaughter their dreams.
It was the author's own experiences as a child and young adult that led him to embark on this mission. He went to school seven miles away from home, walking barefoot each day along a jungle trail infested with bears, only to be thrashed with belts and nettles for failing to understand his lessons. In sheer desperation, he dropped out of school, ran away from home, and educated himself.
The barefoot schoolboy went on to become a street urchin, an addict, a sadhu (at age 14!), a teacher, a teacher trainer, a textbook writer, an educational consultant, an NLP practitioner, and now a recognized author and educator.
Little Master is Uday Sharma's first significant book. It is, in a way, the story of his own life. But unlike the little boy in the story who discovers his greatness in a few hours of contemplation at the riverbank, he says that it took him good 38 years to discover his own mission and purpose in life.
"My real work has just begun," he says. "You can expect at least one book a year from me for the next several years. All my books, whatever their genre, will be deeply inspiring and educational like Little Master."