Author: Shiv Khera
Profile: Shiv Khera is an Indian author, motivational speaker and activist. He was born in Dhanbad, Jharkhand, India and completed his education at Shri Ram College of Commerce. His family was involved in the business of operating coal mines which later were nationalized eventually by the Government of India. During the earlier years of his life he worked as a car washer, an agent of life insurance and a franchise operator after which he finally became a motivational speaker.
During the general elections in India in 2004, he lost in the bid as an independent candidate for the constituency of South Delhi. In the 2009 he contested the general elections but was not successful. A number of lawsuits in the interest of the public have been filed by Shiv Khera in the Indian Supreme Court.
During the time when his book, ‘When Freedom Is Not Free’, was published, Shiv Khera was accused by a retired Indian civil servant named Amrit Lal for plagiarism accusing that the book’s content came from his own book named, Enough Is Enough, which was published eight years back. However Shiva Khera countered that he had used many other sources to take inspirations and notes for his book. A settlement finally took place out of court in which the sum of around twenty five lakhs would be donated to the Missionaries of Charity by Khera.
Writing style: Shiv Khera sought inspiration from the lecture delivered by Norman Vincent Peale while he was working in the United States. Shiv Khera claims to follow the motivational teachings of Norman Vincent Peale.
1998 – You Can Win (Jeet Aapki in Hindi)
2010 – Living With Honor, Freedom, Is Not Free
2010 – You Can Sell
You Can Win
Freedom Is Not Free
Awards and Acknowledgements:
Shiv Khera has started the Bharatiya Rashtravadi Samanta Party and has founded an organization called Country First Foundation.
Shiv Khera has also launched a movement against reservation of caste, in India.