Congratulations on the release of ‘Poems by Sampriti’. Tell us something about your book. Some highlights or the subject. How is it different from other, earlier books of this genre that were released recently?
My book contains some of my poems and are based on the day to day occasions in the year. It is different because I as a child have written the content unlike people like adults or authors.
What kind of books inspire you as a writer? Who are your favorite authors? The books which inspire me are poems of Ruskin Bond and authors like Roald Dahl
Tell me something about yourself and your background. We understand that you are a student and very busy with your studies, but then how do you manage time to write? Even if I am busy with my studies as a class 6 student, wherever I am, like in my class or outside somewhere if I want, I can frame a poem in my mind at any point of time. Whenever I get time, I note it down in my diary.
What inspires you to write? Who inspired you to become a writer?
I was inspired when I was 9 years old and read the poem called the snail by Ruskin Bond. I thought why can’t a child write and from that day my journey began.
What is the response from your readers so far about this book? My friends are very exited.
What are your future goals? Do you want to see yourself as an established author in the future? No, I don’t want to be famous. I just write for fun and want my poems to reach maximum people.
Any words of advice from your experience for fellow children authors to encourage them?
I would suggest you should read more and more books. It can be poems or stories. Not only my book but any book as it will improve your vocabulary, thank you and I would love for you read my book.
Often, dangers in life dawn on us suddenly but should we succumb to them or find a way to fight them?
Get the answer in Suhsmita Chatterjee’s book ‘Eka Noi’.
Chatterjee writes in Bengali. The title when translated reads ‘I am not alone’.
A breast cancer survivor, Chatterjee who has taken the initiative to motivate and give positive vibes to those who are suffering from cancer or have successfully overcome it.
It talks about strength and optimism to prepare one’s mind and also the minds of his or her dear ones.
Susmita Chatterjee has bravely fought throughout her treatment and has shared her experience in this book.
Consisting of 15 chapters, this book can provide immense positivity and strength to all the sufferers because it is important to keep oneself stable during this period.
Cancer is not synonymous with death. It can be cured, and one can lead a healthy life after that.
One has to go through several stages of chemotherapy in order to get cured.
However, only chemotherapy is not the solution since it needs a lot of patience and support from others as well.
They should be encouraged and reminded that they are strong and brave, and they can do it with ease.
Cancer leads to many health issues. There is lot of hair fall due to chemotherapy.
However, if the patient is constantly embraced by his or her family and near ones, both emotionally and physically, the former will feel more comfortable and energetic.
Everything that needs to be followed during cancer has been mentioned by the author very systematically and she has used very positive and encouraging words to frame her novel and to suit the purpose behind writing it.
I would like to thank Susmita Chatterjee for writing this amazing book which will be of great help for all the patients as well as survivors.
She has conveyed a very useful message through her book that we are not alone while suffering and fighting with this disease which has taken away so many lives.
The author has been successful in returning to normal life with support from family and friends.
How many of us actually do something to make ourselves happy and peaceful from within?
Most probably the number is quite less, isn’t it?
We often set some goals in life but lack proper coaching which sometimes leads to unfulfilled goals and desires.
Proper coaching is one of the vital things that is needed by an individual to produce satisfying results in both professional and personal lives.
Pijush Kanti Mukherjee, through his book, CoMa Chose Life, has explored the various problems that people face, especially in the corporate world and lose hope to live a successful life.
He has acted as a guide throughout the book to help people like CoMa, the central character, to find the purpose the living and to discover the answers from within in a crisis.
Both the names of the chapters and characters are very unusual and interesting that readers may wonder regarding the origin of the names of the characters.
The author, at the end of the book, has dedicated a chapter to explain the actual meaning of these unusual names which readers need to unravel after reading the book to understand the content better.
Each chapter concludes with an inspiring quote of some popular personality, which induces more depth to the writings and the theme.
CoMa Chose Life is written in a crisp language that is easy to understand and readers will be able to relate to the conditions of CoMa while reading, especially if he or she is working in a corporate organisation.
This is a guide for all who want to find success, happiness and freedom and want to enjoy life to the fullest.
In this world, where rat race prevails, everyone is running after a job by sacrificing their own happiness and by ignoring their loved ones.
However, PiKaMu, the coach of CoMa at the time of his distress, supports him, transforms him and guides him so that he can guide others who face the same problems.
PiKaMu acted as a messiah in CoMa’s life and now CoMa will follow the words of the former to support people life him and coach them since coaching is really important to lead a fulfilling life.
This book is dedicated to everyone since it teaches us the vital lessons of life and to lead life.
Khuje Beriyechhi Jokhn Tomay by Aniruddha Bandopadhyay is a collection of Bengali poems exploring the various aspects of life.
Writing a poem is largely based on imagination like prose but poems come to one’s mind out of nothing in the most unexpected situation and it has the ability to express certain things that the other genres of literature may fail to portray. Aniruddha Bandopadhyay has not restricted his poems in a particular rhyme scheme, form and pattern since it has emerged right from his heart. He has written certain poems during various phases of his life and sometimes he has chosen not to write and take a break. A poem must come naturally to the poets and it must form a link with the readers so that they can relate to it to enjoy it to the fullest. The words that he has chosen to compose these poems are quite lucid and appropriate for the various themes. Readers will thoroughly enjoy these Bengali poems since it can be read at any time. This collection targets everyone to have a tryst with the poet’s creation.
Kamal Kant Lal, in his Hindi novel Aparadh Bodh, has explored the feeling of guilt, and how an individual’s actions and feelings can affect others.
The book commences and ends with this “aparadh bodh” or guilt.
The story revolves around protagonist Satya and his guilt feeling due to his actions, though the entire novel is not only about him but also about other characters like Sanjay, Gopi, and his family.
Kamal Kant Lal has divided the chapters very carefully so that each chapter offers a new angle to the story without breaking the flow of the plot.
It revolves around the guilt of Satya for killing a rustic drunkard by accident and the guilt feeling increases when he witnesses that the dead man’s children and wife are suffering a lot due to his death.
The plot has interesting twists and turns which increase the intensity and suspense of the novel.
A character like Satya is much-needed in our society who can eradicate the evils and negativity of the surrounding and induce a positive change.
In life, each one of us face some situation where we feel guilty of our deeds.
However, only a few can express it and do something to change it.
The readers need to read the entire story to find out whether they agree to it or not.
It is a must-read for all since it has a great message underneath which everyone must know for their benefit and the society’s benefit at large.
The author describes the feeling of guilt and ways to come out of it in his book Aparadh Bodh.
Congratulations on the release of ‘अपराध-बोध’ (Aparadh Bodh). What is the feedback from your friends and readers who have already read your book.
More than 700 copies of my book have been sold out till date. All of my readers who have contacted me said that the book is really gripping from the beginning and so realistic that they could not help but read till the end in one or two sittings. The story is full of intense ideas built on untainted emotions, very crisp and has a heart wrenching ending, they say
What kind of books inspire you as a writer? Who are your favorite authors? Books that address social issues and tell the story of man’s struggle to triumph. My favorite writers are Leo Tolstoy, Maxim Gorky, Premchand, Sharatchandra, Kamleswar, Harishankar Parsai, Margaret Mitchel, Mark Twain and so many more.
Why did you want to become a writer? Who inspired you to become a writer? What triggered you to come into writing?
I was a voracious reader from my childhood and read all the story books in my school library. Then there was a hardly literate uncle living next to my house. He used to tell us stories almost every night after the dinner. Stories of fairies and demons, kings, princes and princesses. Stories of flying horses and magicians. All the children in the neighborhood would gather around his cot and listen to him till late night. His style of story-telling was so absorbing that it always triggered my power of imagination and took me into the world of fantasy. I wanted to become a story teller like him. One day I decided that I will write stories of the realistic world around me in my neighbor Uncle’s story-telling style. I started writing and in next few years established myself as a good writer.
What are you doing to let readers know about your book?
My book is being marketed by Power Publishers, Kolkata and they have made my book available on Amazon, Flipkart, Infibeam, Snapdea, shopclues, power-publishers and readwhere. I launched my book in Jamshedpur Book Fair in November 2018, kept my books in a book stall in the Book Fair along with a standee to attract people. The book was launched by the Ex-Chief Minister of Jharkhand, Arjun Munda. I got a lot of media coverage in Jamshedpur newspapers. I am distributing printout of the first chapter of my book for free in Jamshedpur. I have a Facebook page, Aparadh-bodh. I am also promoting my book on my own Facebook wall and on Whatsapp.
Say something about your book. Some highlights.
Every one of us some time or the other have come across some situations in life when knowingly or un-knowingly we have committed some mistake that we deeply regret and as a result we curse our own self and torment our hearts. It is very difficult to come out of the feeling of guilt. Often we cannot muster enough courage to accept our guilt. This story gives us the courage to accept our guilt. This is a story that revolves around a Bengali young man Satyajeet Pal – Satya. His desperation to get rid of the guilt of unintentionally killing Gopi brings him to the slum where the latter lived. He decides to look after Gopi’s wife and children and serve the sentence of the crime that he had committed. The slum area is in the clutches of lack of education, poverty and alcoholism, where proper upbringing of the children is not possible. Then he decides to change the entire milieu of the slum street. But he lacks leadership quality. His sheer determination unfolds opportunities and he gets the help of women folks of the slum, who take up the lead and with Satya’s guidance become instrumental in bringing about the change in the society. This story tells how education can lead to women empowerment and social development on the backdrop of Satya’s guilt. I have tried to explore if someone can ever be relieved of his guilt and what is the price he has to pay for it.
Tell me something about yourself and your background.
I am a medical doctor by profession and a writer at heart. I am a resident of Jamshedpur. I have worked for about 18 years in the industrial hospitals of the city, state government of Bihar and Jharkhand and 10 years as a consultant in World Health Organization. My first story got published in the local magazine when I was in the schools. My first novel was published when I was in standard nine. After that I wrote many short stories, poems, satire columns in newspaper, one act plays and a street play. I was the editor of my school magazine and a regular writer in the Hindi magazine published by the students in the Medical College. A few of my short stories won prizes in story writing competitions. Many got published in newspapers and magazines in my school and college days. I was the script writer of a video published by WHO, while working for the organization. After passing out from medical college I got very busy in my professional carrier and hardly wrote anything. Now when I feel that I have so many things to share with the world, I took an early retirement from my job, started my own clinic and I am spending most of my time writing something, which I believe in and enjoy.I am also planning to write screen plays for movies.
Do you plan to take it up as a full time profession if response is good?
I am already actively engaged in writing books. My second book in English is almost complete. The third one in Hindi is half way though. The synopsis of the fourth one has been written. All these books will be printed in next six months or so. I am quite confident that people will like my style of writing.
What is the feedback from your friends and readers?
The people who read ‘Durga’ (the first volume) said that the Durga increased their mental strength. They feel she is the daughter of their house. Durga is the living documentary of life, mind, desire and suffering of women. Basically, on my wish and request from my readers, I first thought of publishing it in book form.
What kind of books inspire you as a writer? Who are your favorite writers?
Psychological novels. My favorite authors: Manik Bandyopadhyay, Santosh Kumar Ghosh, Atin Bandyopadhyay, Premankur Atheri, Joy Goswami and Bani Basu.
Why did you want to become a writer? Who inspires you to become a writer? What’s the problem?
I did not want actively to be a writer. But writing spontaneously turned me into a writer. This is the feeling of a pure suffering, which has taken shape in the form of words.
No special person has inspired me to write. Rather, this thought has inspired me that the life-sustaining experiences that I have enriched me should be left somewhere for the next generation of women, so that someone can find answers to their own life-questions in this novel.
What are you doing to let readers know about your book?
Nothing special. I believe, if it is honest literature, then the reader will find it … today or tomorrow. I just posted the pictures of cover design on my Facebook wall and on my own page, where I first wrote Durga and received huge response.
Tell me something about your book. Some highlights.
‘Durga’ is not a story of a goddess; it is the story of the transition of a baby girl. Her psychology, material life, the art of her life, which has shadowed many women’s happiness and sorrow, success-failure, love and love-breaking pain. How to make changes in circumstances outside the control of the people, how to overcome it, a girl learns to make her pain in her compositions from adolescence, how the world snatches away from her hands, and after completing all her work after reaching the end of her life she takes up the pen as a tool. By doing so, one is struggling with a singular struggle. The novel is a continuous articulation that will be completed in four episodes. Durga is a symbol of women power here.
Tell me something about yourself and your background.
I was born in a simple but educated and close-knit middle-class family in Calcutta. I identified myself as a well-taught, self-reliant, well-liked humanist personality. Being a teacher, I had a long-standing communication with teen girls. This is my real identity. Promotion of my life by promoting the spirit of self-respect and education among teen girls through teaching.
Do you plan to take a full time profession if response is good?
Writing is my passion, my own resource. And teaching is my career, my place of love. Both are necessary in my life. I want to maintain these two sides in parallel. So at least I have no plans for an early retirement from my career.