Taking One Step at a Time on the Road to Literary Glory: An Exclusive Interview of Esha Chatterjee, at Kolkata Literature Festival, 2018

As the buzz at and about Kolkata Literature Festival 2018 reached a crescendo, Anurag Mazumder from Calcutta Cacophony caught up with Esha Chatterjee, Co-Curator, and Head of Operations of the carnival, which is KLF. And of course, a delightful conversation followed, where Miss Chatterjee was adamant about not overestimating KLF and urgently pressed the need…

#KLF18 Exclusives: An Interview with Shruti Upadhaya

Q. How important is the power of emotions for you and do you think that emotions overshadow one’s practicality while wielding their pen? “Emotions play the most vital role when it comes to literature. And in literature, emotions are all that matters and practicality is far-fetched.” Q. What made you take to writing? “I have…

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Q. Your journey from ‘I Too Had a Love Story’ too ‘The Love that Feels Right’; how has the journey been for you, could you please describe it? It has been Incredible. I have become an author by chance and I continue to be so by choice. If I had to divide my life into…

#KLF18 Exclusives: An Interview with Tridib Kumar Chatterjee

Q. On being asked if he thinks the effect of Bengali literature has decreased over the past decade: Mr. Chatterjee states that the effect of Bengali literature has not decreased at all over the past few decades. According to Mr. Tridib Chatterjee, the effects of both English and Bengali literature have improved over the years…

#KLF18 Exclusives: An Interview with Sujoy Bhattacharyya

Q. Why did you adopt the pen name ‘S.B. Veda’? There is a definite reason to that, when I first started writing for newspapers I was working in the office of a minister of a very large government department in Canada and it was a very sensitive work, so, they were concerned that something I…

#KLF18 Exclusives: An Interview with Sabine Wespieser

Q. What is the one point or emotion you keep on searching in every book you read before publishing? The way of choosing a book is very personal because choosing a book for a publisher means to be able to bring it to the readers, and so you have to be convinced and confirmed 300%….

#KLF18 Exclusives: An Interview with Preti Taneja

Q. “Assimilation, Exodus, Eradication” to “We that are Young” how would you be describing your journey? All of my writings are inspired by advocacy and the desire to do something which takes part in creating social justice. So, even when I am writing about human rights abuses that minorities from linguistic ethnic committees just suffer…

#KLF18 Exclusives: An Interview with Maya Jasanoff

Q. From ‘Edge of Empire’ to ‘The Dawn Watch’ how do you think you will trace your journey; if you get a chance to retrospect and look back? I am a Professor of History and I would say that these books represent an ongoing representation of how power and people move across borders and I…

#KLF18 Exclusives: An Interview with Arunava Sinha

Q. What made you take to translation? “I don’t think any translator knows how it all started. But you know, how it is. You listen to a favourite song and start humming it to yourself and that’s how it all began.”   Q. How in translation do you preserve the feelings and emotions of the…

#KLF18 Exclusives: An Interview with Debashish Irengbam

Q. What was the driving force behind your choice of writing stories of the rom-com genre? “My inclination towards dark humour and tendency to create quirky love angles made me choose this genre to write on.” Q. Do you have any quirky writing habits? “Not really”, he opines, adding that he likes having a cup…