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Authors Speak
Authors Speak

Authors Speak

by K Satchidanandan

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Product ID:18644

Language

English

Publisher

Sahitya Akademi

ISBN

812601945X - Year: 206 - Pages: 324

Binding

Hardcover

K Satchidanandan

Author: K Satchidanandan
Editor(s): K Satchidanandan
Publisher: Sahitya Akademi
Year: 206
Language: English
Pages: 324
ISBN/UPC (if available): 812601945X

Description

Authors Speak is a rare collection of first person accounts by 15 major Indian authors presented during the Meet the Author’ series organized by the Sahitya Akademi in collaboration with the India International Centre, New Delhi.

The authors are Nayantara Sahgal (English), Kamala Das (English and Malayalam), V K Gokak, Girish Karnad (Kannada) Sombhu Mitra, Nabaneeta Dev Sen (Bengali), Amritlal Nagar, Amrit Rai (Hindi), Thakazhi Sivasankara Pillai, O N V Kurup, M Mukundan (Malayalam), Manoranjan Das, J P Das (Oriya), Amrita Pritam (Punjabi) and Indira Parthasarathi (Tamil).

Here they speak frankly and deeply about their childhood environment, influences on their writing, their growing up as writers, the sources of their inspiration, their art and their individual works. In many cases, samples of their work have also been given. A unique reading experience. A sure read for all loves of literature, a source book for students and teachers, and a must for libraries.

K SATCHIDANANDAN (b 1946) eminent Malayalam poet, bilingual critic, translator and editor, has authored 20 collections of poetry, 2 plays, 18 books of literary theory and criticism, and 3 travelogues besides 15 collections of translations of world poetry. There are 25 collections of the translations of his poetry in 14 languages including English, French and Italian. He has won 15 prestigious awards for his literary contribution.

Contents

K SATCHIDANANDAN
When Authors Speak
Introduction

AMRIT RAI
My Father’s Son

AMRITA PRITAM
The Relationship of the Red Thread

AMRITLAL NAGAR
The Bitter and the Better

GIRISH KARNAD
Acrobating Between the Traditional and the Modern

INDIRA PARTHASARATHY
Fingerprints On Creativity and Responsibility

JAGANNATH PRASAD DAS
The Agony of Writing

KAMALA DAS
My Instinct, My Guru

MANORANJAN DAS
A Long Journey in Theatre

M MUKUNDAN
Of Gods, Of Men

NABANEETA DEV SEN
Without Remorse

NAYANTARA SAHGAL
A Passion Called India

O N V KURUP
A Poet’s Testament

SOMBHU MITRA
Useful for a Theatre

Thakazhi Sivasankara Pillai

Society as Hero

Vinayak Krishna Gokak

Towards the Integrated Man as the Ideal

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