Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Interview with Jyotirmoy Mazumdar !!!

Jyotirmoy Mazumdar, born on 18th June 92 in Guwahati to a lawyer father and writer mother had just entered in the fleet on Indian authors with his debut novel, “Did She Love Me?” 

Qus: How does it feel to hold your book in hand?
Answer: The feeling you get when you hold one of the best works of your life in your hands cannot be expressed in words. When I held the book in my hands, I was very happy but at the same time I was sad too, I wanted to express my joy and happiness with my family but there were not present. Overall it was a wonderful feeling. I hope I get this kind of feelings quite often. *laughs*

Qus: What made you a writer?
Answer: Writing is something which came to me by accident. I was always an avid reader and I used to write poems and songs too but that can’t make you write a book. Writing a book is not a joke, it needs a lot of patience and I got that push for writing a book after some incidents of life. Though my mom is a writer but my inspiration and push for writing would be life and its hardships.

Qus: Being a debut author, what hardships you had to face while writing as well as getting your book published?
Answer: Writing a book is the easiest part of getting it published. To get a book published you need tons and tons of patience, first of all to find a publisher, and a good deal for your book. There are publishers which don’t help you with cover designing and editing but to find a good deal is very hard. So to get a book published we need to patient and accurate.

Ques : Tell us something about your book.

Answer : My book is basically a story of a boy named Jayrish, and how his life unfolds with hurdles and wrong decisions when he falls in love. Love makes him do all the things he never thought he could do, be it fighting or revolting with his parents or going to unknown place for his love. The way he leaves his dreams and selflessly loves his girl that is remarkable.

Qus: Do you think true love exist like you have shown in the book?

Ans: Yes, it does exist. It is hard to find in today’s world but it does exist.

Qus: How did you come up with the title of the book?
Answer : The initial title of the book was "She Played Around" but that title kind of revealed the total story of the book. When I gave a thought to it, this title came to my mind as even when the story ends Jayrish is not sure if she really loved him or was it just an illusion from her side.

Qus: Is there any message you would like to give through your novel?

Answer : Yes, there is a message I would like to give through my novel, no matter what happens we should stand for our dreams and love at the same time, wrong things happen but that's when we learn. No one and nothing is perfect, so we should learn to accept the people and live our life with the faults. One more thing I would like to say is that we should never disrespect our parents.

Qus: Tell us something about yourself.
Answer : I don't really like speaking about myself but if I have to speak, I would say I am just a normal guy with some big dreams, an average student now. I like to write when I find time. I did my schooling from Happy Child High School, Guwahati, till my 10th and then I shifted to Delhi, now I am a first year engineering student from SRM University with Computer science.

Qus: What are your future plans? Do you plan to take up writing on full time basis?
Answer : In India, we can't totally depend on a full time writing career until you are someone like Chetan Bhagat who sells over 15 million copies per book. I will keep writing till the end but a career as writing is not clearly in my eyes

Qus: Is your second novel also going to be of romance genre?

Answer : Not really. It would be a love story with a different plot, you can't really put it in the romance genre.

Qus: Who has been your source of inspiration?

Answer: My mother has been my source of Inspiration throughout.

Qus: What are your favourite works?

Answer: Preeti Shenoy’s Life is what you make it, Ravinder Singh’s I too had a Love story, Chetan Bhagat’s 2 States, Hunger Game by Suzanne Collins and 11 Minutes by Paulo Coelho.

Qus: And finally, any advice or suggestion you would like to give to aspiring authors and readers?

Answer : Well, I don't know if I have achieved that much to give advice but I would just like to tell them that always listen to your heart and do what makes you happy. Write only what you would want to read. Read your work once twice till you are sure it is very good before publishing it.


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