Author Article: Ajita Pandey

Hello author, on behalf of all the readers, we would like to discuss something about you and of course, your book as well.  This conversation will help reader to know more about you and your debut book.

Criticspace: Most welcome to Criticspcae, Author. We heartily congratulate you for being a published author. It’s really a great achievement. First thing, we would like to know about your basic info as a person, daily life, career so far and anything you would like to share about you with your readers.

Author: Thank you so much. So let’s start it from the name of course, I am Ajita Pandey a resident of Bhopal, M.P. I am pursuing my Masters Degree in English literature from The Bhopal School of Social Sciences.

Criticspace: That’s really great; please tell us something about your journey of becoming an author. When you actually started writing and how was the circumstance? Did any person or situation influenced you to write your debut book or was it your childhood hobby of writing?

Author: During my childhood days, I read a sentence somewhere that each journey has a story behind it and that story is of struggle, fights and hard-work. I was into writing fromthe time when I was a student of 10th standard. Writing for my parents especially for my father had no value at that time and he always thought that I was killing the time whenever he saw me holding a pen and paper. His continuous taunts discouraged me once and I decided to quit writing. But at this stage I received the support from my mother and from my siblings. They encouraged me and helped me in getting attached to my comfort zone again. I still remember the day when I decided to go for an Open-Mic Event which took place in the city. I hot myself registered for it and was excited about the participation. I even asked my parents to accompany me to the place so that they too can hear and see what I write is not for wasting time. It was getting late (as it happens in every event) and my father scolded me in front of a large crowd and told that the event is over and brought me back home from that place without letting me participate in it. This, incident left me broken as it was a chance for me to show my talent in front of others. That day, when I came back I decided not to write but then, I realised that by doing so I am proving myself wrong. Thus, I later thought that I will one day show him that what I am doing is not useless and decided of getting my poems published in a form of a poetry collection. The people,who were standing by my side in whole journey of mine include my Elder Brothes Pritesh Gupa and Sagar Mishra,my Mother Mrs. Prabha Pandey, my Sisters Shweta Pandey and Yashaswini Pandey and my Younger Brothers Vishal Mishra, Shridhar Pandey and Shashwat Pandey. The names of these people are important because they all came together in some way or the other to make me a published poet.

Criticspace: Please tell the reader something about your book. What is your message to those readers who have still not read the book? Why they should pick it up for reading?

Author: My book is basically a poetry collection titled “Words of Silence”. This book is having some of the poems written by me. The poems in the book are related to my life, the situations I faced, the reality of society as a whole, death and loss. Each poem written in the book has a different message which readers could understand only after reading the book and they should  pick up the “Words of Silence” gor knowing and experiencing both the phases of life, because one can relate to the novel and experience the poetry.

Criticspace: And yes, the most important thing we would like to hear from you is what is your message to those new writers who have not yet started their journey of becoming an author? You have been their source of motivation, please convey your thoughts with them.

Author: If you have confidence on yourself and on your skill let the world see it because your talent is rare and your experience can be told just by you. Write and re-write the things but never try to quit writing of its your passion because once you quit things become even more difficult because you need to start that thing again from the very scratch. Communicate to your readers through your work and make them realise that you have a special and unique journey behind your hard-working.

Criticspace: That’s really great! We wish you all good luck for your literature career.

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