Author Article: Kuna Hansdah

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 criticspace, 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: I am a person as simple as any 9-5 working people who loves playing badminton, loves hindi songs and hindi films; spends a good number of hours in FaceBook and WhatsApp; a simple middle class man. Born in a Santali speaking family, I had spent my initial days in SOSO, a village in Mayurbhanj district of state ODISHA. Later on, I went to JNV Salabani, Mayurbhanj and completed my intermediate. I lost my father at a very early age so our family’s financial condition was not that stable. But my mom, being a housewife, is still a hardheaded woman. She could manage to provide me and my three siblings, with the best possible education. As I completed my intermediate in science, I decided to take up a professional course and landed into an industrial training institute in Rourkela. With god’s grace as I completed my 2 year training I got through a job in RINL Vizag Steel Plant in Visakhapatnam and then onwards, it’s been 10 years; I have been working with RINL, Visakhapatnam.

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 influence you to write your debut book or was it your child hood hobby of writing?

Author: Born in an era of diary entries,I did a lot of that in my initial days; making entries of day-to-day routines. But slowly as the wheels of life started revolving, I got an exposure more and more stories. Eventually my day-to-day routine diary entries got replaced by stories; stories that were made of people’s lives; their perspective and their takes on situations and this whole journey call life. And then there was a day, all my work turned out into a script; a film script. This was the turning point of my literary career. I approached quite a number of directors with my work, but was turned down by all. Then I decided to write my film script into a novel and here it is; my first novel SAGAI GANADE.

Criticspace: Please tell the readers 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: SAGAI GANADE is unlike any love story. It’s a story of values; values that build our live; the values that maintain the equilibrium of our society. It’s a story of a generation who is prejudiced, lives in the past and is cynical; at the same time a generation with opinion more fair and rational. Basically it’s a story on traditional value at its core with a touch of modernity.

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: Life is unpredictable. Sometimes we need to live our lives in moments, not as per our schedule. If one has a refreshing story or is good at expressing one’s feeling then writing is an excellent way to reach out to the people living in different corners of the world. We never know our thoughts or stories may touch someone’s heart or bring a difference in someone’s life. So get up, inhale some fresh air and start living your dream.

Thank you criticspace…

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