A book set Â in the pre-independence era, ‘Barnabas’ is a suspense-thriller by Sangeeta Nambiar. We present to you a short conversation with this talented author where she talks about her book, her hobbies and many other interesting things. Get ready to Â know more about this personality by reading the post. 🙂
Q: Tell us something about your book and what should readers expect from it.
A: The book, set against the Indian freedom struggle, is basically about Bombay’s first private detective who, despite being an Indian, manages to solve the mystery surrounding an English woman’s death.
Q: Who/ What is that person/instance in your life without whom/ which this book wouldn’t have happened?
A: This book is my salute to Agatha Christie.
Q: If you are told that you are to live the life of one character from your book, who would it be and why?
A: I’d want to be Rose. The evil machinations of her mind. It’s something I’d enjoy exploring for a bit.
Q: The advent of vigorous social networking sites has made everyone desperate to create an identity for themselves. Being an author, what does Social Networking mean to you?
A; Nothing. I realise it’s vital to be ‘out there’ peddling your wares vigorously. But, I wrote the book because I wanted to write, to explore, to take that first baby step towards writing for films. I’m a bad social networker.
Q: What do you like to indulge in when you’re not writing?
A: I’m a theatre and film director. My first film ‘A Gran Plan’, starring Farida Jalal & Oliver Kennett is currently doing the film festival rounds. Nothing gives me more pleasure than directing- whether film or stage.