Mr.Anish Kanjilal groomed at ST . MARY’S , VIDYASAGAR COLLEGE , C.U & I.G.N.O.U, P.G.D.C.P AT S.T.G. He is currently DIRECTOR & SENIOR LECTURER AT E.T.I KOLKATA. He is HONOURED BY RAJASTHAN PATRIKA in 2009. Let us know more about his writing.
What inspired you to start writing?
In this brevity of life, some priceless memorandums,worthy inwardness and moralistic lessons are the ones that strike the emotional chord of one’s heart and help to explain the vitality of those tentative moments that leave a permanent impact on one’s life.I do not know whether in my compendious sentience, I would ever be able to live upto the soaring expectations of my well-wishers ,but I believe that the manifestations of such inspirational moments would definitely suffice my impending commitments.
What did you like to read when you were a boy?
I believe poems should hierarchically be designated above all holy compositions because these are serene manifestations of the true experiences of a simple human being. These can only be composed by those who have experienced spiritual extravaganza, accepting the deprivation of materialism with pride. If reading the works of other writers could ignite one’s poetic spirit ,then every second human being would have been a poet .Yet for technical formalities ,I would like to pay reverence to the works of Robert Frost and Sylvia plath.
What is the greatest challenge in writing a book?
The sanctity of a poet’s inwardness is only revered if the originality of his composition is comprehended by the commonality. Thus, I tried to maintain utmost simplicity while drafting each verse so that my readers become residents of that euphoria of vivacity that once provided me a refuge too.
How much research do you do before writing the book?
Poems differ from other compositions because they prove to be a paragon in the world of fantasy which pays a tribute to realism through the transformation of bleak inwardness into elated ones. Thus, they require a research in the various aspects of life which can only be achieved through self-belief and empathy with others. In the few very years that I have spent on earth, life has taught me a lot.
What motivated you to write the book “Fateless 13”?
I would like to express my deepest condolences to those who have acquired a lot from education, but failed to implement its rightful execution .Scientific expertise can only reward oneself with materialistic pleasures ,thus voracity for spiritual attainments is required to explore the true spirit of life. Thus when I encountered the gloomy situations when and where people succumbed to sorrows just because they failed to impress , I was motivated in all ways to express.
Can you tell us more about your latest book “Fateless 13”?
THE 13 POEMS ARE LIKE 13 INGREDIENTS TO A MASTER RECIPE , DEALING WITH LIFE AND BEYOND LIFE. IN SHORT “VIRTUE THY AN ASSET TO A MIND WHERE RULES PEACE”-ANISH.KANJILAL
How did you came up with the idea of writing collection of poems genre book?
Well I never thought or felt that I’ll be writing poems or I’ll be picking 13 out of my works and publishing a book of course. But somehow these 13 poems which I consider to be the best out of so many itself gave me a thought that I could come up with an idea of writing a collection of poems. As the name suggests-‘Fateless‘-so what would be the destiny of these poems even I don’t know. I don’t know that whether they are destined to be remembered after my death.
This anthology ”Fateless 13” does not have a predictable future and I will not ponder on it as I am more committed to the cause of writing my poems in order to be productive to the society.
Who are your favourite authors?
One and only , Robert frost………….
How much time do you dedicate for writing on a daily basis?
Poems are divine compilations as these help you to connect to your immortal soul. It is only in the euphoria of intense pleasure or perplexity that one is compelled to pen down his emotions.
What words of wisdom would you like to give to aspiring writers?
I am not an extravagant being who could shower some coins of intellect on the commonality. I am a complacent spirit who could help others through spiritual philanthropism. With regards to this, I would just like to inform my companions that in this short duration of life, one should not delay manifesting his emotions and experiences.
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