The Literature Times: Welcome to The Literature Times, author. Congratulations on the release of your book. What responses are you getting from your readers? Please share your experience with this book.
Mohammed Arshad Amin: Reader’s message – It’s a big delight for me to introduce you this published poetry book “ Rhythms of The Heart “ by the two remarkable Rohingya poets Mohammed Arshad Amin and Mohammed Hamim. It’s impossible to describe the depth of their writings and how much it touched me reading the truths from the two Rohingya refugees which always deal with love, romance, loss, heartbreak and survival. All I can say here again is that, no matter how our circumstances are, love unites us all.
The Literature Times: What encourages you to become an Author?
Mohammed Arshad Amin: In the refugees camps, there are so many critical situations happened terribly before my eyes that I could not believe. Obviously, it has been my dream and indeed the sufferings and the pain of my Rohingya people inspire me to write poetry and encourage me to become an author.”
The Literature Times: What are your favorite topics of writing? Please tell us something about your interest areas in the literature.
Mohammed Arshad Amin : My favorite topics are the Pain, Love, Nature, Sufferings of refugee life, Forlornness of elders or youngers’, Unintelligible earth and Humanity indeed. My interest areas in the literature are to be a prolific author worldwide whom are very heuristic, bookish and intently want to kill the quench of their thirsts.
The Literature Times: We were hoping you could tell us about some of those writers who had inspired you and whom you follow!
Mohammed Arshad Amin: There are many poets I like such as William Shakespeare, Williamsji Maveli, Yar Tin, Mohammad Erfun Amin, Rabindranath Tagore, Jibonando Das, Mirza Ghalib, T.S Eliot, Langton Hughes, Tin Moe, Min Thun Wan, Maung Cho Nwe, Maya Angelou, Rafeef Ziadah and others. However, my favourite poet is Maulana Jalal Uddin Rumi whowas incomparable, exceptional and unique. Reading his poetry confers mutual benefits of poetry and about Islam. He conveyed the meaning of life to his fellow generations through his poetry.
The Literature Times: The titles seem different and catchy; how you decided it? Please let us know the story behind it.
Mohammed Arshad Amin: It was arduous to finalize the titles. In our present life, we have been undergoing different kinds of plights and traumatic pain and also these are the common occurrences that our sensitive hearts encounter. Therefore, we decided to give our book title ” Rhythms of The Heart” and really it’s our renaissance that we have been writing so that we put our subtitle ” The Two Rohingyas in Blossom“.
The Literature Times: What are your achievements so far? Tell us something about your writing career.
Mohammed Arshad Amin: Many of my poems have been published in copious websites and blogs and also a co-author of many anthologies such as “My Pen Shall Take Me To The Star: A Gallery Of Poems For Saving Lives” and ” Seed Of Faith: An Anthology Of Poems Against Domestic Violence” and “SILENT ( THE UNVOICED WOMEN)“, etc. In addition,my greatest achievement has been – publishing internationally my first poetry book by 2022. By that time, I had no financial support from anyone and even from my family and had to work a full-time job while pursuing my study career.
The Literature Times: What is your current goal in writing career? How do you see your future in writing?
Mohammed Arshad Amin: I am keen to be a renowned author worldwide in my writing career.Being able to convey what I mean efficiently will make all the differences to my ability to pursue a fulfilling and successful career.
The Literature Times: Are there any other books being worked by you? Please let us know about your future projects.
Mohammed Arshad Amin: No, there are no books. I am passionately enthusiastic of writing the books depending on the circumstances of Rohingya minority.
The Literature Times: How you see Indian writing in the 21st century? What changes do you see in the modern way of writing? Do you feel it has been changed by the time?
Mohammed Arshad Amin: Indian writing in 21st century has burgeoned due to the ardent writers and readers. I see there are many changes in the modern way of writing. For instance, everything has become easy due to the technology.
The Literature Times: How easy/ difficult it was for you to publish your book? What message would you like to give to budding authors?
Mohammed Arshad Amin : It was difficult to publish our book as we have no national cards, bank accounts and no proper refuge, but due to the help of one of our teachers, we have successfully published. “Whatever the situation is, never lose hope and be strong and keep writing ”.