Author’s Background: Author, Amaresh Prasad Bhandary whose book, “Mai Aswatthama Bol Raha Hoon” published by Astitva Prakashan got released on 13th of April 2022, is an assistant professor by profession. He belongs to the state of Jharkhand and he also runs a YouTube channel by the name of ‘The Vision.’ This book by him has been published by ‘Astitva Prakashan’and is available on all the top online selling platforms for the readers.
Neel Preet: Firstly, Congratulations on your book, “Mai Aswatthama Bol Raha Hoon!” What responses are you getting from this book of yours? Please share your experience about this book.
Amaresh Prasad Bhandary: Thank you very much sir, I convey my thanks to all my readers and viewers through you. You may call this book a baby one because it has been published duly, hence I am not aware of the market response, however, the dash board will display it but many people across the country whom I never knew have congratulated me for this very book.
Neel Preet: What inspired you to write this book? What was the impetus behind this work of yours?
Amaresh Prasad Bhandary: Honestly speaking the more I went through the Mahabharata the more I became curious to trace who the very person was responsible for such a disaster’ only Shakuni and Duryodhan or any one else but I found many instead of any.
Neel Preet: What do you expect that the readers will learn from this book?
Amaresh Prasad Bhandary: Actually before writing this book I pondered over the issue that if only an attempt at unwrapping Draupadi’s clothing can bring forth such a destruction then what consequences the world will have to face where molesting the chastity of women have turned to be a game for pleasure and fashion. Indeed we are entering the domain of perversion, that is why day by day the number of ‘Nirbhayas’ are increasing.
Neel Preet: While writing the book what was your mind-set? What are some of the learnings that you gained from this work of yours?
Amaresh Prasad Bhandary: I not only expect rather do believe that my readers will keep in their mind ‘Ashwatthamas’ suffering’ gained in return of his misdeeds which will restrict them from marching towards hell and lead a healthy and candid life.
Neel Preet: A part from religion & mythology, in which other genre would you like to contribute?
Amaresh Prasad Bhandary: Sir please don’t take me otherwise apparently this very book appears to be religion or mythology based but intensely it is a comparative study up to a great extent. To illustrate this I, would just like to quate:
‘Chirharan Draupadi ka tuchchh hua, ab shill naari ki harte hain.’ For your kind information very soon you will get my another book ‘Pighalta Aasman’ meaning ‘The Melting Sky’ in which you will have a glimpse different shades of life.
Neel Preet: After reading this book, I’m greatly impressed & I want you to explain us that which segment of readers are you targeting with the book of yours?
Amaresh Prasad Bhandary: Better to say, the parents whose off springs are above 16 they must present this book to their kids on their birthdays and without any binding of caste, creed, sect, gender, religion because I think my creation does not reflect any particular religion rather it is an allegory and as you know allegory has no bindings and it is based on some one’s deeds whether good or bad and the ultimate result for the deeds and I am confident that the lessons this book contains will help the readers a lot to decide what to do and what to not(I’ll request them to read this book it is not me but Ashwatthama will work as their mentor.
Neel Preet: Next, I want you to tell us about some of those writers, who had inspired you!
Amaresh Prasad Bhandary: Many such writers are there but in this particular book the story is an ancient one but you may say it, a vice-versa because I have rewritten the story but it is an analysis, may say a post morte. However, in this very book in a particular portion I composed something that was an inspiration from the great Romantic poet and critic S.T. Coleridge and Michel Madhusudan Dutt, a great poet in Bengali..
Neel Preet: Is there any message that you would like to convey to your readers? Or any piece of advice, which you would like to give to the readers out there!
Amaresh Prasad Bhandary: People must read this book at least once without any discrimination of caste, creed, gender, race, religion etc. for the formation of a healthy society where there will be no room for any sort of perversion.
Neel Preet: Are there any other books being worked by you? Please let us know about your future projects.
Amaresh Prasad Bhandary: Already, I told you about ‘Pighalata Aasman,’
and one another project upon which I am working although the title of that very book is not finalised yet but presently I call it ‘The Forgottens…’ and let it remain a suspense please.
Neel Preet: Thank you so much for answering all my questions. All the very best to you for future and your book too!
Amaresh Prasad Bhandary: You are welcome sir.