We had the chance to interview the author Gunardhav, the writer of “Karna: The Tragic Hero of Mahabaharata” recently. In this candid conversation, the author shared many interesting aspects related his book writing. Check it out!
Akhila Saroha: I would like to begin by congratulating you on the publication of “Karna: The Tragic Hero of Mahabharata.” How has the response to the book been so far?
Gunardhav: That’s my pleasure. Till now, there’s no response even I tried my best
Gunardhav: As I was interested from childhood in writing, my grandma and grandpa helped me improve more and more in this field & in 2018, when I failed my inter, I had to wait for a year, so I decided to utilise the time and convey the story of Karna to everyone. This is a gift to my late grandparents, who made me this much capable
3. Akhila Saroha: How easy or difficult was it for you to extract the narrative out of the epic and write from the perspective of Karna in “Karna: The Tragic Hero of Mahabharata”? There could have been a possibility of other characters influencing Karna. How did you manage to avoid that?
Gunardhav: It was very difficult to write it, but as I have been listening to this epic since childhood, it wasn’t so much Difficult
4. Akhila Saroha: “Karna: The Tragic Hero of Mahabharata” shows Karna as a personality who has equally human characteristics. Do you agree that such characteristics will remain universally relevant? Or can that change over time?
Gunardhav: Yeah, surely they’ll remain as their struggle gave them the strength to face any problem
5. Akhila Saroha: Despite there being numerous other characters in Mahabharata, what was the reason for your choosing the character of Karna for writing “Karna: The Tragic Hero of Mahabharata”?
Gunardhav: Because it was a such a complex character which should be made aware to everyone
6. Akhila Saroha: “Karna: The Tragic Hero of Mahabharata” has given a powerful introduction to your potential as a writer. Can the readers expect more from you in the future? Please share about your future projects.
Gunardhav: As of now, I’m working on the story of great Vishwamitra, who is one of the saptharishis and composer of Gayatri Mantra
7. Akhila Saroha: What is the story behind the title of your work, “Karna: The Tragic Hero of Mahabharata”?
Gunardhav: We all know that Karna had to suffer so much in his life and remained an undefeated warrior and he’s such a tragic Character more than Pitamah Bhishma And Guru Drona in Mahabharat. So that’s the reason behind it
8. Akhila Saroha: “Karna: The Tragic Hero of Mahabharata” is a compact and compressed version of Mahabharata. Do you think the epic is open to being written from the perspectives of other characters? Which ones?
Gunardhav: Yeah, if it is going to written from anyone’s perspective means it should be written. From the Perspective of Pitamah Bhishma
9. Akhila Saroha: In the present time, stories featuring people like your characters in “Karna: The Tragic Hero of Mahabharata” do not find much mention. What, according to you, could be the possible reason for that?
Gunardhav: The way We blindly turn an eye to our ancient Indian tradition
10. Akhila Saroha: Thanks for taking out your time and answering the questions. Would you like to give any message to the readers of “Karna: The Tragic Hero of Mahabharata”?
Gunardhav: Please, Everyone should read this book so that everyone can know about the way of handling problems in their life and remain unchanged
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