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.
Author: The Literature Times:. Coming to the question, I am gettingvery good response from the reader who are known to me and unknown to me and the title of the book being crazy created curiosity amongst them to read the book. As far as my experience with this book is concerned, being my own autobiography which is full of tragedies, sorrows, thrilling and heart touching incidences, while remembering these scattered memories, I wondered how I am existing? While writing this book my Blood pressure was shoot up and blood sugar was increased. The experiences are not much better but very much bitter, because the story of my life is nothing but a sad songs of various struggles of family and service life, of course after retirement I have buried all my past in a dig and started living active and healthy life, now my principle of life is ‘Growing older, without feeling old’. So I made myself busy and active in different roles of life such as Advocate, RTI and Social activist, Student, Yoga teacher, established social organisation and now Author. I am devoting my knowledge and life in the service of needy people particularly poor and downtrodden people. In short retirement is my rebirth.
The Literature Times: What encourages you to become an Author?
Author: My life experiences taught me that in this physical and materialistic world, the principles and values are easy to preach but difficult to practice, since the follower has to be able to afford the price of the same and this is my experience. All my such experiences of my ethical life encourages me share this with the masses and encourages me to became author.
The Literature Times: What are your favorite topics of writing? Please tell us something about your interest areas in the literature.
Author: My favorite topic of writing are sensitive issues of society such as farmers suicide and their other problems, increasing of dowry trend, rape and women harassment at every place in society, increasing trend of corruption at every place and increasing white collar criminals in the society, poverty in India, degradation of moral values in society, nurturing Yogic values and education in all fields etc. and my interest area of literature are social, philosophical, political, educational, particularly biography/Autobiography, nonfiction text dealing with an actual, real life subject and fiction includes poem, novels and stories.
The Literature Times: We were hoping you could tell us about some of those writers who had inspired you and whom you follow!
Author: Basicallytheprinciples and literature based there on written by Swami Vivekananda and Bhagvadgita written by Ved Vyasa are great inspiration ofmy life. The commentaries on Bhagvadgita written by Dr. S. Radhakrishanan, Mahatma Gandhi, Vinoba Bhave and their other literature on religion and philosophy are my great inspiration. The literature of Aurobindo, Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar literature on Goutam Buddha, The literature of Acharya Rajneesh on various topics including Yoga, Sankhya Philosophy, particularly literature on meditation technique is very much wonderful. The books written by Dr.. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Azad, Kiran Bedi and foreign philosopher such as Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics, Plato, Socrates and Kant’s ethical philosophy, moral philosophy of W.M.Urban and recent author Swett Marden, there are other author/writers also, so these are the writers whose works/ literature inspires me to live in ethical way following truth, honesty and non-violence in life. I am following their principles and values.
The Literature Times: The titles seem different and catchy; how you decided it? Please let us know the story behind it.
Author: The story behind the title is that basically I am devotee of Lord Krishna and Swami Vivekananda, my life is solely based on the principles taught by them. So my nature is very sensitive, I can’t tolerate any injustice, corruption, illegality, atrocities particularly in case of poor and downtrodden peoples, farmers because of this nature there was struggle at various stages of my life such as a student, as a joint family member, as a government officers, as a RTI and social activist. I got harassed from my kith and kin for the sake of their heavy expectation of money on the ground of educational obligation just like bonded labour but in such a critical economic situation I never compromise with my values of truth and honesty. So my overall experiences reveal that sincerity, honesty, integrity, sentimentality, tolerance, non-corrupt attitude, kith and kinship, conscientious altruistic, generosity, kindness etc. qualities are the fault or guilt of the man in this physical and materialistic world and I had afforded the cost of my principles and values. Further I strongly believe that we are responsible for our good or bad deeds i.e. karma of life, so I cannot blame others. So I am guilty not in legal and criminal sense as this is legal term being asked to the criminals i.e. are you guilty? And despite crime committed by them most of them says “No” but I am guilty in social sense of the materialistic world where truth, sincerity, honesty having no values. So for details you need to read the book.
The Literature Times: What are your achievements so far? Tell us something about your writing career.
Author: My achievements are that basically I belong to poor farmer’s family, born in very small village situated on the banks of river. In adverse situation I had completed my graduation in Agriculture, despite ambition of post-graduation, I could not have completed due to economic condition of family. Further my dream was to become I.A.S. officer in such period when there was no trend and facility as today. I tried in adverse situation bot not reach the goal but I had passed the competitive examination held by the State Public Service Commission and selected in M.A.S. services and worked on various post of class II and class I services in the Agriculture department of the state of Maharashtra and finally retired on the M.A.S. Class I post as a Deputy Director of Agriculture. Throughout my service life I fought against corruption and still the fight is going on. I am whistle-blower and number of scams I had exposed in my service life. My service life was full of struggle and it was too lonely fight according to the patriotic song of ‘Ekla chalo Re’ of Rabindranath Tagore. I had afforded the cost of my principles and non-corrupt nature. After retirement I am practicing as an Advocate in Hon’ble High Court, Mumbai and allied courts. Simultaneously I am devoting my life for the service of poor and downtrodden people. I am RTI and Social Activist. I am founder of the social organisation namely Swami Vivekananda Prerit Samagra Sudhar Mandal and I am President of the said organisation. My social work is solely away from name, fame and money and based on the philosophy of Swami Vivekananda. I am devotee of the great Master. Similarly, after my retirement because of my educational thrust I have completed my diploma of Yoga Teacher, diploma in Yoga Therapy, graduation, post-graduation and doctorate in Yogic Science, similarly I have completed Post-Graduation Diploma in Study of Religion and still perusing some other degrees. My writing career is started from graduation and post-graduation and doctorate studies. I wrote on various projects, dissertation, thesis and various research paper but publishing of book is my first experience. Now my four books are under writing and other subjects are in my mind. Now my biggest achievement is that I became an Author.
The Literature Times: What is your current goal in writing a career? How do you see your future in writing?
Author: My current goal in writing is that my four books are in completion stage and likely to publish shortly. I am fond of reading and writing and I want to devote my remained life in writing on various topic such as social problem, Agriculture, Yoga and law based topic. So I see my future in writing is bright and let us hope so if health and god permits.
The Literature Times: Are there any other books being worked by you? Please let us know about your future projects.
Author: Yes, as already told by me, there areother four books, out of these two books are on yoga philosophy and yoga therapy and two are on social issues farmer’s suicide and corruption, the work is going on and shortly it will be published. My future projects are that first of all I want to start Yoga and Naturopathy Institution for the health of society and enhance my social activity through the social organisation established by me, Particularly I have to work on Suicide of the Framers, Dowry System, an orphan and age old problems and simultaneously I will work on writing mostly on social, legal, yogic and philosophical issues.
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?
Author: In 21st century, being modern, technological and electronic development, an Indian writing. having very bright future. There are various changes such as self-book publishing platforms are available, , they are providing very nice services and publishing book in a very short span of time without destructing the emotions of an Author. Further the literature on various topics are easily available at a figure tips of hand through computer and mobile and at the same time new social, economic, health and cyber related problems are increasing day today. So of course I feel it has been changed by time,
The Literature Times: How easy/ difficult it was for you to publish your book? What message would you like to give to budding authors?
Author: Due to self-book publishing platform, it became easy to publish my book only difficulty is that my book being in Marathi language, I had to take efforts in editing of book in grammatical means. In self-publishing of book, an author must active and alert. Further this book is nothing but positive efforts and utilization of time in the negative situation of Corona i.e. COVID -19 pandemics, for the inspiration of aspiring student belongs to poor family, sincere and non-corrupt public servant, devoted family members, social activist, retired person who want to live active life and aspiring women who want make career. The message I would like share with the budding author is that the writing is an excellent art as well as it is a strong weapon to give justice to the society and it also guide to the needy people, so budding writer can write in the issues interested to them, particularly on social and health issues.