An Author’s Word: Rohan Chakravarty
1. If not an author which other creative field would one find you in and why?
I don’t consider myself an author; it is too pompous a tag! I’m very happy just being called a cartoonist. If I weren’t a cartoonist, I’d have been a singer today.
2. What does the written word mean to you?
A word written is a word felt; and a word understood is a word absorbed!
3. Your personal favourite five authors in any genre.
- Edward Hamilton Aitkien (natural history)
- Woody Allen (comedy)
- Alex Von Tunzelmann (history)
- Mario Puzo (The Mob has its own genre, I believe, thanks to this man!) and
- Tim Flannery (science). I haven’t included cartoonists here because that should be a separate list.
4. What is your favourite word, in any language, and how would you describe its meaning?
‘Petrichor:’ Hands down!
5. E-Book or physical book? What do you prefer and why?
From my previous answer you may guess that olfaction is a very prominent sense in my system. Therefore, books over e-books any day!