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An Author’s Word: Umesh Pant

1. If not an author which other creative field would one find you in and why?

May be a scientist. 

 

2. What does the written word mean to you?

Written words make you master of your imagination. In this world full of visual media written words are literary relief. 

 

3.Your personal favourite five authors in any genre.

  • Nirmal Verma (Fiction/ Non Fiction)  
  • Vinod Kumar Shukl (Poetry)  
  • Haruki Murakami (Fiction)
  • Manohar Shyam Joshi (Fiction),  
  • Amrit Lal Vegad (Travel writing).

 

4. What is your favourite word, in any language, and how would you describe its meaning?

Sublime : Beauty/ experience of very high quality which makes us admire it very much. While travelling, this feeling is provoked by very large landscapes, dangerous places and geographies which are normally difficult to reach. This feeling makes us realise that there are things beyond our limit. This sense of being small liberates us and makes us a better person. 

 

5. E-Book or physical book? What do you prefer and why?

Physical books for the love of paper and its smell.