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Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Letting The Silence Stand

"Actually, I began this book as non-fiction but then found I wanted to add more layers. For a long time, while rewriting the book, I thought fiction meant that one needed to add dramatic details to what had already been collected through travel and research. What I learnt, however, is that writing fiction is more about taking things away and letting the silence stand."

- Business Standard interviews Amitava Kumar on the eve of the publication of his first novel.


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