After Maximum City, this mini book?
What is Remembered came to be during my research for a book on New York. Fiction fuels my non-fiction. I was looking to tell a subtle story of exile, and fiction was the perfect, timeless way.
Why did you launch it on the Juggernaut app?
As a storyteller, I don’t care what the medium is.
Do you relate with the protagonist, Mahesh?
There are bits that I can relate to, a few memories. But I know of a lot of people like Mahesh who want to forget everything Indian, but have a chink in their armour.
How different was writing the second book?
Obviously, no research went into this one, except for the perpetual “what if I were inside the person’s head”, when I met people.
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