Saturday, August 13, 2016

Guest Post: Not the usual Boy meets Girl romance,How did you research for it? to Paromita Goswami

Good day People !
Presenting Guest Post for Paromita and her debut novel: Shamsuddin's Grave.

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Book Blitz: Shamsuddin's Grave by Paromita Goswami

Q: Not the usual Boy meets Girl romance, this story must have taken a lot of research to show the traditions, the social ladder and its effects,... How did you research for it? Also how much time did you take to write the entire story? :)

A: Hey, Nilima thank you so much for this opportunity.
You are so much correct in saying that this book is not the usual boy meets girl romance although there is a tinge of romance too in the book, however, in a very different manner.
Honestly, this book needed a lot of research as it is based on facts and figures than fiction and as an author, I didn’t want that to be compromised in any way. Thankfully I got the help from the eminent organizations and natives in a big way to help me gather information about the traditions and rituals practiced by the people. Social ladder is another aspect that is more or less same in almost all the parts of India.
Refugees, illegal immigrants from Bangladesh have always been one of the major crises of this part of the country and there are several organizations that are working towards this issue. However, without adequate help from the government, it is not possible to eradicate it. I was born and spent my growing years in this part of the country which helped me understand the situation better and also helped me in writing my book.
A small article in the Times of India about urbanization triggered the idea of the story. That was way back in 2010. I didn’t give much thought to it and kept it aside. But then the idea didn’t let me sleep for many months. Finally, I started to develop the plot and researched for the facts that took me a year more to eventually complete my manuscript.

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