Interview: Sanjay B. Tari author of ‘The Youngster who became a Spy’
‘The Youngster who became a Spy’ is Sanjay B. Tari’s debut novel. Sanjay, after having completed his B.Com and ACA, now works as a Finance Controller at Sharq Investment Company, Kuwait. The author has interest in reading historical books, biographies, autobiographies, philosophical books and fictions. He is also interested in watching different forms of art performances. Writing is an important medium through which one can at a certain level influence the society around. Although fictional, the stories are a source of inspirations for youngsters and/or administrations and the subjects they handle. This subtle message, and inspiring various people and institutions for the benefit of the society as a whole inspired the author to write.
‘The Youngster who became a Spy’ is a thriller, set in the 3rd and 4th Century AD, about a youngster who navigates his way through to the upper echelons of the state’s administration through determination. How his parents, the state and his determination sets him on the right track and how he achieves greatness and in the process contributes to the kingdom, is described in the first half of the story. It also describes the life of a common man, and in that set up, the way in which the protagonist creates a niche for himself. The contributions in terms of spy missions and detective works are part of the second half of the story.
In an exclusive interview with Readersland.com, Sanjay talks about his journey as an author and more about the novel.
RL: When did you realise yourself as an author?
Sanjay: Right from childhood I have an imaginative mind. Real life situations and circumstances intrigue me. I subconsciously note people’s responses to varied conditions and note how they could have been different. However, the realization that I could write was only recent.
RL: What was your motivation to write “The Youngster Who Became A Spy”?
Sanjay: I believe, that through writing, whether fictional or otherwise, you can influence society positively. With all the negativity around, I felt the need to write something entertaining with a subtle message of encouragement to youngsters and the rulers – the government.
RL: How did the idea strike to write a thriller novel?
Sanjay: I was once visiting Panhalgad, a serene fort of Shivaji during the monsoons. I was impressed with the scenery and the historical facts given by the guide during the tour. One of the important facts mentioned by the guide apart from the valor of Shivaji and Bajiprabhu Deshpande was existence of wide and fairly intelligent spy network in Shivaji’s army. It was during this time that I had an idea of a thriller novel in historical setting.
RL: Did you face any challenge while writing the book?
Sanjay: Although historical details about wars and information about great kings and generals are available, the life of common man during that period is not documented. Further, how the traders, manufacturers and money lenders went about conducting their business is quite obscure. To write historical fiction from the common man’s point of view was quite a challenge.
RL: Can you tell us little bit more about your first novel “The Youngster Who Became A Spy”?
The idea of writing this story is to inspire youngsters, who might have become wayward or may have been misguided in early life, to get on a right track and achieve well for themselves and in the process make positive contributions to society. It also gives a message to the rulers – i.e. the government for making an effort to integrate the common man into the whole state set-up, make laws for prompt and effective justice and implement rules without any favour.
The novel is about a young boy who is a bit wayward and lost his direction in life. How his parents, the state and his determination sets him on the right track and how he achieves greatness and in the process contributes to the kingdom, is described in the first half of the story. It also describes the life of a common man, and in that set up, the way in which the protagonist creates a niche for himself. The contributions in terms of spy missions and detective works are part of the second half of the story.
RL: Who is your favourite author and why?
Sanjay: I am a fan of Jeffery Archer novels because I admire his style of narrating a story in a scuttle manner with a flowing analysis of the mind and actions of his characters.
RL: What are your future projects in writing?
I have conceptualized a story in the modern age with a spice of mythology into it. The book would be a suspense thriller.
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