Jayanta Ray

I’m a person who loves travelling and photography, buying CDs and books…


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Three things people don’t know about you?

Chasing people to meet the target.

What’s your greatest fear?

Fear of heights

What is your greatest achievement?

Ability to think and write

High point of your life?

When my first book was published.

Low point of your life

There have been several low points.

Which living person do you most admire?

No body in particular.

Who is your favorite fictional hero?

I think those days are gone when one thinks about a hero or villain.

Who is your favorite fictional villain?

I think those days are gone when one thinks about a hero or villain.

Who are your favorite authors?

Rabindranath Tagore, Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay, Miguel De Cervantes, Amitav Ghosh, Paulo Coelho, Satyajit Ray and many more

What are your 5 favorite books of all time?

Don Quixote by Cervantes, Shesher Kabita by Rabindranath Tagore, Feluda Stories by Satyajit Ray, Srikanta and Mahesh by Sarat Chandra, A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway

Is there a book you love to reread?

To Kill A Mocking Bird by Harper Lee

What are your 5 favorite movies of all time?

One Flew Over Cuckoo’s Nest, Pather Panchali, Godfather, Modern Times, Ben Hur

One Superpower you wish you had?

A writing machine

Your epitaph would read? /Last line in your biography would be?

No idea; it is too far-fetched.

If you had a time machine to take you back to any country and any time period, where would you choose to be for your childhood, adolosent , adult life and silver years?

Germany in the post WWII period

If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?

A good speaker

Which book you wish you had written ?

Old Man And The Sea.

When and where do you write ?

During the day, and in my study

Silence or music?

Mostly in silence

One phrase that you use most often?


Do you have a writing ritual / superstition?


What’s your guilty reading pleasure?

Nonsensical love stories

Widely travelled both in India and abroad, Jayanta Ray has already authored three works of fiction: A Town by the River (2009), Withered Leaves (2011) and A Slice of Life (2013). An alumnus of JNU and a former student of Heidelberg University for short-term studies, he works as a freelance translator for German/English languages, besides pursuing creative writing. He lives in Hyderabad with his wife.

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