Sunday, February 21, 2010

'For regional authors road to success is longer'

He might have inked numerous heart-rendering poems and pieces in his native Malayalam for years, but legendary writer K Satchindanandan believes for regional language authors the road to success is longer.

One of the brightest names in contemporary Indian literature, Satchidanandan, the former executive head of the Sahitya Akademi, rues the fact that a language writer cannot produce a one-book wonder like Arundhati Roy.

"I do not consider it a disadvantage, but it is a fact that for those who write in English even with a single book you can have a wonder like Arundhati Roy, which is not possible if you write in a regional language," Satchindanandan told PTI in an interview.

Full report here PTI

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