English is no longer perceived as a foreign language in urban India. If the story is authentic, relatable and lucid, people will give it a try – says Sabarna Roy, a bestselling Indian author

About The Author:
Mr Sabarna Roy is a First Class Civil Engineer graduated from Jadavpur University, Kolkata, West Bengal, in the year 1988.
He has written 5 books, namely, Abyss, Frosted Glass, Winter Poems, Pentacles & Random Subterranean Mosaic 2012 – 2018


Chit Chat Session With Mr.Roy

Is Author Sabarna Roy different from Engineer Sabarna Roy? Why?
No, I do not think so. The person is the same with the same inner core examining problems of existence at different levels.

Who is your favorite author and why? Does it have any impact on your writings?

It is impossible to name one author. There are many. If I have to name one, it will be Albert Camus. He has had a deep impact the way I think and write.

Abyss is your English play with Indian characters. That’s a very rare combination. How do you define its success?

There is no mantra for success. Mahesh Dattani is very successful in this format. English is no longer perceived as a foreign language in urban India. If the story is authentic, relatable and lucid, people will give it a try.

We generally get to see poetry book/story book/novel. What motivates you to combine these genres under single title? How much do you find it successful as an innovation?
Yes, this is something I have tried and find in it some recipe for critical and popular success.

Do you believe in God and Love?

I am an atheist. You fall in love. Love is not something to be believed in, in an abstract manner.