The big cities beckon us all with their bright lights and big promises yet few are those who find them. For every success, there are scores who have failed. Today on the blog I have Author Paromita Goswami who has penned the story of one such disillusioned man in Shamsuddin’s Grave. She shares with us the reason she chose a topic that is usually on the sidelines.
A nomad at heart and a rebel by choice is the best way to describe her. Paromita Goswami has always believed in making her own path. She says life is full of stories that are waiting to be told. The author of Shamsuddin’s Grave, published in 2015, an offbeat social drama based on a critical social issue, she loves to write about life and relationships.
What was your muse that led to this story about migration to cities as this is a serious issue, what was your motivation for penning this book, Shamsuddin’s Grave?
Thank you, Inderpreet for inviting me on your blog.
Good opportunities have always lured the youth to migrate to bigger cities with big dreams in their eyes. However, very few succeed in achieving it. What happens to those who don’t? Do they really give up or keep trying? What happens to them?
My book, Shamsuddin’s Grave, talks about those with shattered dreams. How they still go on and achieve what they always wanted, maybe after a long struggle. I read an article in the Times of India that mentioned the consequences of urbanizations. My initial thought about the book is inspired by that. Then I started on my research on youth migration and zeroed down to my homeland in Northeast India which witnesses the heavy migration of youth from both rural and urban background to all the big cities of the country every year. Eventually, the factors leading to this were deciphered and when I continued with the research I finally reached the conclusion that has remained under wraps for so many years.
My motivation of penning down this book, Shamsuddin’s Grave is to let the people know, how, even after so many years, the thin line of demarcation that had decided the birth of two nations, has been unsuccessful in healing the scars from the heart of the people who had shown their faith in this judgment.
Thank you, Paromita. All the best for your future endeavours. Your book will spread awareness and help change the situation.