I am a fan of R.K. Narayan’s writing. I simply love how he created a world around Malgudi. This inspired me as a young reader. The fact that a writer created all his characters in and around one fictional city blew my mind when I started reading Narayan seriously in class 7 or 8. This stayed with me for the longest time.
Later, when I started writing, I did not realise that Patna was my Malgudi. The stories I wrote were primarily set in and around Patna. I
recently completed a detective novel set around Patna. My play ‘Patna Ka Superhero’ is also set in the same city as is obvious from the name of the play.