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Kavita Kane

The author and journalist on her new book, Menaka’s Choice

Kavita Kane
Kavita Kane
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2016-03-18T20:49:36+05:30

What prompted you to write Menaka’s Choice?

We are familiar with the erotic Menaka-Vishwamitra episode. We often see both as caricatures: he the irascible rishi and she as the beauteous apsara. But what else?

Why did you choose mythological fiction as your genre?

Mythology provides a huge canvas for contemporary thought, and is closely linked with literature.

What was difficult about writing this book?

The hard part was making both protagonists more likeable!

All your books have had women as their central characters.

It is relationships that are more interesting than the gender of my protagonists.

How have your favourite aut­hors influenced your writing?

Mentioning a few names would be both unfair on the other authors and dishonest on my part.

What is next?

I am at it. And it is about an extraordinary, misunderstood woman from mythology!

Where do you think mythology...

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