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The book begins and ends with the visits to give the impression of a tunnel into their ancestors and family history. I believe in going backwards into the past - I felt I was digging a tunnel back to the past.
My style of writing is to allow the story to unfold on its own. I try not to structure my work too rigidly.
Usually a feeling of disappointment follows the book, because what I hoped to write is not what I actually accomplished. However, it becomes a motivation to write the next book.
India is a curious place that still preserves the past, religions, and its history. No matter how modern India becomes, it is still very much an old country.
Many characters in the novel are representative of types that exist in India. He represents the caste system in India with an air of superiority, the caste system in India and the people thinking that western things are better.
Ever since I could first write I have been doing so. When I was taught how to write and read at school, I made up my mind that this was what I love to do best and this was the world I was going to occupy.
When I was very young, I used to share much of what I wrote with my family, but as I got older and more self-conscious, it became a much more private process.