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Interview Of Sujata Morab | Author Of Dancing Stars

Sujata Morab is a young and aspiring writer from India. She lives in Boisar, near Mumbai. She did her graduation in science. She then pursued her MBA and went on for a course in Creative writing! So, we can say she dived in Science, Commerce, and Arts; all 3 major streams. Recently we got a chance to read her debut novel, Dancing Stars. After reading the book we can surely say that whatever she has studied is not just to pursue a degree, but she actually preserved it inside her. She is an active blogger too.

You can read detailed and unbiased book reviews for Dancing Stars at:

We were curious to have a conversation with her to know more about her and her book. We got a chance to have a small communication session with her. And, here it is.

Sujata Morab - Author of the book - Dancing Stars

Sujata Morab – Author of the book – Dancing Stars

Please tell us something about yourself, your background, your profession(s) and your passions.

I am from a Kannadiga Brahmin family. My father migrated from Karnataka to Mumbai in the 1970s. He was a government employee and served MTNL for around 35 years. I am eldest of my parents’ 3 children. Father was busy with work so Mother took care of us. My sister and brother live in Mumbai.

After marriage, I shifted to Boisar, a developing town around 90 kms north of Mumbai. In a way, it is my karmabhumi. I am working in a real estate firm in Boisar.

I am a mother to my 11 year old daughter.

I am a workaholic. I can’t sit still. Anything that churns my creative juices interests me. Songs, films, books, talks are the source of my entertainment. I like traveling to watch a variety of places and people.

I give a work 100% or don’t do it at all. If something does not interest, i don’t pay attention, this is a bad habit of mine. ☹

Wow, that’s pretty amazing. You are so clear and frank. May I know what inspired you to become a writer?

I used to read a lot when I was young. From the reading, I realized that we can learn a lot from the arrangement of words. Words give you knowledge, makes you feel and force you to think. I wanted to make a difference in people’s lives from my words.

How you’ve conceived the idea of – Dancing Stars – your debut novel?

One day I was traveling, suddenly the picture of the gem machine flashed in my mind. I felt I have to put it into paper. The whole story and characters are developed around the machine.

Did you face any major challenges when writing this book?

Yes. Time. It took me 10 years to finish it! ☺

How was your journey to find a publisher for this book and ultimately get it printed?

It was a long journey. I started looking for a publisher in February 2016 and found one that I could decide to go ahead with, in July 2017!

What is your vision about the cover page of the book?

The designers of the publisher were kind enough to design it for me. It matched with what I wanted. It looked perfect.

Why should one read, Dancing Stars, according to you?

Those who like intellectual stimulation with entertainment should read it. There are certain concepts in the book which have to be contemplated before understanding. I am sure this book will be very difficult to forget by readers.

You seem to be a “nature lover”. Nature is probably the best gift we are blessed with. But as it is free, we might not understand its worth. Please share your thoughts about mother nature and what we should do to preserve it.

It is really very simple. We have come from nature, we live with nature; finally, we merge with nature. So, when facing difficulties, just take cues from nature. She will readily tell you, just listen to it.
To preserve nature it is very important not to disturb her balance. Natural calamities are a result of disturbances which are mostly human inflicted. Beware, nature will watch and wait and when it will get too much to bear for her, she will retaliate!

Can you tell us that which part(s) / scene(s) in the book you enjoyed writing the most / like the most?

It was visualizing as well as writing the final chapter, I liked the most.

What is the best time you both prefer to write? Are you a method writer or impulsive one?

I write whenever I get time. No method in the timetable for my writing.

What is your favorite genre when it comes to reading?

Fiction which stimulates my intelligence.

Who are your favorite authors whom you love to read?

My personal favourite is Ayn Rand. I also like authors of action books like Robert Ludlum, Jeffery Archer, Sydney Sheldon. I also like Jane Austen’s books.

Which are the book(s) you are reading currently?

Currently, I am reading “The secret knowledge of Vedas” by Stephan Knapp.

What are your hobbies apart from writing (and your profession)?

Listening to music.

I like songs that have meaningful lyrics, be it English or Hindi or even Marathi.
I like Micheal Jackson’s Man in the Mirror, Guns N Roses’ Estranged, Bon Jovi’s Blaze of Glory and many more.
I like Jagjit Singh voice with Nida Fazli’s Gazals, all evergreen Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhosle, Mukesh, Mohammad Rafi and Kishore Kumar songs
I like the old marathi song, Phite Andharache Jaale

What are your opinions about various social networks and the way it can be used to spread awareness about some important cause around the globe?

It has become a part of our lives. Ten-fifteen years back we had not imagined we could read and see what is going on in other parts of the world on our fingertips. The world has become a small place and our friends, family, relatives even if not physically near, are close to us. Even in the workplace, we have learnt to use social media for professional purposes.

What is your opinion about EBook readers and their impact on the generation overall?

It is very good for those who have no access to paperbacks. Some classics which are wanted to be read and could not be found are found online. The new generation is lucky to have all the books they want to read so readily available.

Every book, in a way, affects its author. What are the changes you experience after writing this book?

Not only after, the book was changing me even during the writing process. When I was researching, I was not finding knowledge, knowledge was finding me. It felt as if it was asking me to discover it. It is said that when a student is ready, a teacher appears. Well, the book was my teacher. And I hope it will give something to the readers which they can never forget.

No substantial plans for next venture as such but mostly a fiction book about science with nature.

Do you think that we are gradually losing the tradition of hearing “moral and ethical stories from grandparents”?

In this age of nuclear families, if moral and ethical stories don’t come from grandparents, they come from other sources but the problem is they come late, sometimes too late.

Please share your Social Media/web presence, so that readers and fans can follow/contact you.

Facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/sujata.morab
My Blogs :
https://www.speakingtree.in/sujata-morab/blogs
http://sujatamorab.blogspot.in/
Twitter :
@SujataMorab

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