Indian author from New York, Mangalore, and elsewhere. Many of my books, such as The Revised Kama Sutra: A Novel, Impressing the Whites, and The Killing of an Author use humor and satire to make serious points. Only my books speak for me; blogs are impulsive, often un-edited exercises in free expression: a symbolic resistance to being silenced by the Establishment.
At last, a web site that doesn't look like Baghdad or Fallujah after Donald Ducksfeld, I mean, Rumsfeld was done with it: for years, I was stuck with a godawful mess that claimed to be my web site. I have no web design capabilities, and could not afford a professional designer. Until I met Frits Mulder of Cambodesign (firstname.lastname@example.org) who has come up with a gorgeous design, and did it purely out of his humanity and the goodness of his heart.
Of course, as it's new, there are still more than a few things to do to make it better and worth your time. Please don't hesitate to write to me, at the contact form on the website, telling me of any problems that you encountered, or any suggestions to improve the site.
I now have access to the Wordpress software for running the site; it is mega-easy and smart, compared to the FrontPage that I was using all this time. God bless Wordpress. (I mean "God" as a figure of speech: goodness, fate, …
Of my many challenges, one is finding the right covers for my books, and getting people to comment on which they like better, or getting people to leave reviews for my books. This spectacular cover, for example: in addition to the artist's effort, it took nearly 2 months for us to get it right; it was also partly the resulte of my insistence on a high standard of quality, and the designer's (Chandan Crasta, no relative) understanding and talent:
It is the HarperCollins India version, one of around 15 covers in existence (unfortunately, I did not receive permission to use the design on my other editions).
Wishing my readers a Happy Diwali, and here's some news from my side:
I just completed two long-planned, semi-completed projects yesterday and today:
1. Published a new paperback of EATEN THE JAPANESE: THE MEMOIR OF AN UNKNOWN INDIAN PRISONER OF WAR, a World War story: a picture of events that have received little publicity. It is available for purchase on Createspace right away, here:https://www.createspace.com/4014767
and on Amazon here: