In Conversation with – Jannani Vasudevan

Hey guys welcome back to another fun-filled conversation with the author of ‘The grainy days in Madras’, Janani Vasudevan.
So, without wasting any further time, let’s start the conversation.
Welcome Janani!
Tell us something about you and your book.
I’m just a small-town girl from Tamilnadu and wanted to do something after college. One day I had a thought to write a book and it was ‘The Grainy Days in Madras’. The story of the book tells the pain of women who are all suffering alone.
The plot is of great significance. From where did you get the idea of writing this book?

First, I collected different real stories from different people. It was all about abuses they went through and then I created ‘The grainy days in Madras’.

How was your journey with this book ???
It took one and a half years to finish this book. It was tiring. Sometimes, I wanted to delete all the words which I had typed on my laptop and give up. But I managed to finish because I always wanted to do this thing in life.
Did you face any rejections for this book??

No, I self-published this book with the help of blue rose publishers. Because I had a fear of going with traditional publishing and it would take time.

I loved the character of Dev and Yara. Opposite but charming and composed in their ways. What are your favorite characters from the book?
My favorite characters are Athira and Adil Abu. And yes, I wanted Yara to be the opposite of dev because she was brought up by Adil Abu.
What are the other things that you enjoy apart from reading and writing??
I listen to music all the time like everyone. And also, I like to draw little doodles.
Oh, I love doodling so much!
What do you like to read more, as in what is your favorite genre, and what are your evergreen favorite books ??
I like to read more Indian books. My favorite genres are Romance, thriller, and feel-good stories. Evergreen favorite books are ‘The god of small things’ and ‘The girl on the train’.
Do you read your book reviews? How do you deal with negative feedback?

Just now I started getting reviews. I’m reading each review twice or thrice to improve my writing. Everyone says ‘ This is enough for the first attempt but you need to improve more next’. Yes, negative feedback is also coming and it makes me sad at the same time it makes me want to improve more.

What do you want to say to your readers??

Read more books especially Indian books and support Indian authors.

Thankyou Janani for giving us your precious time. It was lovely to have you here and know more about you and your book.

We wish you all the best for your book and hope to read more from you in the future.

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