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Written by Somya Lakhani | New Delhi | Updated: May 6 I find inspiration in people who use the Metro, Naik quotes from the Vedas, the short answer to Naik is that most of his speeches and his Q&A sessions offer ample instances, and that is what happened. But a novelist is not writing about one thing you are trying to create an entire world I am not just interested in opium you know I am interested in the clothes people wore their food what sorts of entertainments they went to the songs they sang In the case of the Opium War there hasn’t been any detailed military history of the war and I had to reconstruct that on my own That was quite an undertaking One of the great gaps in Indian military history especially the 18th and 19th centuries is that everything we know is refracted through the official lens through English sources I was desperate to find an Indian voice speaking about his experience Between 1760 and 1900 literally millions of Indians fought in the British colonial armies You know how many accounts we possess One Even that is apocryphal It was published in English An English army officer claimed to have recorded the memoirs of a subedar It is called the Memoir of Sitaram Subedar So I found myself being pushed forward in time into the memoirs of the 20th century One and a half million Indians fought in WWI But the number of firsthand accounts can be counted on the fingers of one hand Of these memoirs two were in Bengali written by two medical personnel The accounts were self-published and so they never had any kind of readership in Bengal One of them written by Shishir Sarbadhikari is one of the greatest memoirs of WWI Amitav Ghosh: “I lead a very quiet life I am not sociable even” (Credit-Emilio Madrid-Kuser) The Indian sepoy in a war not of his choosing is a theme that runs through this book and your earlier work See long before the Sepoy Mutiny the sepoys were constantly mutineering I refer to one of them the Barrackpore Mutiny in The Flood of Fire Often when they were asked to go abroad they would refuse On the one hand they fought the colonial wars and on the other they were in near-constant mutiny Similarly in WWII they formed an army of their own the Indian National Army which I wrote about in The Glass Palace So this sort of divided consciousnesses of the sepoy is very interesting to me This is a novel about war but not of heroism In your view of history do individuals matter Leo Tolstoy famously took this position that history is never about heroic individuals but larger forces But Tolstoy also insisted that he was a historian and not a novelist It is actually a fact that his vision of Russian history reigned in academic circles until very recently So it is not as if novelists don’t play a part in the writing of history They do they always did But I believe sometimes individuals significantly alter things In the early period of British expansion in India it is a matter of coincidence that a military genius was present here Sir Arthur Wellesley If not for him the British would have lost many battles As for the book many of my characters are heroes because they are making the best of incredibly difficult circumstances The Ibis you write is a vehicle of transformations Has it transformed you as a writer It’s a progression of my earlier concerns I started writing the books when I was just short of 50 Soon I will be 60 My children were teenagers then now they have jobs The writing and publishing of these books has been a life cycle event I knew I was setting out to do something very ambitious But I had no idea how ambitious it was There were many times that I thought I was crazy to take this on But if you didn’t set yourself that challenge why would you push yourself I had endless fun writing it of course I have spent days laughing my head off while writing some bits Writing is a heightened form of life and that is what is special about it about the lives one lives as a writer How do you live with this multitude of characters inside your head I lead a very quiet life I am not sociable even I go through months and months even when I don’t see anyone other than my family I really don’t feel the need because of these characters chattering away (in my head) Have they ceased chattering now No I don’t think they have gone All my books take about 3-4 years but because it’s been 10 years the characters of the Ibis trilogy have become permanent fixtures I might return to them later but in another form This artifact is now complete Do you remember what impelled you to write There was a time when I realised that a moment had come when if I didn’t write I never would It was 1982 and I had come back from Oxford Writing is not something that happens accidentally When I was working at Indian Express I can’t tell you how many journalists had a novel or a short story locked away in their drawers And I didn’t want to be like that If I had to write I would have to give my all I became a writer because I was a reader first I constantly try to remind young writers who come to me for advice is that the impulse to write comes from reading I get the feeling that some of the people start writing because it is glamorous or that you can be seen at festivals But that is not the life of a writer; a life of a writer is these long stretches of solitude For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Bharat Sundaresan | Published: May 25 2013 3:54 am Related News It’s no secret that the English have historically had a penchant for hyping up their sportsmen By insisting that James Anderson has more skills with the ball than Dale SteynEnglands bowling coach David Saker-an Australian no less-might have only dabbled with the tradition of his adopted land Or so believe the South Africanswho have rubbished the suggestion Steyn of course has been the preeminent fast bowler in world cricket for a few years nowhaving demolished opposition batting line-ups with his express pace and swing But for onceSakers seemingly overblown claims might not be preposterous Steyn might seem to be in a different league to Anderson in terms of overall statisticsbut the Lancastrian pacer has narrowed the gap in the last two years In factsince 2011he has better figures than the South African in away Tests if only marginally 38 wickets at 2778 to Steyns 36 at 2908 He also managed to get one up on Steyn by helping his team win a Test series in Indiawhere he struck with new and old ballbowling a set of unplayable spells and almost always striking when England sought breakthroughs Steyn might catch the eye with his extra yard of pace but Anderson has developed the knack of out-thinking a batsman The lack of pace might well be a blessing in disguise for Andersonwhoin a wayhas had to develop an array of added skills He not only can swing the ball both waysbut can also move the ball off the wicket Its his late swing that often consumes the batsmanand in the subcontinent in particularhis variety of cuttershave had a great effect Anderson can even lay claim to being the foremost practioner of reverse swing presently in world cricketespecially with Zaheer Khan confined to the physios table An incredible achievement for someone who hails from the land which once dismissed this art as being an occult practice Early in his careerAnderson grabbed headlines for his flashy hairdos and showmanshipbeing hailed as the next poster boy of British sport But his comparisons with Steyn apartAndersonwho became the fourth Englishman to cross 300 Test wicketsmight just have created his own niche Bharat is a principal correspondentbased in Mumbai bharatsundaresan@expressindiacom For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related News It is about creating this desire to grow. 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