Writer Sujatha – A Quintessential Interview

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Writer Sujatha, a writer-par-excellence, reiterates about his life, the people, the writers, the books and the incidents that influenced him/his writings in this quintessential interview to Kumudam’s Theeranadhi. You need a userid/pwd to login.

He details his writing experience without any pretensions and also accepts that many of his good stories were written in an urgency to publish. He expatiates, ‘Stories which I planned to write in leisure were never written. I needed that urgency. It was like how Pudumai Piththan needed an urgency. He probably knew that he would not live for long and hence wrote tons before he died‘. Also his distinction between good and popular writing shows the profound writer he is.

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For a die-hard Sujatha fan like me, this detailed interview is a piece of rare literature for this interview will become a part of the Writer Sujatha‘s biography in the future to come.

As he mentions, one of his very detailed interview was to a magazine called Padigal (Steps). Incidentally, I have a copy of that interview which I collected from the famous old book shop in Luz, Mylapore. If anyone is interested to glance it through, send me an email and I can pass it on.

You can also read this interview reproduced in desikan’s page here. I met desikan during this year’s Chennai Book Fair. Desikan is Writer Sujatha’s official biographer and also one of his biggest fans. His drawings on Srirangam decorates the latest publication of Sujatha’s Srirangathu Kathaigal. He also blogs here. Check out his Enn Per Aandal blog post for an interesting read.

38 thoughts on “Writer Sujatha – A Quintessential Interview

  1. Hi guru, can you pass on the padigal interview soft copy to me. Or if it is in hardcopy we can meet at Woodlands drive in.

  2. Srirangathu Kathaigal – this is different from srirangathu devathaigal – right?
    Had anyone seen that TV serial – I bet it was bad ……..

    v.

  3. Yeah, Srirangathu Kathaigal is a series of stories which he wrote for ananda vikatan, a year back.

    Srirangathu Devadhaigal was written sometime back. it details about sujatha’s stay in srirangam, not directly but in a fictionary manner.

    i am not sure if S.K was made into a teleserial.

  4. Some more info on Srirangathu Devadhaigal / Kathaigal from Desikan :

    earlier SD was written as a series of short stories in ‘Savy’ tamil magazine ( in 1980’s). Later in 2003 it was continued in
    AV. Between 1980 – 2003 Sujatha has written some more SD in various magazines like kanayazhi, amudasurabi, kalaimagal etc., I told Sujatha
    that I have all these stories and I consolidated all of them in the book Srirangathu Kathigal. Even there were some stories written before
    1980 which went into the Srirangathu Kathigal book.

  5. srirangathu devathaigal

    does anyone have opinions about the TV serial? I haven’t seen it. Can I get some tapes from somewhere?

  6. I did see “Srirangathu Devadhaigal”. I think it was some 6 or 7 yrs back on DD. But then,it was PATHETIC!!!the book was soo amusing ,but the way they converted into telescreen was Horrible!

    Btw, which of the “Srirangathu Kadhaigal” u ppl like?? I like “Thinna” and the recent one named “Manju”.I think SK and “Madhyamar” series were his best,classy STUFF! but then, the so-called “serious writers” consider Him as a pulp writer!!ask them to go to hell!He is my Hero!

    and i think that “Padigal” interview was in the book “Vivadhangalum Vimarsanangalum”. it is one of his select few detailed interviews. the other one was the “Subhamangala” interview. Anybody has that copy of “subhamangal ” interview????

  7. The book is published by Uyirmai publishers. In india, you can get it from hikkinbothams or IBH.

    If you want i can check out their tel number and give it here for referrence.

  8. Hello,

    I shall be thankful to receive the full postal address, phone number & e-mail id of SUJATHA.

    thanks.

    RAJA, ERODE

  9. The book “Kanayazhiyin kadaisi pakkangal” is the one which i read first of SUJATHA’S.
    my only comment is
    NOTHING BUT I AM GIFTED THAT I WAS BORN DURING HIS PERIOD.

  10. Hello,

    I shall be thankful to receive the full postal address, phone number & e-mail id of SUJATHA.

    thanks.

    Srinivas. Chennai

  11. great job u are doing.
    i’ve heard of sujatha’s madhyamar kadhaigal
    is something on net about it
    or where cani get the book
    pls respond
    geetha

  12. Dear Friend,

    Vanakkam.

    I will be very thankful to u if i get giant sujatha mailing id.

    tnk,
    with rgds,
    M.Balamurugan.

  13. I agree Sujatha’s logic in many area than anyone else. So I think he is may be one my Guru like person.So i need his E-Mail Id plss.

  14. hi
    iwant contactMr.sujatha
    Please contact me – I am here to looking for your help. In the meantime, feel free to contact me should you have any questions.
    I ask you advice because I want to learn, To be helped, to be guided, To improve, to achieve, To succeed .

    I am seeking your supports,
    With best regards,

    Mr.Pasupathi suriya

    The Netherlands Dutch Inventor Mr.Suriya

    http://www.yaauniverse.com
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  15. Hi,

    Can anyone tell me where I can get this book Srirangathu Kadaigal and Srirangathu Devadhaigal collections?I think Desikan knows more details.

    Please reply.

    Regards,
    Krishna

  16. Hi Rangoo,
    MANY MORE HAPPY RETURNS OF 3.5.2005 AND THEREAFTER.
    INRU POL ENRUM EPAVUM SANDHOSHAMAI VAALNDU,EN PONRA CHINNA KUZHANDAIGALAI EZHUTHAL BAYAMURUTHA VAAZHTHUGIREN. ENJOY DEAR YOUNGMAN
    WITH SWEET KISSES
    ANANDI ISRAEL

  17. ayo,Thednathu veen pogalle.Thz geek for this desikan’s link.I’m a die haed fan of Sujata.Lucky u met desikan.Can uplz fwd the “padigal” and tell me the sites which i have to vist to read his work.Does he respond to our emails?

  18. hi sir,
    i really won’t belive sujatha come to our blog,
    he can read my comments, pls tell me any other site that relates sujatha

  19. I want the e mail id of Mr. Sujatha. i would like to know why he used saranagathi slogam when the hero murders people.

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