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 responses to “Writer Sujatha – A Quintessential Interview”

  1. Chenthil Avatar
    Chenthil

    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.

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  2. ripples Avatar

    Guru, Thanks for the link to Desikan’s blog. Pretty interesting stuff!

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  3. tilo Avatar
    tilo

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

    v.

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  4. Lazy Geek Avatar

    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.

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  5. Lazy Geek Avatar

    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.

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  6. viji Avatar
    viji

    srirangathu devathaigal

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

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  7. Arvind Avatar
    Arvind

    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????

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  8. viji Avatar
    viji

    alrite I suppose the next q. is where can I buy this new book? srirangathu kathaigal………

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  9. Lazy Geek Avatar

    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.

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  10. Sadish Avatar

    Hello Friend, if you have a softcopy of the padigal interview, can you send it to me ?

    Thanks !

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  11. RAJA C.S.N. Avatar
    RAJA C.S.N.

    Hello,

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

    thanks.

    RAJA, ERODE

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  12. Prema Avatar
    Prema

    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.

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  13. Srinivas Avatar
    Srinivas

    Hello,

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

    thanks.

    Srinivas. Chennai

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  14. raje Avatar

    I want read the jokes mexicon plz send me. In your site how can read jokes plz tell me.

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  15. V.Ajay Kumar Avatar
    V.Ajay Kumar

    iam a big fan of sujathas writing. pleaseeeeeeeeee send his postal address e-mail id etc

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  16. geetha Avatar
    geetha

    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

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  17. aparna Avatar
    aparna

    hi can you give me writer sujatha’s mail id please??

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  18. M.Balamurugan Avatar
    M.Balamurugan

    Dear Friend,

    Vanakkam.

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

    tnk,
    with rgds,
    M.Balamurugan.

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  19. gopi Avatar
    gopi

    Why still no update? why email of writer Sujatha not available

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  20. kaushik Avatar
    kaushik

    i want sujatha sir’s mail id
    can u give me that
    thank u

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  21. Lazy Geek Avatar

    If you could follow the link on the first word of the post you could get that. Anyways, it’s writersujatha[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  22. kaushik Avatar
    kaushik

    i want sujatha sir’s mail id
    i already asked this one

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  23. vadivel Avatar
    vadivel

    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.

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  24. suresh kumar Avatar

    hai can u give me any address for reading sujatha stories in the webpages

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  25. suresh kumar Avatar

    hai can u give me any address for reading sujatha stories in the webpages

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  26. subramanian Avatar
    subramanian

    can u give me sujatha sir’s mail ID please

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  27. vaasu Avatar

    i like to contact mr.sujatha regarding an interview for press
    my number is 9840401734.

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  28. Dhana vignesh Avatar
    Dhana vignesh

    oru naal antha oru naaal unnai neeril kaanum antha thirunal athu varakoodumo

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  29. suriya Avatar

    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

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  30. Krishna Avatar
    Krishna

    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

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  31. ANANDI ISRAEL Avatar
    ANANDI ISRAEL

    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

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  32. sathya Avatar
    sathya

    many more happy returns of the day..

    sathya
    Sys Admin
    Sutherland Global Services

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  33. p.mathesvaran Avatar
    p.mathesvaran

    hello sir!

    ambalam.com-il arattaiyai sanday-kku maatrinaal nanraaga irrukkume….

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  34. Anjali Avatar

    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?

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  35. gnanamoorthy Avatar
    gnanamoorthy

    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

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  36. bhuvana Avatar
    bhuvana

    Hello sir,
    can u give me sujatha sir’s mail ID please…

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  37. J.Kothandaraman Avatar
    J.Kothandaraman

    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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