I think there’s really strong social stratification in South Asia.
I am not much of a researcher as a novelist; I write mainly from experience.
I’d rather create a miniature painting than a Taj Mahal of a book.
I believe one can gauge a book’s impact only after about 10 years.
A reader should encounter themselves in a novel, I think.
I don’t know if I’m truly at home in any language.
Empathy is about finding echoes of another person in yourself.