12 noon, Nov 30 Nov 30, 2012
On his book 'Centurion - The Father, the Son and the Spirit of Cricket'
In this novel, the reader takes up the guise of the famous cricketer and sets forth on a philosophical journey like no other. Told in a light, engaging voice, the story moves from a single incident - the interview of a prospective candidate for the position of a college principal - to larger speculations about life, the universe and the great game known as existence. Sachin - witty, sharp and observant - functions as a guide on this metaphysical, fantastical journey from the everyday of a college ground to the larger ground of life.
17 questions answered | No question pending
- What inspired you to start writing and how do you sustain the momentum while writing? Asked by: Tiger
- Which is your favourite chapter from the book and why? Asked by: Raghu
- When can we read your next book? Asked by: smriti
- Your favourite authors/books? A Asked by: Himanshu
- Have you met Sachin ? Asked by: Ravi
- I would like to know your intention of writing-Centurion? Asked by: DK
- What do you love to do the most,other than reading or writing? Asked by: Naina
- Sir, did you do any research on Sachin before starting the book. Asked by: Sonia
- Hi, was it intentional to write on the Cricket god. He has a hugh fan following. Asked by: Pragya Basu
- Can Cricket be called the national game of our country? Asked by: HAIMANTI DUTTA RAY
- Any suggestions for the aspiring writers? Asked by: Sneha
- Sir, you have been writing on culture and religion. What made you interested in writing on sports. Asked by: Shamla
- Have you ever wanted to be in sports and not academics. Asked by: Raghu Bhonsle
- Hello, How different is the book from other books on Sachin? Asked by: Rajesh Mohite
- Pramesh Ratnakar It is very different from other books - not just books on Sachin, but other novels as well. I would classify it as a novel of utopian ideas, and it is basically concerned with the question: Can we not have in our own lifetime, the kind of world we would like to live in? In this novel, I equate the game of cricket with life, and if Sachin as God of Cricket has understood the fundamental truths about Cricket, then maybe he could be thought of as someone who can come to terms with the the fundamental truths of life as well.
- Is it a real father-son story from Sachin's life? Asked by: Nidhi Punia
- Sir, tell us something about the book? Asked by: Akshay lal
- Pramesh Ratnakar Fundamentally, the book is about the shadows that fall between the world of sports and the world of academics. At a deeper level, the gap between the two is indicative of the gap that divides mind from the body, the internal from the external, the motive from the action, the conception from the creation. The book heroically wades in, and seeks to bridge the gaps. Does it succeed? You'll have to read and find out.
- Pramesh sir, how did you get into writing, being a professor how did you take time out for writing a book? Asked by: Akshat Chawla
Hosted byPramesh Ratnakar
More chats with:Pramesh Ratnakar