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Interview with Shiwani Kumar – Author of Joint Family.

Shiwani Kumar is a screen writer, an author of book Joint Family and cofounder of Social chitra.


Why this genre? If you have to write in some other genre what that would be?

This genre because it was intriguing and suitable for my story. Other genres would be thriller and mystery. 

Your favorite part from the book?

The family enjoyed happily, with no worries and they finally got what they wished for.  

Tell us about the idea behind the book?

The idea came from the title itself and my urge to write about village life. Marijuana is one of the most trending terms in youth and many people consider it for some cures to. That’s the reason I blend two different world’s Joint and family. 

How much time it took in the process of writing?

It took almost two months in the whole process of writing and editing. As the structure I already had so it didn’t take that much time to put my ideas into words. 

What did the process of writing this book taught you?

The process of writing taught me to think in one point at a time. Because making yourself think only about one thing at a time is the biggest task for me.  

What inspired you to write this book ?

My inspiration to write this book was the idea behind it. I thought it’s completely different from other stories and people look for some twists everytime.

5 books one must read in lifetime?

Bhagavad Gita, Ramcharitmanas, Freedom at midnight, Godan Secret. 

A book that had an impact on you, which helped you in writing this one?

No, there was no such book that helped me in writing this. It was whole my idea that urged to write this book. 

Tell us about your publishing journey in 5 words.

 It was good for debut writers.

A quote, para from the book that inspires you?

They drove off, To live, cheer and celebrate, Combating social evils, Killing weeds of one’s mind, Thrilling with Kush rush, And continuing the joint and family… 

Tell us about your future plans? Planning a new book?

Yes, I am coming up with some screenworks like movies and webseries but due to covid it’s getting postponed. But yeah my next novel “Dandakaranya – The Jungle of Matriarchy” is on the process of writing. 

What is literary success for you?

To connect my readers with my stories and bring a change in society. A message for all the readers .
Keep writing, never lose hope. Hard Work really pays off.

About the Book:

A trippy story of 80’s joint family doing farming and solving bad trips beside. Each family has a story and the story leads to emotions, drama, and problems. Likewise, in this Joint family, each member has an intriguing story to narrate but with some crazy twists. Homegrown is Kushparvat’s staple crop grown by their family since lineages. But what will happen when their age-old farming crumbled in seconds and their own crop turns out to be the most harmful thing? Check out the book!

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