An Interview With Sukanya Basu Mallik

About her:
Sukanya Basu Mallik is a multi-genre author, film and book critic. Her works have been
published in various journals, magazines, and anthologies nationally and internationally
including Reader’s Digest, Times Of India, Sahitya Akademi Bimonthly Journal, Lucidity Int.
Poetry Journal, SEAL (South East Asian Literature) festival anthologies and AIPF Int. Anthology
(Austin International Poetry
Festival). She has also received a number of awards; The Best Manuscript Awards for fiction &
non-fiction categories (Mumbai Litofest, Literature Festival 2018)etc. Her short story ‘Healing of
wounds’ has been awarded a certificate of merit by
National Children’s Literature Festival led by eminent author, Ruskin Bond. Her latest
releases include Mocktail and#Metoo. Her movie reviews have been published in various
newspapers and journals of repute like ‘Just film’ magazine, Different truths,’Creation and
Criticism’ ISSN: 2455-9687(A Quarterly International Peer-reviewed Refereed e-Journal
Devoted to English Language and Literature) and many more. Her first research paper on
literature was published by ‘The Expression: An International Multidisciplinary e-Journal’, ISSN:
2395-4132 (Online)| A Peer-Reviewed Journal |
Impact Factor: 3.9. She’s the only undergraduate student researcher to be considered for
publication by the journal. Her 2nd research paper, “THE AERONAUTS: AN AMALGAM OF
MANY DIFFERENT SITES AND MANY DIFFERENT VOYAGES” (ISBN:
978-3-7487-2794-1)was based on a contemporary movie. Her upcoming projects include,
‘Books to read and movies to watch @2020: a book of modern literary criticism ‘, a poetry film
and a song that she has written.
To learn more visit http://www.sukanyabasumallik.com

Read her full interview here:

Dear SHE, on behalf of all the readers, public, families, friends and your well-wishers, we would like to discuss something about you and of course, your journey as well. This conversation will help readers to know more about you and your journey. Please give answers to the attached answers in brief.
So let’s start now…….

The Spirit Mania: Most welcome to The Spirit Mania. We heartily congratulate you for being an INFLUENTIAL WOMEN OF THE YEAR 2K20. It’s really a great achievement. First thing, we would like to know about your basic info as a person, daily life, career so far and anything you would like to share about you with your readers and your well-wishers and also with us.
Answer:
I love cats and I am an emotional foodie. I’m an introvert with a very selective group of friends. Apart from that if you’d like to know about my author journey so far, here you go:
I’m a multi-genre author, film and book critic. My works have been published in various journals, magazines, and anthologies across borders including Reader’s Digest, Times Of India, Sahitya Akademi Bimonthly Journal, Lucidity International Poetry Journal, SEAL anthologies (South East Asian Literature festival )
and AIPF International di-vêrsé-city Anthology (Austin International Poetry Festival). I’ve also received a number of awards; Letter to the Prime Minister and Senior Creative Writing competition organized by The telegraph in schools(Abp group of newspapers)
The Best Manuscript Awards for fiction & non-fiction categories (Mumbai litofest,
Literature Festival 2018)etc. My short
story ‘Healing of wounds’ has been awarded a certificate of merit by
National Children’s Literature Festival led by eminent author, Ruskin Bond. My latest releases include Mocktail and#Metoo. My movie reviews have been published in various newspapers and journals of repute like ‘Just film’ magazine, Different truths, US Entertainment magazine, Postman news,’Creation and Criticism’ ISSN: 2455-9687(A Quarterly International Peer-reviewed Refereed e-Journal, devoted to English Language and Literature) and many more. My
research paper has been published by ‘The Expression: An International Multidisciplinary e-
Journal’, ISSN: 2395-4132 (Online)| A Peer-Reviewed Journal |
Impact Factor: 3.9. I’m the only undergraduate student to have been considered for a research paper by the said journal so far.


The Spirit Mania: Please tell us something about your journey of becoming an author/blogger/teacher and other fields in which you are working? When you actually started your journey and how was the circumstance? Did any person or situation influenced you to become what you are today?
Answer:
I think there is a universal power that guides us. It is that power that makes me write. I’m just the medium.


The Spirit Mania: Please tell the readers something about your interest in the respective field. What is your message to those readers who are trying to do the best in your field?
Answer:
Persistence is the key. If you persevere, you can accomplish the impossible.


The Spirit Mania: And yes, the most important thing we would like to hear from you is what is your message to those girls and women who are suffering from any problem in their journey to achieve something big? You have been their source of motivation, please convey your thoughts with them.
Answer:
I’d say that we all have some difficulties in life. Someone’s path might be a little easier than yours but you’re not defined by your failures or difficulties alone. I created my entire body of work sitting at home. Keep working towards your goals and success will give in.


The Spirit Mania: Being one of the Influential Women; what type of changes do you want in your society as well as with respect to women?
Answer:
I want to empower them. Not just women but just anyone who might be interested in doing something productive. Creativity and endeavour should be supported. Because leaders don’t create followers, because leaders create leaders.
Great! We have come to the end of our interview session..

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