Meet Kunal Narayan, author of Journey to the Next Level: The Forbidden World. Kunal, a postgraduate from Cardiff University is a seasoned master mariner. Born on 12th Sep 1984, he always had an inclination towards writing. However, it was only in 2014, that he came up with his first poetry collection " Kuch Khwaab Sagar Se". He received national and International recognition for his book which includes felicitation received by House of Life in France and by Nautical Institute, London. This was followed by his prose poetry " Unanswered" which was released in International Film and Literature festival in 2015. Read Kunal's interview below.
How long have you been writing?
As long as I came to my senses and became aware of my existence. In years, since I was 5 years old. I used to write poems and short stories and was an entertainer. It never came into my mind that I can get published until 2014 when a publisher told me that my poems will be read. It was then that I came up with my first poetry collection. After that, there was no stopping and no looking back. What is your most recent literary/artistic project? "Journey to the Next level-The Forbidden World' an English fiction novel. Took me almost four years to complete this novel. The novel is inspired by the great battle of Mahabharata and will take you to a magical and enlightening journey of life after death. This is my first fiction novel and fifth overall work.
What inspires you to write?
Almighty and my true Psychic being which we commonly call as soul. When I hear from within, it is then that I write. And truly speaking, if you write from the core of your heart, you shall be heard, you will be able to lead, you will be able to give directions to common masses and will be able to console the ailing heart.
Who’s your favorite author and why?
Sri Aurobindo Ghosh for his immortal "Savitri". The book is the symbol and the legend which takes a common soul to the highest reals of the immortal existence and inspires one to bring the supramental down. He is not an inspiration but an enlightenment which fills one's heart with the existence of the divine.
What advice can you give to other authors or writers? Keep writing; Good, bad, ugly it doesn't make any difference what you are writing, you should just write. Your pen is the message from almighty to all the common soul who cannot write. Your work might not sound good to few but to others, it might be the new light. And even if no one reads it, you should be happy that at least you tried bringing your dreams and thoughts into existence.
Where can readers go to find out more information about your work? You can visit my website, my Facebook, Twitter, Insta, Goodread. You are most welcome to stalk me anywhere and everywhere.