DR RAJANI KANNEPALLI KANTH, the Author, has, across three decades, held Affiliations with some of the most prestigious Universities in the world.He has also served as an Advisor to the United Nations. He is the Author/Editor of over eight Academic Works, is a Novelist and a Poet, and has also scribed successful Screenplays. He is , presently, a Fellow of Harvard University, and permanent Trustee of the World Peace Congress. He takes a keen interest now in issues relating to Human Wellbeing, Women’s Issues, Peace, and Environmental Sustainability.
1.What inspired you to write your first book?
Seeing unhealthy people all around: wished to help…
2.What books have influenced your life the most?
George Eliot’s Mill on the Floss,a tragic melodrama.
3.What are your current projects
An autobiography, and a book of aphorisms.
4.If you had to do it all over again, would you change anything in your latest book?
Yes, I would make it twice as long.
5.What has been the toughest criticism given to you as an author?
That Less is More, by my advisor Robert Heilbroner,a famous economist.
6.What has been the best compliment?
That my writing (in poetry) evokes Milton and Shakespeare.
7.Do you have any advice to give to aspiring writers?
Yes: to always write first for the sheer fun of it, rather than success.
8.What is your favorite quality about yourself?
My guilt: it keeps me grounded.
9.What is your least favorite quality about yourself?
10. Is there anything else you would like to share?
Yes: the world is a harsh place, so few get their just desserts.