TOI Books conducted its fourth Twitter chat session of Write India Season 2 with renowned author and philanthropist Sudha Murty today. Write India participants, budding authors and bibliophiles across the country took part in the chat.

Murty answered a plethora of questions, offering her readers a valuable insight into her writing process, her inspiration and much more.

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On following literary elements while writing

On an author who inspires her to write

On seeking inspiration to write with a message

On how long it takes for her to complete her books

On how she develops an idea

On her favourite genres

On writing a positive story when not in a positive mood

On the book closest to her heart

On being a sensitive person

On resuming writing after a break

On what inspires her to write for her book

On her favourite quote

On technology eroding the habit of reading

On whether writing can bring back peace in the world

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Read on to know more about her literary achievements:

Sudha Murty’s writings resonated with the common folk and this became one of the prime reasons of her popularity. She writes in both Kannada and English. She wrote on hospitality, her childhood, realizing views on donations and charity. Many of her Kannada books got translated into English and some got adapted into TV series.

Murty’s ‘How I taught my grandmother to read and other stories’ is one of the most appreciated literary works of our times.

She has won the Padma Shri and has even obtained a doctorate for her publications.

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Picture credits: The Hindu

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