In Conversation with Swati Sengupta

Swati Sengupta

About Swati Sengupta

Swati Sengupta was born in Kolkata. She did her Bachelors in Political Science from Lady Brabourne College and later MBA in Finance from ICFAI. While both the subjects enriched her with socio-political background of this country and strengthened her knowledge of economics – her racing mind, penchant for mysterious places, interest for unearthly realms, discipline at work moulded her character to facilitate her in whatever she embarked upon. Her Grandfather’s Library made her mind soak in the teachings of our holy scriptures and knowledge of Ancient India. Changing between corporate jobs, she faced new challenges new events which caused upheavals in her life.

It was at this time divine intervention happened, her life turned a new leaf, she married and settled. She realised that their Supreme forces in and beyond this Earth — . she developed the habit of visiting mystical divine places and writing anecdotes about her experiences which later provided the content for her writing. In all these endeavours, her husband was the person who took her to these places, designed her book cover, gave her the idea of the antagonist and Mayong. Therefore, credit also goes to him for her book.

LiFT: Tell us about your book, the journey of writing it and its content.

Swati Sengupta: This is my debut in the literary field which focuses on the ideal of upholding Dharma which has long resonated in our holy scriptures. As one goes deeper, one would find mentions and description of yagnas – the art of fire sacrifice so prevalent in Vedic India. The concept of different dehas and their transformation has also been stated along with explanations given in footnotes. One would also find the power of Mantra Siddhi as the protagonist of this book succeeds in saving his beloved daughter when she needs it the most. Bharat Varsh has been the place where the relationship between Humans and Devta is very strong. If worshipped in the correct way, the manifestation happens and help is received. These truths have been explored in the book when the protagonist, at the behest of his spiritual Guru successfully enters Siddhashram — the mystic abode of Siddhas to get their help. But the real thread which binds together is Shakti – The Divine Feminine who appears to the Protagonist in the first chapter of this book and it is to save her mystic scroll, he runs into perils. Her symbol – The Shakti Kumbh appears on the cover of the book along with Shri Hari. Even Occult, which has been followed in our country, side by side Vedic practices, have been mentioned along with its tremendous power.
This content does not end in this book as it has an upcoming sequel.

Hence my writing journey, I would say, has just begun – it had been a bit tumultuous though — as I had to travel to mystic places throbbing with divinity, go through holy books as well as go through some science journals also to depict the Earth and environment in future. Simultaneously I had to maintain my job also along with my family.

LiFT: Why you chose this title?

Swati Sengupta: The title actually captures the essence of the content in the book. It truly depicts the events happening during the period preceding the arrival of Lord Kalki as the prophecy holds in our sacred Scripture. It describes the dismal condition the Earth and Earthlings are going through and in that backdrop, the story manifests the rise of the Secret Army who fights rampant evil of Kalyug on one hand including a gifted Paleographer battling with the Occultist Antagonist — while on the other hand, Siddhashram is getting ready to usher in the Avatar of Mahavishnu for the final fight. All these actually refers to the upheaval which led to the coming of the Supereme Lord.

LiFT: When did you realize that you want to be a writer and what’s your inspiration behind it?

Swati Sengupta: Wielding of pen have always been my forte but the manifestation of an author started with me getting more spiritually involved in my life. The process started a few years back and culminated in me being inclined to write down my experiences and reflections of inner self. In this journey — the real inspiration came from God and then the support from my Husband accompanied me always

LiFT: Where do you see yourself ten years down the line in the world of literature?

Swati Sengupta: Only future knows itself properly and since it is my debut – it is very early to say.

LiFT: How much do you think marketing or quality of a book is necessary to promote a particular book and increase its readers?

Swati Sengupta: Both are required since the quality of the book attracts and holds the reader and good successful marketing creates new readership as it has the ability to reach more readers . Here I would like to add that the marketing team needs to atleast have the grasp of the content of the book beside understanding the mindset of potential readers and their requirements.

LiFT: What is the message you want to spread among folks with your writings?

Swati Sengupta: There has been a great depletion in morality , truth and virtue in mankind through ages. It started as a process but accelerated as we entered the current age. My only message would be to change one’s mind for better so that this depletion stops — because almost everything has been lost in the pursuit.

LiFT: What do you do apart from writing?

Swati Sengupta: I am a corporate Professional beside pursuing my writing career. My leisure time is taken up by reading and traveling.

LiFT: What are the activities you resort to when you face a writer’s block?

Swati Sengupta: During the time of writing this book, I daily used to recite one divine chant and by this invocation – there was a constant flow which never got any hindrances.

LiFT: Are you working on your next book? If yes, please tell us something about it.

Swati Sengupta: There is a sequel to this book, rather the story is continued to the second part which will come up. I certainly have an idea but it is in rough draft phase currently.
The next part would definitely consist of potrayal of. Lord Kalki in the most truthful way and the depiction of events of Chiranjeevi’s and the Vrishni Army.

LiFT: What are your suggestions to the budding writers/poets so that they could improve their writing skills?

Swati Sengupta: Truly speaking I am not an authority in this field. But yes one suggestion that I would like to share with my friends is to remain true and natural because creativity is at it best when one is true to one’s self and his or her book becomes the reflection of that truth.

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