In conversation with Author of ‘Pink Gender’: Anandajit Goswami

About The Author:

Anandajit Goswami is currently the Fellow, Management Development Programme Coordinator at TERI School of Advanced Studies. As TERI Africa Coordinator, he was based at United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), Addis Ababa where he coordinated South-South Cooperation initiatives. He has led projects supported by ADB and UK-Aid on macroeconomic and welfare implications of tax, subsidies on petroleum products and has been working on the interphases of macroeconomic systems and risk modelling and its association with policy analysis and sustainability. He has been associated with various South-South cooperation knowledge exchange programs, supported by UNECA, UNIDO, Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India, Ministry of Water and Energy, Government of Ethiopia, Horn of Africa Regional Environment Centre and Network, Addis Ababa University. He completed his Master’s degree in Economics from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi and has obtained PhD from TERI School of Advanced Studies. He has led a movement called -“Art from the Heart” and “Music and Sustainability” and has co-authored a book titled Sustainability Science for Social, Economic and Environmental Development, co-edited a title Economic Modelling, Analysis and Policy for Sustainability and edited a book called – “Fuel Pricing in India”.

He has also co-authored sci-fi book titled ‘Lucy meets Artificial Intelligence’, and authored ‘Lucy and the Train: Tryst with Sustainability’“Pink Gender: The Story of a Man, a Woman and a Dream”.

Q.1) How long did it take you to write the book ‘ Pink Gender‘?

1.5 years

Q.2) From where did you derive the idea of writing the book ‘ Pink Gender‘?

I didn’t get any idea. I have researched, observed and seen events all around in this blanketed society for a long time and narrated it with a texture of fiction by joining different dots at the backdrop of a culture of complexity. So the credit goes to the society. I have just observed and narrated it. 

Q.3) What was the hardest scene to write in this book?

The scene where – “Indu inspite of loving Aman realizes the violent politics of Aman’s touch on her body for the first time in the middle of the night in a close intimate space” was the hardest scene to write. The scene where the issue of intimate violence is described for the first time in a married relationship was the most difficult scene to write.

Q.4) If you were not an author then what would you be?

I don’t think I am still an author. It is very difficult to be an author. Even if I was not an author, I will still try to continue to express my cathartic expressions and thoughts through words, lines, melodies, paintings, sports and music which I am doing from an age of 12. Nothing would have changed if I was not an author (which I still think I am not). 

Q.5) What’s your upcoming project about?

Lucy 3 – The Rise of Parabola and Big Bang is my upcoming project which I am working on with my coauthor Dr. Debashis Chakraborty. He was my coauthor in the second book of the Lucy series – “Lucy Meets Artificial Intelligence”. Lucy Meets Artificial Intelligence started with a murder mystery and gradually unraveled a deep conspiracy between humanity and artificial intelligence challenging the future of human civilization and sustainability. 

In the upcoming book of Lucy 3, the story will take the reader to more drama, plots and subplots and subtle nuances of the darker shades of human beings, artificial intelligence, androids, humanoids and will expose us to a panoptical, dystopic future leaving all of us with more questions. 

Thanks a lot sir for taking out  few minutes from your busy schedule.

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