Shanbhag said he doesn’t represent a particular culture; he only writes a story, as representation would steal the characters freedom. He cited examples of Tolstoy‘s work which is enjoyed by people all over the world despite the culture in which it was written. He was taking part in a serious discussion with Manu Chakravarthy at the third edition of Kerala Literature Festival. See what is around you and transform it into literature’ opined Shanbhag.
Watch the complete session here: