Santosh Bakaya


I am an educationist, with a passion for writing, many of my books and articles have been published worldwide. I am an essayist, a poet,and a novelist. Many of my novels for young adults have already been published. My poetic biography of Mahatma Gandhi is about to be published. Although I have a doctorate in political theory, it is the everyday reality which always enthralls me.

Smashwords Interview

Which was the first story that you read and how did it impact you?
The first story I read was about a little boy who went to his granny's place and there was offered two muffins, he quickly kept one for his mom.
This had such an impact on me that I could never eat anything without first sharing it.
What inspired you to be a writer?
My father, a professor of English , was very passionate about writing, he would scribble poems and short stories on pieces of paper, and then read them out to us . At lunch and dinner time, he would also read out from the classics, thus igniting the literary spark in me and my siblings.To this day I can never forget the way he recited his own poems and OWL AND THE PUSSY CAT, strumming an imaginary guitar.
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Where to find Santosh Bakaya online


Flights From My Terrace
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 77,690. Language: English. Published: October 25, 2014. Categories: Essay » Author profile
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This book is a collection of 58 essays most of which are based on observations from my terrace. Some have been written quashed in ramshackle buses while commuting from home to work place. Still others have been written from the snug confines of a car, watching ordinary life pass by with its extraordinary hues. These myriad hues have coloured my life and enriched it, hope they enrich yours also.

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