Ask the Author: Mallikarjun Mulimani


What would you like readers to know about you? 

I am Mallikarjun B. Mulimani from Dharwad, Karnataka, India, whose 19th book, Demystifying God, Eros, & Bacchus, is being published by Olympia Publishers, London. I write both fiction and poetry including Haikus. I am neither an atheist nor a theist; I don’t want to straddle the middle as an agnostic either; just want to explore the whole matter through the medium of writing; one may hesitantly call me a mystic turned philosopher then worker.

What is your book about for those who haven’t read it? 

This book is a combination of fiction, several short poems, and one long. It is a product and combination of Science, Philosophy, and Art. 


What has been your inspiration for writing it? 

It is written with an engineer’s perspective; myself being one by education. I wrote it after a midlife crisis that illuminated my life; unshackling me from the fears and desires associated with myths.   


What was your favorite scene or part of your book to write? 

The part of Demystifying I enjoyed writing was where Mac, the organic machine created by Ori, the original, goes through the same life cycle as his creator; it is my favourite part as it enabled me to use my engineering education in my writing profession. 


What books or authors inspired you to become a writer? 

There is no book or author that has failed to influence me; taking the name of only a few would do injustice to the rest; every author tries their best in every book; a single beautiful line makes the reading of any entire book worthwhile; every author has at least one such line in every book. 


What advice would you give to aspiring authors who want to write a book? 

I adore Piet Hein who says, “Shun advice at any price, that’s what I call good advice,” and simply tell that I read, read, read, and wrote, wrote, wrote. 


Buy it here: 




1 Comment »

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s