Unfortunately not so much, my knowledge about South Asia is very limited, the only country I visited there was Bangladesh. But it was an amazing trip and I hope I will have a chance to come back.
I was always writing, but I never took it seriously, it also never occurred to me that someone can actually become a writer. But then I heard about a creative writing school in Leipzig and I wanted so badly to study there. I guess this is when I realized how much I want to write.
Maybe not about writing my book, but about my arrival to Germany in January 1996. When we lived in an asylum seekers' home, our neighbour was from Bangladesh. He was the one who introduced us to live in Germany.
Actually, it is every time different and really depends on the certain project. Every researcher is different and then I also need to find a different language for each project.
The whole writing process itself! I really hate to write, but I have to do it. I love everything about it, the research, the editing, but not the writing itself. That’s why I always need a very clear deadline, otherwise I would never finish anything.