Here I am telling you about the third novel ‘The Wildfire’. I have completed the work. While writing a fiction, you are in deep pain. Irving Stone, the famous novelist had written a novel under the title ‘The Agony and the Ecstasy’ basing the life of the great sculptor and artist Michelangelo. At the time of carving a sculpture, the sculptor is in extreme mental pain. When it is finished the sculptor falls into an ecstasy. The novelist draws the two conditions of an artist beautifully. All sculptors are not equal to Michelangelo and no writers are equal to Dostoyvski. But each artist and writer has to pass these two states, in the second stage he metamorphoses into a critic. He can easily find out the deformations of his creation. He can easily correct them.
When I look at my work ‘The Wildfire’ I must say that I am viewing at it with a critic’s eyes.
The backdrop of ‘The Wildfire’ is a historic one. But the stories of the novel are not based on reality. Those are subjective ones. When writing any kind of novels I can only be subjective. I believe that all creative works born like that.
The events of ‘The Wildfire’ take place in 1921. That time the British were ruling India. Malabar was included in the Madras Presidency and it was under the direct ruling of the British. In Malabar, the majority was Muslims and their mother tongue being Malayalam. There were another two more countries with Malayalam as their mother tongue, Cochin and Travancore. These countries were ruled by native Kings. But they, too, were under the supervision of the British Kingdom.
‘The Wildfire’ narrates the stories of Malabar only. Following the First World War there happen worldwide disasters. And they were concentrated in Malabar. With the view of a novelist I narrate the frightful occurrences that happened in the land.
I think that the novel ‘The Wildfire’ will give the readers a new feel.