The most popular author in the nation, Sumanisa Kannadiga, is not the only one who has survived a tough time.
In the last three years alone, she has survived the rape and murder of her husband, her parents and her family.
Kannadi has written novels, short stories, poetry, essays, poetry-singing, non-fiction, essays-humor, stories, short-story collections, poems and stories-children’s books.
She has been on a national television talk show for nearly five years, with her books, essays and non-literary works all published.
She was nominated for the Booker Prize twice and has been nominated for several national awards.
Her books have been translated into more than 20 languages, including Hindi, Tamil, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannakalan, Telugu, Gujarathi, Telesuran, Punjabi, Malayalam, Marathi, Nepali, and English.
Kanna, the author of more than 100 books, has been writing since she was a child.
She says, “I have been writing for the past 30 years and now I have finished my second book.
It is the first time I have completed a book after 20 years of writing.
I am thankful to the people who helped me.
I never thought I would be able to write this many books.
When I was born, I did not know how to write and I was so sad.
But I have to be thankful to my parents who taught me.”
In her books and essays, Kanna explores the meaning of life and what it means to be human.
In this interview with Bleacher, Kana speaks about the challenges she has faced, the people she has met and the stories she has been able to tell.
How did you come up with the title of the book “Rape, Murder, and Love?”
Sumanasha: The title was suggested by a friend who told me it was about the “Rapture.”
I had written a few pieces of poetry in my past, so I had come up a name for the book.
My name is Sumanasakannadika, so the title was “Raped, Murdered and Love.”
It is about a woman named Sumanesa, who was murdered and then married off to another man.
My mother was a nurse, so she is not from Kerala.
I have always felt a connection to this woman.
She lived in Kerala.
When she was born she was named after the Goddess of Love and Peace.
I would go to the village and sit at her shrine.
When we meet, I am just looking at her picture.
My parents had a large collection of old photographs.
I remember when I was young, my father would look at them and he would tell me stories.
I grew up with those images.
I started writing stories and poems while I was in primary school, so at that time, I knew I was a writer.
When the book was published in 2017, it became a huge success.
I was asked to write a short story for the cover.
I did this because I have a love for stories and it was the first one I wrote.
Did you have a hard time getting published?
Sumanaskanna: When I wrote my first story, I had to work for two years for the newspaper.
But, after I finished the book, I decided to publish it as a book.
I had two publishers and I had a contract with one.
They said that it would take two years to write.
I wrote three short stories.
The book went to three more publishers and they did not publish it.
They told me that I had broken their contract.
They wrote me a letter and said that I should write a book and that it could be published in one year.
But that time was not available and I needed to get the book out in one month.
I decided that it was best to start over again and write again.
I think it was not easy to get a publisher.
I used to write poetry but the poems are not popular.
I wanted to write more stories and poetry was my first love.
What are your thoughts on how to tackle the rape culture in India?
S: I am not a victim.
I don’t feel like a victim at all.
I feel like an equal.
I do not feel like the victim.
What I have experienced has been difficult, but it has not affected me.
There is no need to feel victimised.
I just want people to think and speak about these things.
Do we need to talk about rape?
Are we the only ones who feel that way?
Are there people who are raped?
We need to address it and talk about it.
What we need are laws.
We need a law to punish the rapists.
What if someone is arrested and convicted for this?
That is not fair