Anurag Mathur was featured this week in the Sunday Asian Age's always-(unintentionally) enjoyable "Bibliofile" Q&A. Here’s a sample of the questions and answers:
Q. Who is your favourite Indian writer?
Q. Which are the most underrated books?
Ans. Three of my own books, apart from The Inscrutable Americans: Making the Minister Smile, Scenes from an Executive Life and Department of Denial.
Q. Which books have changed your life?
Ans. Joseph Heller’s Catch 22 and J D Salinger's Catcher in the Rye.
Q. Which books would you make compulsory reading?
Ans Catch 22 and Catcher in the Rye
And best of all, given the previous two answers:
Q. Which classic do you want to read?
The Inscrutable Mr Mathur...