“The structure of art is very democratic. Literally speaking, there is no definite structure in literature. Literally speaking, there is no definite structure in literature. The feel it gives to the reader is what is prominent,” said B. Murali asserting his opinion at the discussion on the imagined architecture in literature.
“Just like there is no proper definition for suspense, the perception of literary ideas and words are entirely dependent on the readers,” he added. He cited the example of how the idol of Nataraja is appraised as a perfect symmetrical piece of art while on the other hand it is criticized as a multi handed monstrosity.
V.J James broke the mould of the traditional norms of imagination, when he said that, “We live in a world created by our own imagination.” He walked us through his literary outings and shared that his writings were a result of his willingness to write, fuelled by imagination.
The discussion witnessed thoughtful expressions by the panellists, including Mangad Ratnakaran whose views were effectively moderated by Swapna Sreenivasan.