As part of my book promotion drive, I have decided to ship a free copy of my recently published novel, A Grasshopper's Pilgrimage to all bloggers who promise to write a review of the same on their blog. This offer is open to journalists, review writers, etc, anyone who has a reach of over a hundred readers.
You are free to write whatever you feel like. Just make it longer than two words. One complete sentence of eight words is the minimum requirement. Accompanied by the photo of the cover (which you can copy paste from the above link). A link to my link will be great as it has all the online sites where the book can be bought.
This original review has to be published within one month of getting the book.
Send in your address, to firstname.lastname@example.org. Don't forget to mention your blog / website / publication.
I am copying here a write-up of the book.
A GRASSHOPPER’S PILGRIMAGE
Praise for A Grasshopper’s Pilgrimage :
‘Beautiful, evocative and light; it floats into your consciousness and takes you along into an inward journey.’ - Gulzar.
‘The point is not whether Indian readers are ready for ‘fiction – spiritual’, if I may call it. The point is the caterpillar who has become a butterfly will make sure a grasshopper’s pilgrimage is worth every step.’ – Anurag Kashyap (Filmmaker and Scriptwriter)
‘While some writers write with effort, some books write themselves out through the writer. In them writers become mediums. This debut novel shows you might want to watch out for Manjushree, she is one such prominent medium.’ –Amandeep Sandhu, Author of Sepia Leaves.
Gopika: single, pretty, and a spiritual seeker. While working for a television channel in the city of lights, Mumbai, she hears an inner call. Like a grasshopper, she flits from guru to guru, from a hippie boyfriend, from making films to making chapattis, from Kolkata to a temple town in
A Grasshopper’s Pilgrimage spirals in directions unpredictable as it follows its free-spirited and soul searching protagonist. This tale is host to a delightful motley bunch of characters: Sufi babas, smoking hippies, freedom fighters, and foreigners without visas. It is a love-story of a woman’s inner journey as she circles the feet of her beloved mountain.
Manjushree has established her own repertoire in the art of grasshopping. Her first calling was writing. Then the magic of the silver screen enticed her into itself, and she enrolled in the Film Institute. But she couldn't bear the transition from cinema to video, and escaped to the mountains to study alternative healing. Her exciting career as a healer was cut short when she fell in love with a patient and married him. Her husband is an artist and he inspires her to write. After making some documentary films and teaching, she went back to her first love and wrote this novel. Now, she is an addicted blogger at www.baktoo.blogspot.com.
Manjushree lives with her husband, Prayas, and child, Pavan, in Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Tiruvannamalai…
Price: Rs 150, pages: 174
Published by: Rupa and Co, ISBN 978-81-291-1449-5