Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Everyone in Mumbai, listen up!

A dear blogger friend has just written her first novel and it's being released in Mumbai at the Juhu Crossword tomorrow.


Manjushree Abhinav's A Grasshopper's Pilgrimage, which I'm still reading, having picked it up on Sunday at a delightful read-meet which left me in tears of joy, is a beautifully honest book. It's resonance with my current state of soul was unnerving and humbling - it joins me and defines parts of me in my quest for labelling this 'quest'/'search' for the purpose of my being, that has gnawed at my soul since I could think and pen words down. The writing is so simple and lyrical, you'd think Manju is speaking to you from across the table over some hot coffee. It's the story of a young woman's search for spirituality and her love for a mountain. I haven't read it entirely yet, and I'm hoping to do a post on both - the book and the experience of the read meet.

In the mean, if you can, please go see her and say hi at the launch. It's at 7 pm, on Wednesday, 15th April, at Crossword, Dynamix Mall, Near Chandan, Juhu, Bombay.

You're likely to meet a mix of celebrities - Manju's a documentary filmmaker plus her sibling is a best selling author herself - but you're most likely to see a beautiful woman with auburn hair, most probably in a white sari and a big bindi, her face lit up with the most benign smile ever and wet, expectant, eyes. Give her a hug from me.

9 comments:

Grasshopper said...

Aw, that was so sweet, you have made my eyes wet again.

I so wish I could have talked with you longer, Nino's Mum.

Next time?

preetischronicle said...

Sounds interesting, I'll pick it up for sure. It will be in stores post tomorrow in delhi too?

Solilo said...

I have been hearing about this book. I need to see how I can get hold of one.

Rashmi said...

your description has made me feel interested in this book...will definitely read once it will be available in delhi...

Choxbox said...

will check it out.

VJ said...

You have been tagged

Nino's Mum said...

Grasshopper - We're all screws, aren't we? Then we will meet again. hugs.

Preeti, Solilo - The launch is for Mumbai, the book got released a couple of months back. Try this link, it has the list of stores where it is available, as well as online shops: http://baktoo.blogspot.com/2009/01/grasshoppers-in-these-bookshops.html

Rashmi - Do pick it up and let me know what you think of it.

chox - :)

VJ - going over right now!

OrangeJammies said...

Oh bleddy hell, right at the other end of town! :0( No can do, Nino's Mum. So sad.

In love with my life said...

Would love to pick it up..assume it should be available now at crosswords.