Debut Indian Writers Month 2012

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The Tales Pensieve & Random House Publishers India present the mother of book giveaways this October 2012.

A month long celebration of exciting debut Indian writing and up for grabs are these two!


Extending the Debut Indian Writers Challenge, I am raising the bar on my side of the challenge. Every Tuesday and Friday of October 2012 will see a review of the first book of a writer of Indian origin – the swadeshi movement of debut writing 😉

For you my friends, the deal is simple. There will be 10 book reviews between 1st and 31st October, 2012. Each review will be accompanied with a question. Answer the question and if we love your answer, bingo! the good people at Random House Publishers will send you both these beauties.

p.s.: All the rules of Debut Indian Writers Challenge apply to this contest with the exception that we will have a SuperWinner and a Superstar WordMaverick this month. And I don’t have to tell you that the more reviews you participate in, more your chances to get that package home.

Four and a Half weeks of newness
10 book reviews
Separated by borderlines
Together in nationality

The Indian bloodline brings them together, on The Tales Pensieve.

Star performances at this review party in order of my lovability of the book are:

1.  Boats on Land by Janice Pariat

2. 3 lives: In search of bliss by Srini Chandra

3. The Aryavarta Chronicles Book I: Govinda by Krishna Udayasankar

4. The Shadow Throne by Aroon Raman

5. Mumbaistan by Piyush Jha

6. Quarantine by Rahul Mehta

7. Death in Mumbai by Meenal Bhaghel

8.  Untruly Yours by Smita Shetty

9. Thundergod by Rajiv G Menon

10. An Idiot, Placements and IntervYOU by Toffee

An interesting answer to any or all of these will get you to the beauties and make you the October SuperWinner. Go on comment on as many as you wish!

Share an interesting ‘idiocy’ from your placement week.

Share a mini-tale of you meeting a homosexual or a transgender.

Share a tale or folklore of Indra – The Thundergod from Indian mythology.

 Ever seen crime on the roads of your city? Tell us.

Which news reported recently has shaken you up the most?

Believe in the soul? Tell me in the comments.

Is India’s obsession with security justified considering we aren’t doing a great job about it anyways?

How will you best punch an ex love?

Ever called a North East Indian Chinki? Confess!!.

Share your best Govinda memory with me in the comments.


The SuperWinner of the month, winning both the books, is author Vinod George Joseph

Also see the other challenges on The Pensieve.