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Karan Bajaj is the #1 bestselling novelist of KEEP OFF THE GRASS (HarperCollins India: 2008) and JOHNNY GONE DOWN (HarperCollins India: 2010) with more than 250,000 copies of his novels in print. Both novels were optioned into films, the latter just entering pre-production and slotted for a 2017 international release. He was selected as one of the “Top 35 Under 35 Indian” by India Today and was nominated for all of India’s top literary awards—the Crossword Book of the Year, Indiaplaza Golden Quill and Teacher’s Indian Achievers Awards(Arts).

THE YOGA OF MAX'S DISCONTENT, Karan's first international novel, will be published by Penguin Random House on May 3rd 2016. It was inspired by Karan’s one year spiritual sabbatical learning Yoga in a Sou

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Karan Bajaj Thomas wrote: "Thank you for the friend request, Karan, and I look forward to sharing thoughts on books with you in the future! Good luck with all of your writing and reading."

Thanks Thomas ... cheers to a great 2016!

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Karan Bajaj Jeff wrote: "Hey Karan,

Thank you for the friend request! Looking forward to discussing books with you."

Same here my friend!!

Jeff Hey Karan,

Thank you for the friend request! Looking forward to discussing books with you.

Thomas Thank you for the friend request, Karan, and I look forward to sharing thoughts on books with you in the future! Good luck with all of your writing and reading.

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