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Kiran Manral

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Kiran Manral is a bestselling and acclaimed Indian author, TEDx Speaker, columnist, mentor and feminist. She has written books across genres in both fiction and nonfiction. Her books include The Reluctant Detective, Once Upon A Crush, All Aboard, Karmic Kids, A Boy’s Guide to Growing Up, The Face at the Window, Saving Maya, Missing Presumed Dead. She has authored a short series called True Love Stories for Juggernaut and co-authored 13 Steps to Bloody Good Parenting with Ashwin Sanghi. She also has published short stories in various magazines, in acclaimed anthologies like Have A Safe Journey and Boo as well on online apps like Juggernaut. Her nonfiction book, Karmic Kids: The Story of Parenting Nobody Told You, was listed amongst the top 5 ...more

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Once Upon A Crush

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The Reluctant Detective

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Missing, Presumed Dead

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All Aboard!

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“There is a charm to letters and cards that emails and smses can’t ever replicate, you cannot inhale them, drawing the fragrance of the place they have been mailed from, the feel of paper in your hand bearing the weight of the words contained within. You cannot rub your fingers over the paper and visualise the sender, seated at a table, writing, perhaps with a smile on their lips or a frown splitting the brow. You can’t see the pressure of the pen on the reverse of the page and imagine the mood the person might have been in when he or she was writing it. Smiley face icons cannot hope to replace words thought out carefully in order to put a smile on the other person’s face, the pressure of the pen, the sharpness or the laxity of the handwriting telling stories about the frame of mind of the writer, the smudges on the sheets of paper telling their own stories, blotches where tears might have fallen, hastily scratched out words where another would have been more appropriate, stories that the writer of the letter might not have intended to communicate. I have letters wrapped up in a soft muslin cloth, letters that are unsigned, tied up with a ribbon which I had once used to hold my soft, brown hair in place, and which had been gently untied by the writer of those letters. Occasionally, I unwrap them and breathe them in, knowing that the molecules from the hand that wrote them might still be scattered on the surface of the paper, a hand that is long dead.”
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“When I do decide to run away, you will never find me. Remember that. Not only will you never find me, but you will lose yourself trying to find me.”
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“That’s what she was, broken pottery, patched up with gold, the gold shimmering through the places where she had been cracked open, and left bleeding.”
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“A man's face is his autobiography. A woman's face is her work of fiction.”
Oscar Wilde

“I do not need to understand words to know he is disappointed I am not a boy. Some things need no translation. And I know, because my body remembers without benefit of words, that men who do not welcome girl-babies will not treasure me as I grow to woman - though he call me princess just because the Guru told him to.

I have come so far, I have borne so much pain and emptiness!

But men have not yet changed.”
Shauna Singh Baldwin, What the Body Remembers

“Good books tell the truth, even when they're about things that never have been and never will be. They're truthful in a different way.”
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“One time you mentioned the loneliness inside of marriage and I did not understand what you were saying. Two people are together; they have come from the same place; they share the same values, the same language. Practically speaking, they are the two halves of one consciousness. They eat the same food; they have a child; they sleep in the same bed, how can they be lonely.”
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“There is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good humor.”
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Kiran Manral Thank you Naheed for inviting me. Looking forward to this.


message 1: by She Reads (last edited Sep 11, 2014 07:33PM)

She Reads South Asia Dear Kiran,

Thanks for agreeing to the live author talk with our readers on Sept 16th. We are excited to hear your thoughts - on your books, your inspirations and much more. We are also keen to hear more about the stories behind both Once Upon A Crush and The Reluctant Detective.

We welcome all of your followers/readers to join us. Details are at https://www.goodreads.com/event/show/...

Thanks again

She Reads South Asian


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