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message 1: by Pankaj (last edited Aug 02, 2014 03:55AM) (new) - rated it 5 stars

Pankaj Rajput | 4 comments Hi,

I am Pankaj Rajput, the author of the novel titled City Of Nine Gates based on Vedic Fiction and the first in the 'City Trilogy' series. It is my first attempt into writing and I would be glad if any reader who feels interested would like to write an honest review. Please feel free to contact me.



Take a look at the Blurb below:

City Of Nine Gates (City Trilogy #1) by Pankaj Rajput


An atheistic millionaire is forced to find and help his long lost friend achieve self-realization in a mystical City of Nine Gates known only to the Gods and the wisest sages of the Advait and the Sankhya. Assisted by other friends in the City, he leads the City on an inward enlightening journey, only to realize at the end who his friend is, what actually the City of Nine Gates is and who is that beyond all regions knowing which one never comes back …

When the Gods
descend to devastate,
When Kalyuga
meets Apocalypse,
Out of a Billion,
Only one strives,
Of those who strive,
Only one achieves,
What those sages realized,
and you still haven’t,
knowing which,
one never comes back.
Rise O’ Cities!
It’s time
to liberate,
It’s time,
to realize…


If you find it interesting and would want to know more, here are the links to know more about the book:

Sample Chapters:





Writers Inkstinct:

If you find the novel interesting, feel free to buy a copy from any of the online bookstores:





OR, you can enter a Free Giveaway at Goodreads here:

Free Giveaway:

Thank you for your time and happy reading!

Pankaj Rajput

message 2: by Devi (last edited Aug 18, 2014 10:12PM) (new) - rated it 5 stars

Devi Nair (views_she_writes) | 139 comments Hi Pankaj
I would love to be given an opportunity to review your book. Do feel free to contact me on or PM me on Goodreads

If you wish to, do check my blog at

I also write reviews of books I read on Goodreads and also on

I have already applied for the Giveaway on Goodreads too

Pankaj Rajput | 4 comments Hi Devi,
Thank you so much for expressing your interest in reviewing my first book in the City Trilogy series. Please check your goodreads inbox for more details.


Biswanath Banerjee | 137 comments Hi,
I’m interested in making a sincere, detailed review of your book. Please contact me on my e mail
Writing reviews on mythological subjects is always fascinating.
I write reviews on Goodreads.
Sincerely yours
Biswanath Banerjee

Biswanath Banerjee | 137 comments Shalini Srinivasan’s new novel Vanamala and the Cephalopod -review
Little thieving sun

These are the concluding words of Shalini Srinivasan’s new novel Vanamala and the Cephalopod –the words that very well describes her writing. Late Satyajit Roy once remarked about a book that it’s un-put-down-able, which means if you start with it, you have to finish it. The same thing can best describe this absorbing fantasy.

Vanamala is a little girl, who being disgusted with the little sister put up a notice in a local shop to sell her sister! She never imagined that she’ll have response to her advertisement. But unexpected did happened! She found a taker!

Who might it be? Whom did she suspected, or some others? Will she ever be able to find her sister? Where she had to go? Was it the land or the sea? If it was the sea, then how she had managed to survive under? If it was the land, then how she was provided with clues? Did she found anybody else other than her little sister? What was the ultimate fate?

You’ll love this fascinating tale of fantasy-absolutely love it. The writer has written for Amar Chitra Katha and she has natural flair for storytelling. With the skill of master craftsmen, she had narrated an absorbing story. The characterization of Lettuce Grower and Girish are unique. Human emotions are imparted in a classic way to the non human characters.

With words she had painted a picture. Example of such a narrative is

“When the Lettuce Grower got near, the octopus swung open the doors silently and the tentacles started to wriggle around vaguely, feeling for them. Varnamala brushed past the tentacles as fast as she could.

Behind her, Girish was mumbling’ -wait. Wait, what if the door closes before I’m through?”

The mention of through which opens the door of another (in reality, two other worlds) reminds us of one of the legendary works of fantasy (no marks for guessing). The book also has a message embedded-we, the humans, who think we are mightiest are not actually so after all. The young reader will love to adore the nature around-if he finds this book. Although recommended for young readers ,it will be suitable for young adults ,too.

Illustrations by Sebin Simon are terrific and the production quality of Duckbills Books is truly international for this paperback.

Page count-186, price-INR 225

Pankaj Rajput | 4 comments Hi Biswanath,

Thank you so much for expressing your interest in reviewing my first book in the City Trilogy series. Feel free to drop me a message with your shipping address.


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