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About Sanjana Shelar

An avid reader and aspiring author, newly moved to Mumbai.

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Mumbai

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Favourite Books

The Book Thief

Haroun and the Sea of Stories

Jaya

The Lord of the Rings

The Moor's Last Sigh

Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple books

Jack Reacher books

The Sackett family series

The Lady Julia Grey series

The Psy-Changeling series

The Ramayana (all versions)

Favourite Authors

Salman Rushdie

Deanna Raybourn

J.R.R. Tolkien

George Eliot

Lee Child

Devdutt Patnaik

Arshia Sattar (her adaptation of the Ramayana)

Nalini Singh

Louis L'Amour

Agatha Christie

Markuus Zusak

Carrie Vaughn

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Nirvana In A Corporate Suit--Magical Memoir Of A Nameless Corporate Guy

Sanjana Shelar

Fun, funny, and insightful. I definitely want to read more!

Jan 08 '16
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Runjhun Noopur

Thanks a lot Sanjana for your kind words! :)

Jan 11 '16
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THE BIG PICTURE

Sanjana Shelar

The three chapters that I have read so far make me dislike both the protagonist and the story. I assume, however, that this is your aim as the author, and that further chapters will trace his evolution. The notice of his imminent trip to Gujarat makes me want to read more. I do not know if this will interfere with the development of your story, but is there some way you can make the first few chapters not entirely without hope for your protagonist? Reading them becomes quite monotonous without any changes in mood or thought processes.

Jan 03 '16
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The Wooden Horse

Sanjana Shelar

The characters come to life, as does their environment. I would love to see what happens to Appa and Aziz as they grow and change.

Dec 18 '15
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An Autograph for Anjali

Sanjana Shelar

An intriguing start to what promises to be a very good murder mystery and character study. Already I can picture the main characters. I definitely want to read more!

Dec 18 '15
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Sundari Venkatraman

The ebook is available on Amazon: http://www.amazon.in/ebook/dp/B01CM794TG

Mar 11 '16
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Sundari Venkatraman

Thank you so much :)

Dec 18 '15
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The Legend of Devyani

Sanjana Shelar

The characters and story as they are now are very confused. The narration keeps skipping distractingly between the story of the mirror and the story of the portrait, and the lack of background for any of the main characters makes them hard to relate to. There are also numerous grammatical errors that make an already confusing read even more difficult to get through. However, the basic story, of a legendary kingdom with a legendarily beautiful princess, is like a story my grandmother would tell, and that makes me want to find out what happens next.

Dec 18 '15
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RIZE: Ragnaerok

Sanjana Shelar

The writing is a confusing mishmash of names, adjectives, nicknames and bad puns. There is also a thin vein of misogyny and an overload of characters with strange names, not to mention distracting grammatical errors. I get the feeling that the characters and places are very clear in the author's mind, with backstories and physical characteristics that we readers can never grasp.

Dec 17 '15
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The Unvanquished

Sanjana Shelar

The writing is a little stilted, and the characters do not seem to ring true. There is neither the poetry and grandeur of the actual Mahabharata, nor the simplicity that might exist in the language and thoughts of a child. I would like to read a bit further to find out who the Guru is.

Dec 17 '15
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Geetha Krishnan

Devavrata went to his father when still in his teens, I assume. Age is not specificaaly mentioned in the epic. Ages of some of the people are mentioned in the Southern Recension, but nowhere in the Northern Recension. I am basically following KMG and CE, so ages are based on assumptions and logic. The names of Bheeshma's Gurus are mentioned in the epic.

Jan 11 '16
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Sanjana Shelar

Hi Geetha, when did Devavrata go to live with his father, do you know? Is the story you're writing about his time at a Gurukul based on a mention of this in the Mahabharata? I'm very interested in the epic, so I'd like to know. I think your idea is an interesting one, trying to fill in the stories of some of the main characters. I admire your courage in taking on so many at once, and such well known-characters, at that. Bheeshma might be the most difficult, I think, simply because so much of his story already exists.

Dec 18 '15
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Geetha Krishnan

Thank you. I shall definitely try to improve. :)

Dec 17 '15
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