Getting There by Manjula Padmanabhan

Getting There by Manjula Padmanabhan is a picaresque travel memoir that will touch anyone who has ever wanted to strip off their skin to waltz, on the wild side. Published by Hachette India, the book hit the shelves on 31st March 2020.

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Late 1970s, Bombay. Manjula is in her twenties, struggling to earn a living as an author-illustrator. Then, a deceptively routine visit to a diet clinic and an encounter with two tall Dutchmen turn her life inside out. Without much ado she speeds off on a Westward-bound spiritual quest, which involves cheating on her boyfriend, lying to everyone she loves, and cutting off all ties with her safe, respectable, bourgeois Indian upbringing.

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Late 1970s, Bombay. Manjula is in her twenties, struggling to earn a living as an author- illustrator. Then, a deceptively routine visit to a diet clinic and an encounter with two tall Dutch men turn her life inside out. Without much ado she speeds off on a Westward-bound spiritual quest, which involves cheating on her boyfriend, lying to everyone she loves and cutting off all ties with her safe, respectable, bourgeois Indian upbringing. In this picaresque travel memoir, novelist, cartoonist and award-winning playwright Manjula Padmanabhan looks back on her youthful misadventures in Europe. By turns funny and fierce, #GettingThere will touch anyone who has ever wanted to strip off their skin to waltz, however briefly, on the wild side. Get your copy today!

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In this picaresque travel memoir, novelist, cartoonist and award-winning playwright Manjula Padmanabhan looks back on her youthful misadventures in Europe. By turns funny and fierce, Getting There will touch anyone who has ever wanted to strip off their skin to waltz, however briefly, on the wild side.

About the Author

Manjula Padmanabhan is a writer, artist, and playwright. She grew up in Europe and Southeast Asia and returned to India as a teenager in the late 1960s. The popular comic strip character Suki, created by Manjula, appeared in the Sunday Observer in Bombay and later in the Pioneer in New Delhi through the 1980s and 1990s. In 1997, her play Harvest won first place in the Onassis Prize for Theatre in Greece. She is the author of several critically acclaimed books, including Hot Death, Cold Soup, Kleptomania, Three Virgins and Other Stories, Escape and Island of Lost Girls, and a number of books for children as author-illustrator, among them Mouse Attack and Mouse Invaders, and a series of picture puzzle books.
You can check out our interview with author Manjula Padmanabhan by clicking here.

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