A grand evening with Rochelle Maria Rao at Oxford Bookstore
Leadstart Publishing and Oxford Bookstore hosted the book launch of Author, Neerja Gaurie’s The Harbinger: Patchwork on 29th June, 2014 at 6.30 pm. It was an enthralling evening at the Churchgate Oxford Bookstore where the book was released by 2012’s Miss Femina Miss India International, Rochelle Maria Rao.
It was a great evening as Neerja Gaurie, Author of The Harbinger: Patchwork and Rochelle Maria Rao unveiled the book and read excerpts from it. Rochelle, being an avid reader, spoke about how gripping the book was that keeping it down was out of the question. Neerja spoke about how the book is for all women going through turbulent times and finding themselves is the key to having that balance.
The event ended with a vote of thanks to all those that graced themselves for the event. An entre of food and beverages were served to everyone at the bookstore.
Mr. Swarup Nanda, CEO of Leadstart Publishing said “Neerja Gaurie is an outstanding author who brings out passion and emotion in her writing. We at Leadstart Publishing are humbled to have such talents in our midst. We sincerely thank Rochelle Maria Rao for willing to take out time to be with us for The Harbinger: Patchwork Book Launch”
The author was educated at the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi, in the discipline of Foreign Languages and later qualified with masters in History. She has been an educator for over 33 years with a stint as Principal of an Institution in the South. Apart from academics she has dabbled some on stage and is a voracious reader and movie buff. She lives in a little village of Dehradun, India, and leaves it sometimes to be with her two grown up sons and daughter-in-law. Writing is a passion she hopes will remain kindled. She is currently visiting faculty for French and History.
The Harbinger: Patchwork
A solitary woman (milieu 21st century India … an educated, trendy, modern and apparently free spirited one at that) describes her passage through life by jottings that reflect her moods … travails and happy moments, intricately woven that emerge as 'patchwork'. A story unravels with a day to day account of life managed and lived while she goes through a tumultuous divorce proceeding. The setting is in sylvan and pristine, forested and mountainous surroundings, a solitary figure leading a soulful solitary life. This could be the story of any woman anywhere
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