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KEEP OFF THE GRASS (English, Paperback, Bajaj, Karan)

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KEEP OFF THE GRASS  (English, Paperback, Bajaj, Karan)

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  • Language: English
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: Harper Collins Publishers India
  • Genre: Fiction
  • ISBN: 9788172237561, 8172237561
Description

Keep Off The Grass covers the story of a 25 year old Yale valedictorian who chooses marijuana over a million dollars, and traces his story from there.

Summary Of The Book

Keep Off The Grass is about a brilliant 25 year old Non Resident Indian (NRI), who is stuck with an identity crisis. A Yale graduate who makes half a million every year as an investment banker at Wall Street, Samrat Ratan chooses to return to India to discover his roots,happiness, and everything else that seems elusive.

His quest in his homeland starts with one of the most popular business schools in India, the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) at Bangalore. Contrary to the person he was before he enrolled himself into IIM-Bangalore, his grades and self-esteem fall as he gets high on marijuana frequently. His life becomes nothing less than a roller-coaster ride thereon.

Samrat remains perpetually stoned and experiences bizarre adventures, including sharing a smoke with and being almost consumed by flesh-eating Aghori saints on the banks of the river Ganges in Benares, meditating on the foothills of the mighty Himalayas, and indulging in a one-night stand with a Danish hippie in Dharamshala.

This hilarious and introspective debut novel by Karan Bajaj traces Samrat’s journey and keeps the readers intrigued till the very end.

Keep Off The Grass was a semi-finalist for the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award and was also nominated for the Indiaplaza Golden Quill Award.The film rights of the book have been sold to Mosaic Media Group, and Ben Rekhi has been signed up as the director for it.

About Karan Bajaj

Born in 1979, Karan Bajaj is an Indian American author whose debut novel Keep Off The Grass (2008) became a bestseller. His travel adventures have greatly motivated him to write.

Following the success of his debut novel, his second novel titled Johnny Gone Down came out in the year 2010. Both his books have together sold over two lakh copies in India itself.

After completing his engineering from Birla Institute of Technology, Ranchi, in 2000, Bajaj went on to graduate from the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore in 2002. He has worked as a Brand Manager for Procter & Gamble, and as a Management Consultant for Boston Consulting Group. He is presently a Brand Manager with Kraft Foods, New York and continues to write as well. He has been given awards for his professional endeavours too.

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  • HarperCollins
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  • 0.79 Inches (US)
Height
  • 7.01 Inches (US)
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  • 4.37 in
Weight
  • 189.0 g
Ratings & Reviews
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Title itself suggest the book content, but one may be able to understand that only after turning all pages.So go for it.

Age Group = Youngsters.
Adult Book = As some of the text is not suitable for the minor readers,hence I gave it Adult Book tag.
Language used = Mostly simple English (keeping dictionary nearby would ease reading for novice)

Advise = Go to next line only when you understand the previous one, as the author crafted each and every word precisely. Try to finish complete chapter in single, continuous attempt. Otherwise you will loose the link. Each chapter is on average about 25 pages.

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Pratik Kikani

9 Jun, 2015

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Interesting and fast paced

I have recently bought this book after reading its many interesting reviews. I must say I did not repent the decision. It is a nice and fast paced story with few insights into a life in an University. It goes through the life of an American guy who has come to IIMB and to India in general for some soul searching. I loved the ending as much as the beginning. It is not too cliched or boring at any point of time and that is the best part of the book.

Go for it with no second thought.
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Kiranmai Sanagavarapu

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19 Dec, 2013

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a good read!!

a better read than the chetan bhagat series.... karan bajaj has it in him to be the next gen writer... recommended for people of almost all ages, especially people who have been through a hostel life... excellent service from flipkart!!
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Rajarshi Chakraborty

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1 Oct, 2013

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tacky,complicated and boring....

firstly let mee inform you karan bajaj iszzz of my fav authors...i had read his second book"johnny gone down"...before his first book that is keep off the grass...and let mee inform u its tacky ,complicated ,boring to death ..i was looking for some johnny magic but was deeply disappointd ..give it a miss and prefer the thriller johnny gone down from the same maestro...
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ammar shaikh

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14 Apr, 2012

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The hostels and their inhabitants

You might have noticed that guys who have lived in a hostel at some point of time have a better understanding of life than those who have not. There is a clear difference between these two categories of people. Similar in the way, that, army personals are more disciplined than the civilians.

This book, tells you the why of it. Those who have experienced hostel life, will be able to better appreciate and understand this book.

This is not Chetan Bhagat type masala/stupid heroism/love story n...
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Paritosh Ranjan

8 Oct, 2011

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Fast Paced & Nicely written

Wow!! Just finished reading 'Keep Off The Grass' in straight 2 sittings. After a longtime, felt good after reading this fiction. Now a days, lots of crappy chicklits/light-readings are coming over the market, but this one stands out in the crowd.

Very well written from the young budding author, I liked his style of writing & that too his debut novel have come really good. Hats off to Karan as he has a long way to go. I'm gonna try out his other book, 'Johnny Gone Down' as well.

This book ...
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Hemanth Kumar N Airani

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1 Nov, 2011

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Awesome read

Awesomw book
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Atanu Dutta

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15 May, 2017

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Interesting Read

I had read " Johnny gone down " by the same author which btw is a very cool book.
So i was pretty interested in reading this one too.
It is pretty decent read.

Flipkart delivery always good.
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Simran Matharu

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13 Dec, 2013

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HALLUCINATING EXPERIENCE IN SEARCH OF SOUL

At the end I lost .I lost to Karan Bajaj as he led me to realize that there is something bigger in life rather than studying in IIMs.The novel named "Keep off the grass" is a ruminating memories of the author at IIM,Bangalore.In the book the author drew a vague picture of an Indo-American investment banker who left his job in search of soul and came to India to do MBA in IIM Bangalore .Ther he found two friends :an army officer who negated his army life and came to b-school to be a good respo...
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SOUMYA KHATUA

8 Nov, 2013

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Another Chetan Bhagat

Karan Bajaj is another Chetan Bhagat wannabe.. Reading this book, I got a deja vu of reading Five Point Someone and Monk Who sold his Ferrari all at once.. Still a good read...
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Krishna Chaitanya

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25 Oct, 2013

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