Geetanjali Mukherjee

Biography

Geetanjali Mukherjee holds a degree in law from the University of Warwick, UK, and a Masters in Public Policy from Cornell University, US. She researches and writes on issues of international law, and business and human rights. Her first book, "Seamus Heaney: Select Poems", is in its 6th edition currently, published by Rama Bros. India. In her spare time, she reads as many books as possible, watches classic romantic movies and likes to cook. Her most recent book chronicles the journey towards adopting a contentious international agreement that bans the use of a lethal weapon that has killed thousands of civilians worldwide.

Smashwords Interview

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in Calcutta, India, a city known for its cultural contribution to India. The only Indian recipient of the Nobel Prize for Literature, Rabindranath Tagore, is from the same city, and in fact, I am named after his Nobel Prize winning book of poetry. Thus, in some ways, writing was in my destiny. I grew up surrounded by ideas, and one of my favourite memories with my mother is going to the children's library to spend an entire afternoon reading books.
What do you read for pleasure?
I love to re-read some of my favourite books, like the works of Austen and classics like "The Wizard of Oz". I am a huge fan of chick-lit, especially from British and Irish writers, and everyone in my family knows, once I have started on one, I won't emerge till I'm done with the book! I also love cartoons, especially Dilbert, and Calvin and Hobbes. I am also a huge fan of Agatha Christie, and have read every book of hers, many of them twice.

I have lately become a fan of John Gardner's James Bond novels. I also have read every single Amy Tan book, and wait eagerly for her next offering. I enjoy some literary fiction as well.

In terms of non-fiction, I read business and productivity books voraciously, as well as an eclectic mix of books on economics, public policy, science and history. I also love cookbooks and nutrition / diet books.
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Books

Lethal Legacy: The Adoption of the Convention on Cluster Munitions
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 45,980. Language: English. Published: January 12, 2015. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
Despite strong opposition from major military powers, a treaty prohibiting the use, production, transfer and stockpiling of cluster munitions was signed on December 3, 2008. This book analyses the events leading up to the cluster munitions ban, the provisions of the treaty, as well as assesses the progress made in the years since towards a world without the presence of cluster munitions.
Will The Real Albert Speer Please Stand Up? The Many Faces of Hitler’s Architect
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,740. Language: English. Published: July 13, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Political biography
In the years since the Nuremberg trial, biographers have been fascinated with the life of Albert Speer, Hitler's architect and the man rumoured to replace him. This short book looks at the events leading up to the Nuremberg trial, and the trial itself, to understand the man behind the enigma.
Illusions: A Collection of Poetry
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 2,290. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2014. Category: Fiction » Poetry » Themes & motifs
This is a collection of poems, written during the author's time away at university. The collection, titled Illusions, is about the deceptions and illusions perpetrated by people, about themselves, both to others and to themselves.
From Auden to Yeats: Critical Analysis of 30 Selected Poems
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 22,940. Language: English. Published: December 17, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Study guides -- Book Notes
A ready reference for students of English literature looking for help navigating the poetry of some of the late nineteenth and twentieth century’s greatest poets. The book contains in-depth critical analyses of poems from the work of W.H. Auden, Ted Hughes, John Keats, Philip Larkin and W.B. Yeats, as well as brief biographies on each poet, which help to put their poetry in context.

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Smashwords book reviews by Geetanjali Mukherjee

  • Smashwords Style Guide on Jan. 04, 2014

    Very useful book, I learnt a huge amount about Microsoft Word formatting. Also, it made the process of formatting a book for Smashwords so easy I was astonished. Highly recommend!
  • The Secrets to Ebook Publishing Success on Jan. 04, 2014

    Packed with useful tips, I was pleasantly surprised by how useful this book is. I am still working through the suggestions, doing as Mark suggests, to implement the easy tips first. I highly recommend this to any author of e-books, not necessary only for those published on Smashwords.