Got a lovely mail from an uncle, who helped reach a decision with 2 States. See the actual mail below ( some actual details hidden). Made my day. Who said books don’t make a difference?
My family and myself have always been your fan from the time I laid my hands on your first novel.I have not only read them but also gifted them to my customers(I am a restaurateur) and relatives.This last book of yours namely 2 states appears as though its my family story.
I am a punjabi sharma and my daughter has fallen in love with a keralite boy(have to mention boy because now our constitution allows lesbain marriages too). I will be insulting Punjabi blood if I deny the protest drama that took place.The protest was followed by an angioplasty on me. This too did not deter the love birds.All this happened in October 2008.
Now the marriage is slated for 21st December 2009. The boy is a Lieutanant with Indian navy. Your book has acted as balm to my deliberately delayed decision.I now have no regrets.
I have planned to gift your book to my invitees on the wedding night.I hope your publisher would consider to erect a small kiosk and you would honour me by gracing the occassion.
Please consider this as a personal invitation.
Date 21st December 2009. Time Marriage ceremony 10.30 a.m (Keralite style}
Reception Punjabi Style 8.00pm onwards.