Biography

Thrity Umrigar

Thrity Umrigar is the author of THE WORLD WE FOUND, THE SPACE BETWEEN US, IF TODAY BE SWEET, BOMBAY TIME --- and the memoir FIRST DARLING OF THE MORNING. A journalist for 17 years, she is the winner of the Nieman Fellowship to Harvard University and a 2006 finalist for the PEN/Beyond Margins Award. An associate professor of English at Case Western Reserve University, Umrigar lives in Cleveland.

Thrity Umrigar

Books by Thrity Umrigar

by Thrity Umrigar - Fiction

An experienced psychologist, Maggie carefully maintains emotional distance from her patients. But when she meets a young Indian woman who tried to kill herself, her professional detachment disintegrates. Moved by her plight, Maggie treats Lakshmi in her home office for free, quickly realizing that the despondent woman doesn’t need a shrink; she needs a friend. But while their relationship is deeply affectionate, it is also warped by conflicting expectations. When Maggie and Lakshmi open up and share long-buried secrets, the revelations will jeopardize their close bond, shake their faith in each other and force them to confront painful choices.

by Thrity Umrigar - Fiction

Laleh, Kavita, Armaiti and Nishta were best friends in their Bombay college days, but they have since drifted apart. When Armaiti, now in the United States, is diagnosed with cancer, the four reunite and discover the lasting power of friendship.

by Thrity Umrigar - Fiction

In this richly textured and engrossing novel, Thrity Umrigar explores the relationship between two women whose connection transcends their place at opposite ends of the social spectrum of modern-day Bombay. Weaving between past and present, Umrigar reveals their shared struggles, their solitary hardships and the secrets that threaten to destroy them both.