Thirty Umrigar

Cindy Seip

Born in Bombay, India, Thrity Umrigar is the best-selling author of the novels Bombay Time, The Space Between Us, The Secrets Between Us, If Today Be Sweet, The Weight of Heaven, The World We Found and The Story Hour. She is also the author of the memoir, First Darling of the Morning and a children’s book, When I Carried You in My Belly. In The Secrets Between Us: A Novel, Bhima, the unforgettable main character of The Space Between Us, returns in this sequel in which the former servant struggles against the circumstances of class and misfortune to forge a new path for herself and her granddaughter in modern India. Author Salman Rushdie has noted that “The women at the heart of this novel inhabit the harsh world of the urban Indian poor, and struggle separately and together for dignity and survival. Thrity Umrigar has written a moving human tale that vividly brings to life both the women and the city of Mumbai.”