The Tiffin

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Cormorant Books Incorporated, Jan 9, 2011 - Fiction - 192 pages
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The dabbawallas of Mumbai deliver box lunches ‚?" called tiffins ‚?" to white collar

workers all over the vast city. They are legendary for their near-perfect service: for every six million lunches sent, only one will fail to reach its intended destination. The Tiffin is about that one time in millions when a box goes astray, changing lives forever.

When a note placed in a tiffin is lost, a newborn‚?"Kunal‚?"is separated from his mother. Twelve years later, Kunal lives as a virtual slave under the thumb of his foster father, Seth. With danger and oppression making it

impossible to stay where he is, Kunal asks his friend Vinayak, an aging dabbawalla, to help him find his birth mother. Vinayak introduces Kunal to the tiffin carriers, and a plan is hatched. Along the way, Kunal learns what it means to be part of a family.

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User Review  - Diana Thompson - Goodreads

I read this book because it was a Red Maple Award nominee. It was easy to read and flowed well. It is hard for me to conceive of a life like Kunal had in the story. I liked the ending. It seemed ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jacquil - Goodreads

This simple story felt like it should have been written for the teen crowd. The writing wasn't very polished and the characters not very well formed but it was interesting enough that I finished it. Read full review

About the author (2011)

MAHTAB NARSIMHAN won the Silver Birch Award for her first novel,The Third

Eye.Its sequels,The Silver AnkletandThe Deadly Conch, have received critical acclaim.

A native of Mumbai (Bombay), Narsimhan lives in Toronto.

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