Bombay Time: A Novel

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Macmillan, Jul 5, 2002 - Fiction - 256 pages
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At the wedding of a young man from a middle-class apartment building in Bombay, the men and women of this unique community gather together and look back on their youthful, idealistic selves and consider the changes the years have wrought. The lives of the Parsi men and women who grew up together in Wadi Baug are revealed in all their complicated humanity: Adi Patel's disintegration into alcoholism; Dosamai's gossiping tongue; and Soli Contractor's betrayal and heartbreak. And observing it all is Rusi Bilimoria, a disillusioned businessman who struggles to make sense of his life and hold together a fraying community.

 

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A native of Bombay and a journalist for the Akron-Beacon Journal in Akron, OH, Umrigar presents a startling contemporary portrait of life in a Bombay apartment house whose residents are mostly ... Read full review

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One
7
Two
29
Three
55
Four
81
Five
121
Six
135
Seven
163
Eight
205
Nine
237
Ten
257
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Thrity Umrigar grew up in Bombay, India. A recipient of the Neiman Fellowship at Harvard, she writes for the Beacon Journal in Akron, Ohio. Her work has appeared in The Washington Post, and she is a contributor to the Boston Globe. She lives in Kent, Ohio.

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