Thrity Umrigar

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Thrity Umrigar
Born Thrity Umrigar
Occupation Journalist, novelist, critic, teacher
Nationality American
Alma mater Bombay University, Ohio State University, Kent State University

Thrity Umrigar is an Indian-American journalist, critic, and novelist.


Umrigar received a Bachelor of Science from Bombay University, an M.A. From Ohio State University, and a Ph.D. in English from Kent State University.

She has written for the Washington Post and the Cleveland Plain Dealer and regularly writes for The Boston Globe 's book pages. She is an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at Case Western Reserve University. She is active on the national lecture circuit.

Born and raised in Bombay, India, she lives in Cleveland, Ohio. She practices Zoroastrianism and belongs to the Parsi community of India.


  • Bombay Time (2001)
  • First Darling of the Morning: Selected Memories of an Indian Childhood (2004)
  • The Space Between Us (2006)
  • If Today Be Sweet (2007)
  • The Weight of Heaven (2009)
  • The World We Found (2012)
  • The Story Hour (2014)



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