Thrity Umrigar

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Thrity Umrigar
Born Thrity Umrigar
Mumbai, India
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.

Early life[edit]

Umrigar was born in Mumbai, India to a Parsi[1] family, and relocated to the United States at the age of 21.[2]


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.[3]

She has written for the Washington Post and the Cleveland Plain Dealer and theThe Huffington Post and regularly writes for The Boston Globe 's book pages. She is the Armitage Professor of English at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. She is active on the national lecture circuit.[4][5][6]


  • 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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  2. ^ "Bio". Thrity Umrigar official website. Retrieved September 14, 2017. 
  3. ^ "Thrity Umrigar". Bookpage. Retrieved 2017-08-07. 
  4. ^ "Writers-on-the-bay-series". BetsyWritersRoom. Retrieved 2017-08-07. 
  5. ^ "Thrity Umrigar". Bookpage. Retrieved 2017-08-07. 
  6. ^ "Journalists who moonlight as fiction writers". Khabar. Retrieved 2017-08-07. 
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  8. ^ "Writers-on-the-bay-series". BetsyWritersRoom. Retrieved 2017-08-07. 
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  11. ^ "25th annual Lambda Literary Award winners announced", LGBT Weekly, June 4, 2013.

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