Title Profile & Character Information

The World We Found

Annotation
Four women, all friends during their heady 1970s university days, have drifted apart but reunite because one of them is ill. Standard story with a telling difference: these women are from Mumbai, and three are traveling from India to America to see their dying friend. Another difference: Umrigar, author of critically acclaimed books like The Space Between Us, writes with exceptional clarity and depth of understanding. I happily recommend-and not just for lovers of India-centric writing.

Characters
NameArmaiti
GenderFemale
TraitsEast Indian-American
Divorced
Mother
Terminally ill

NameLaleh
GenderFemale
OccupationHomemaker
TraitsEast Indian
Married
Mother

NameKavita
GenderFemale
OccupationArchitect
TraitsEast Indian
Lesbian

NameNishta
GenderFemale
TraitsEast Indian
Married
Muslim

GenreFiction
Sociological
TopicsDivorced women
Female friendship
Terminal illness
Homecomings
Secrets
Dying requests
Husbands and wives
Muslims
Cultures
Lesbians
Women's lives
Identity
SettingBombay, India
India