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As university students in late 1970s Bombay, Armaiti, Laleh, Kavita, and Nishta were inseparable. Spirited and unconventional, they challenged authority and fought for a better world. But over the past thirty years, the quartet has drifted apart, the day-to-day demands of work and family tempering the revolutionary fervor they once shared.
Then comes devastating news: Armaiti, who moved to America, is gravely ill and wants to see the old friends she left behind. For Laleh, reunion is a bittersweet reminder of unfulfilled dreams and unspoken guilt. For Kavita, it is an admission of forbidden passion. For Nishta, it is the promise of freedom from a bitter, fundamentalist husband. And for Armaiti, it is an act of acceptance, of letting go on her own terms.
The World We Found is a dazzling masterwork from the remarkable Thrity Umrigar, offering an unforgettable portrait of modern India while it explores the enduring bonds of friendship and the power of love to change lives.
I was disappointed by the ending! I wanted to know what happened by the time they got to America. What about Iqbal?Published 6 days ago by MCW
My brother bought this book as a surprise for me. I couldn't put it down. Absolutely loved it! I want to know what happens next in America and am hoping for a sequel. Read morePublished 13 days ago by sriyanthie
It was better than the best mystery. A story of humankind in all our love and hate. A reflection on the ways our lives are ruled by religion and mores.Published 2 months ago by Sondra Hardy
Thrity Umrigar’s beautifully written novel, "The World We Found," offers us a new look at modern-day India as we experience this vibrant and constantly changing country... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Elizabeth Schoppelrei
But I like India very much, and enjoy stories set there. I also enjoy this author, who describes her characters so well, bringing them to life for the reader. Read morePublished 3 months ago by D. Ballard
This story gives the reader an insightful look into modern Indian culture and its juxtaposed with modern American life. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Alumine Andrew
This was a GREAT book So happy that I was forced to read it <3Published 4 months ago by Nikki Schouten
I found this novel flawed, but am giving it five stars for one reason: the utterly amazing depiction of the characters Iqbal and Nishta and their tormented marriage. Read morePublished 4 months ago by leila