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Inspired by the story of Lakshman’s wife from Ramayana, Urmila traces a tale of rejection and a woman’s passionate search for love, rekindling questions of devotion and desire.

The talented and passionate Urmila Karmarkar has recently married into a wealthy, politically connected family in suburban Mumbai. When Urmila’s brother-in-law is compelled to move to Dubai, her husband leaves her behind and chooses to follow him instead. Fuelled by this rejection, Urmila seeks solace in her art as she battles to keep her dreams of love and motherhood alive, waiting for her husband to return.

  • Genre Fiction
  • Language English
  • Format Paperback
  • Page Count 298 pages
  • Release Date 6-Nov-2015
  • ISBN 13 978-81-8495-666-5

Exquisitely moving deceptively simple, gently humourous, an inspired story of resilience by one of our most promising young writers.

Anil MenonAuthor of Half of What I Say

Saket forms a fascinating connection with the epic yet simultaneously disturbs the original narrative enough to thoreughly and skilfully re-vision some of the story’s central themes.

E. Dawson VarugheseAuthor of Reading New India 

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About the Author

Pervin Saket

PERVIN SAKET was shortlisted for the Random House India Writers’ Bloc award in 2013. Her fiction has appeared in Breaking the Bow: Speculative Fiction inspired by the Ramayana, The Asian Writer Collection, Earthen Lamp Journal and other works. Her collection of poetry, A Tinge of Turmeric, was published in 2008.