ISBN 9789380828268,My Little Boat

My Little Boat



Times Group Books - New Delhi

Publication Year 2013

ISBN 9789380828268

ISBN-10 9380828268


Number of Pages 236 Pages
Language (English)


Set in post Babri Masjid, post Pokhran Uttar Pradesh, this is the story of a woman in search of esoteric truths, caught in a world of prejudice, stagnation and violence. Nasreen grew up in London and in Paris with her mother Saira, a rebel poet. Perhaps knowing the hardships and loneliness of a rebel life, Saira married off her daughter at the age of eighteen to Javed , a kind and loving man, the editor of a local newspaper, in a small UP town, Rahimganj. Nasreen appears happy enough in her new life until Javed decides to send their daughter Mehjabeen away to a boarding school. In three voices and cinematographic style, the novel puts forward the philosophy that perhaps the destiny of the Soul is not the same as the destiny of the Body. About the Author Novelist, playwright and children's writer Mariam Karim was born in Lucknow and educated at JNU, New Delhi, and the Sorbonne in Paris. A teacher of French language and literature, she has travelled widely and brings the flavour of her travels both within the country and outside, into her writing. Her books and plays have been nominated for International and Indian awards. She writes for children under the name Mariam Karim Ahlawat. She lives in Delhi.