Thrity Umrigar

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Thrity Umrigar
BornThrity Umrigar
Mumbai, India
Nationality American
Alma mater Bombay University, Ohio State University, Kent State University

Thrity Umrigar is an Indian-American journalist, critic, and novelist.


Early life

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 The 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] [3] [5]



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