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Nimita's Place

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Shortlisted for Singapore Literature Prize 2020, Fiction
Shortlisted for the 2019 Singapore Book Awards
(Best Literary Work)
Finalist for the 2017 Epigram Books Fiction Prize

It is 1944 in India and Nimita Khosla yearns to attend university to become an engineer, but her parents want a different life for her. As she accepts her fate and marries, religious upheaval is splitting the country and forcing her family to find a new home.

In 2014, her granddaughter, molecular biologist Nimita Sachdev, escapes India to run away from the prospect of an arranged marriage. Staking out a future in Singapore, she faces rising anger against immigrants and uncertainty about her new home.

Two generations apart, these two women walk divergent paths but face the same quandaries: who are we, and what is home?