Reader Gift

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Her reader gift is currently a short story called ‘The Dancing Girl’.

Ruhi is eighteen years old and determined to pave her own path through life, not such an easy thing in 1970s India. Her choices are not always her own, especially with a mother who rules the roost with cutting remarks and a whack from her rolling pin.

Yet when an unwelcome houseguest reveals a family secret, Ruhi may have found the key to her freedom.

‘The Dancing Girl’ is a short story prequel to Nillu’s novel All the Tomorrows. Download your copy here: epub or mobi | pdf |


More from Nillu

Nillu’s first novel, All the Tomorrows (Nov 2017), is set in Mumbai. It’s about an arranged marriage that goes terribly wrong and how two people can come back from that. The novel is about traditions and patriarchy, and the line between happiness and selfishness. 

“This novel is balanced and utterly engrossing.” ~ Romuald Dzemo, Readers’ Favorite Book Reviews

“An involving story of the tides and trajectories of love.” ~ Diane Donovan, Midwest Book Review

“Rich in engaging, realistic characters who grab readers’ hearts and minds and don’t let them go.” ~ Viga Boland, Readers’ Favorite Book Reviews


Nillu’s second novel, Hidden Colours (Dec 2018), centres around Yusuf, an acrobat who is making a new life for himself at Berlin’s immigrant circus after fleeing the Syrian war. The circus performers dazzle their audience by night but they don’t always receive a warm welcome. The novel is about compassion and grief and how a little kindness can have a big impact.

“Tender, haunting, and fearless.”~ Caitlin Lyle Farley, Readers’ Favorite Book Reviews

“Sharp dialogue, heartfelt atmospheric description, and some quite shocking violence which is painfully realistic to our time.”~ K.C. Finn, Readers’ Favorite Book Reviews

“Breathtaking, emotionally raw and politically stimulating.” ~ Alyssa Elmore, Readers’ Favorite Book Reviews

Happy reading,