Lakshmi Raj Sharma is an English Professor at the University of Allahabad. His multi-cultural novel, The Tailor’s Needle, was published by Penguin Books, India in 2012. His first story collection, Marriages are Made in India, was published by Publerati (USA) in 2012. His second story collection, Intriguing Women, was published by The Paris Press (London) in 2016. He has published a number of academic books and several short stories in American journals and papers.
Saba is a child of nature. Her mother, Meher, has had accidents in life. The first
of which was finding a lover in a man whose religion she did not know.
Meher’s lover is forced to marry his neighbor, the wily, Mohini, who falsely accuses
him of having used her, when she is with someone else’s child.
Meher and Saba live in seclusion, hiding
from people as much as possible. Saba
joins an English course at the Allahabad University where she finds a companion
in Nisha. The two girls are poles apart. Saba is all grace and concern; Nisha
is self-centered and fashionable.
In the university bank, the two girls happen to meet the dashing Rahul. Saba helps
him and then the love story begins when the two start
liking the same man.
Rahul finally manages to get one of them
through a series of events that make this novella a literary thriller.