The Lines of Separation


  • Language: English
  • Author : Mini Nair
  • ISBN: 9788195947829
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Publisher: The Alcove Publishers
  • Pages: 210
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“Mini Nair’s The Lines of Separation tells the story of dividing lines in modern Indian history: how individual lives can be shaped and ruined by senseless violence, and how extremism forcibly separates people from one another. In bringing her three very different characters together, Nair reminds us of how our unity can persist despite it all.”
Shashi Tharoor, Author, Why I am a Hindu, The Great Indian Novel, Ambedkar: A Life, Pax Indica



Mini Nair is the author of an illustrated middle-grade children’s book, a biography of a noted pharmaceutical scientist, and a novel. Her story idea on the subject of illegal embryo sex selection became the basis for a film produced for the nonprofit organization Population First, Mumbai. 

Her middle-grade children’s book Adventures of Aman, Avni and Jahaan was an adventure thriller for middle school children. 

She also wrote the biography of B V Patel, a noted pharmaceutical scientist, who had founded the PERD centre in Ahmedabad. 

She has been associated with Laadli, an initiative to save the girl child that was floated by Population First.  Her story idea was adapted into a film and in 2018, she along with Abha Singh, Kumar Ketkar and Manjul Bharadwaj released a white paper The nuances of media on the Kathua rape case.

Two of her short stories were a part of the anthology of short stories, A cup of chai and other stories.

Her novel, The Fourth Passenger, was reviewed by The Publisher’s weekly and is available at all American and Australian libraries. Shashi Tharoor described the novel as an inspiring read!

The novel was set in Mumbai during the Hindu-Muslim conflict of the early 1990s, The Fourth Passenger is the story of four women raised with traditional Indian values, whose partnership gives them the temerity to stand up against religious extremism. Having reached their thirties and become disillusioned with their lives and husbands, their decision to open an urban food stand is mingled with their memories of a distant past when two of them loved the same man. But, in order to establish their fledgling business, they must contend with individual temperament, extortionists, ruthless competitors, and most importantly, the prevailing religious intolerance.

She has read at the Emirates Festival of Literature and the Goa LitFest. She has also been a part of the English syllabus committee at the SNDT. She has lectured about the ways of writing a short story at National College and about secular sensitivities at St Xavier’s college.

Mini has also debuted on the theatre stage with The Hoshruba Repertoire and was one of the original cast of Qissebaazi. She played Unniarcha, a female warrior from a Kerala folklore and played at the NCPA.

She has written for and also writes and is vocal about racial harassment. She dabbles in poetry too.

She is an avid cook who resides with her family in Mumbai.

Mini Nair is currently heading the business operations of LOG Pharma Packaging, Israel in INDIA. She is a domain expert in primary packaging for drugs and a USFDA guideline expert.

She is vocal about gender empowerment, Antifa and racial discrimination at the workplace. And tweets furiously at @minicnair

Weight 350 g


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