Dear Rumi

Natasha Ahmed's works

Butterfly Season

Untold Stories

Creating Rumi for Butterfly Season was the easiest part of writing a book for me. I modeled her on a very dear, very old friend of mine (let’s call her Saira) whom I’ve known since college. Saira is an extraordinarily beautiful woman. Even though there were a number of good-looking women at my college, Saira […]

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Tweets on Butterfly Season

@NatashaA_Author Just completed reading #ButterflySeason In love with it. Read a beautiful & romantic novella after a long time. Much love! — Purba Chakraborty (@Manchali_Purba) December 17, 2014

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Comfort Food

When I read The Vampire Lestat for the very first time, I was in college. A friend had lent it to me after I raved and raved about Interview with a Vampire. He suggested that my ecstasy at the first book would pale next to the divine sequel, something I had rarely come across. Sequels […]

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Ahad, Chapter 9

I don’t have cookie-cutter relationships, Rumi. Women aren’t iPhone apps that I download and discard.

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D. M. Cain

I learnt a lot from reading it – about Pakistani culture and expectations, about Karachi, and even about the nature of love. The characters that Natasha Ahmed creates are fully fleshed out individuals and I could associate with each and every one, which made reading the book a rich and fulfilling experience. This is a […]

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RT Writes

Originally posted on Aarti’s blog: Natasha Ahmed is a fan of Rumi, the seminal poet and philosopher, without whom the world would be a poorer place indeed. This is eminently clearnot from the name of her heroine, who is also called Rumi (LOVE that!) but from a poem called “Meeting Place” that the poet wrote, to describe […]

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My Little Book Blog

Originally posted on mylittlebookblog: Right, so today I am celebrating for doing so much better than I thought I had in an essay. I have been panicking about this essay for what feels like forever. So, after being pleasantly surprised, I have celebrated by taking the entire day off to read, and blog and review! I’ve […]

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Little Aunt

I wrote my first book with the motto ‘write what you know’ pasted in giant letters on my forehead. When I created Ahad (my hero), I put together the best of my real life relationships with my childhood fantasies, and I flung in little bits of my husband (my favorite husband! It can’t be said […]

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Rumi, Chapter 10

And my actions have brought temptation into this house? Are you worried that sex is infectious?

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