We are thrilled to announce the highly anticipated launch of Under the Tamarind Tree by Nigar Alam in the United Kingdom! Published by Bedford Square Press, this captivating novel is set to take readers on an unforgettable journey, exploring poignant themes of love, loss, and redemption.

Set against the backdrop of a picturesque city of Karachi, Pakistan, the story follows the life of Rozeena as she navigates the complexities of her cultural and personal identity while trying to build her medical career. Alam’s masterful storytelling and evocative prose promise to enthral readers from start to finish.

A story of love tested to its limits by moral dilemmas, and the beauty and fragility of childhood friendships.

1964 ― Karachi, Pakistan. Rozeena will lose her home ― her parents’ safe haven since fleeing India and the terrors of Partition ― if her medical career doesn’t take off soon. But success may come with at a price. Meanwhile the interwoven lives of her childhood best friends ― Haaris, Aalya, and Zohair ― seem to be unraveling with each passing day. The once small and inconsequential differences between their families’ social standing now threaten to divide them. Then one fateful night someone ends up dead and the life they once took for granted shatters.

2019 ― Rozeena receives a call from a voice she never thought she’d hear again. What begins as an request to look after a friend’s teenaged granddaughter grows into an unconventional friendship ― one that unearths buried secrets and just might ruin everything Rozeena has worked so hard to protect.

Captivating and atmospheric, Under the Tamarind Tree shows us the high-stakes ripple effects of generational trauma, and the lengths people will go to safeguard the ones they love.

We extend our warmest congratulations to Nigar Alam on the publication of Under The Tamarind Tree in the UK. You can grab your copy here!