Inside the Haveli
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First edition
AuthorRama Mehta
Publication date
Media typeprint
AwardsSahitya Academy Award

Inside the Haveli is an English-language novel written by Rama Mehta. For this novel Mehta was conferred Sahitya Akademi Award in 1979.[2] The story of the novel revolved around a young girl from Mumbai, India. She marries a son of a former Indian prince and post-marriage she relocates to Udaipur, Rajasthan.[1][3]

The novel was translated into Gujarati by Anila Dalal as Havelini Andar (2003).[4]

This novel is also in syllabus of RBSE class 12 English literature as second book.


  1. ^ a b Ed. Rangrao Bhongle (2003). The Inside View: Native Responses to Contemporary Indian English Novel. Atlantic Publishers & Dist. pp. 138–. ISBN 978-81-269-0275-0.
  2. ^ K. V. Surendran (2002). Women's Writing in India: New Perspectives. Sarup & Sons. pp. 19–. ISBN 978-81-7625-250-8.
  3. ^ "Book review: Inside the Haveli by Rama Mehta". India Today. Retrieved 13 October 2018.
  4. ^ Rao, D. S. (2004). Five Decades: The National Academy of Letters, India : a Short History of Sahitya Akademi. New Delhi: Sahitya Akademi. p. 48. ISBN 978-81-260-2060-7.