Living in Dreamtime

Paper Type: Book Print Paper | Size: 210mm x 148mm; 124pp
Black and white
ISBN-13: 978-93-91125-83-7


Living in Dreamtime is a love story between Parina, a dolphin and Borick, a walrus. The story begins when Parina’s master dies and she is abandoned in the ocean. There she meets the walrus, Borick and the seal, Arij. A bond forms and they start spending time together. 

Parina tells them about life on land and about love, god, religion, and they discuss telepathy and teleportation too. Schools of fish also gather to listen to her sermons in the sea. Borick the walrus is inspired and wishes to know more. He goes on a quest of knowledge and climbs a mountain. There he meditates and finds enlightenment. Parina in the meantime pines for life on land and yearns to become human. 

An unusual love story between a dolphin and a walrus, this is a heart-warming tale of faith and hope.


Usha is an avid fan of The Little Prince and Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, and she has spent her growing up years believing in magic. At age 17, she became acquainted with Tolkien’s works, and they intensified her faith in fantasy and magic beyond the realities of life. And so, she wrote Living in Dreamtime.

Salil  Sojwal
Salil Sojwal

Salil Sojwal lives in Mumbai. Ex-advertising, ex-design, exhausted—mostly. These illustrations are for his five-year-old daughter, for when she grows up reading this book.