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Cracking India

Author : Bapsi Sidhwa
ISBN : 1571310487
Genre : Fiction
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During the 1947 Partition of India, young Lenny Sethi suffers from polio and spends her days with Ayah, her beautiful nanny, who exposes her to the differences among the Hindus, Muslims, and Sikhs, but when Ayah is kidnapped, Lenny's world erupts into religious, ethnic, and radical violence. Reprint.

A Critical Analysis Of Bapsi Sidhwa S Major Works

Author : Mital Macwan
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BAPSI SIDHWA (BORN 1938) IS AN AUTHOR OF PAKISTANI ORIGIN WHO WRITES IN ENGLISH AND IS RESIDENT IN AMERICA. SHE IS BEST KNOWN FOR HER COLLABORATIVE WORK WITH INDO-CANADIAN FILMMAKER DEEPA MEHTA: SIDHWA WROTE BOTH THE 1991 NOVEL ICE CANDY MAN WHICH SERVED AS THE BASIS FOR MEHTA'S 1998 FILM EARTH AS WELL AS THE 2006 NOVEL WATER: A NOVEL WHICH IS BASED UPON MEHTA'S 2005 FILM WATER.THE MAIN IDEA BEHIND WRITING THIS BOOK IS NOT ONLY CONVERSION OF DISSERTATION INTO BOOK. IT IS ALWAYS DIFFICULT TO FIND REFERENCE MATRIAL FOR INDIAN AND PAKISTANI AUTHOR. THIS IS GIFT FOR UPCOMING RESEARCHERS WHO WANTS TO EXLORE BAPSI SIDHWA'S NOVELS

Water

Author : Bapsi Sidhwa
ISBN : 9781571319166
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The renowned author Bapsi Sidhwa and the equally renowned filmmaker Deepa Mehta share a unique artistic relationship: Mehta adapted Sidhwa’s novel Cracking India for her brilliant film Earth, and here, Sidhwa adapts Mehta’s controversial film Water to the printed page. Set in 1938, against the backdrop of Gandhi’s rise to power, Water follows the life of eight-year-old Chuyia, abandoned at a widow’s ashram after the death of her elderly husband. There, she must live in penitence until her death. Unwilling to accept her fate, she becomes a catalyst for change in the widows’s lives. When her friend Kalyani, a beautiful widow-prostitute, falls in love with a young, upper-class Gandhian idealist, the forbidden affair boldly defies Hindu tradition and threatens to undermine the ashram’s delicate balance of power. This riveting look at the lives of widows in colonial India is ultimately a haunting and lyrical story of love, faith, and redemption.

The Crow Eaters

Author : Bapsi Sidhwa
ISBN : 9789351181590
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Faredoon (Freddie) Junglewalla is either the jewel of the Parsi community or a murdering scoundrel. Freddie???s mother-in-law, Jerbanoo, thinks he is planning to do away with her, but Freddie has always been a pragmatist: if the old woman were to die (be murdered?) the body would have to be placed on the open-roofed Towers of Silence, in keeping with custom, and that would never do. Insurance fraud and arson, however, are well within Freddie???s repertoire???in fact he thinks he has invented the idea, so advanced is it for India, in 1901. As his ???skills??? grow he becomes a man of consequence among the Parsis, with people travelling thousands of miles to see him in Lahore, especially if they wish to escape tight spots they have got themselves into. In this wickedly comic novel, the celebrated author of Ice-Candy Man takes us into the heart of the Parsi community, portraying its varied customs and traits with contagious humour.

Cracking India

Author : Bapsi Sidhwa
ISBN : 1571318275
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The 1947 Partition of India is the backdrop for this powerful novel, narrated by a precocious child who describes the brutal transition with chilling veracity. Young Lenny Sethi is kept out of school because she suffers from polio. She spends her days with Ayah, her beautiful nanny, visiting with the large group of admirers that Ayah draws. It is in the company of these working class characters that Lenny learns about religious differences, religious intolerance, and the blossoming genocidal strife on the eve of Partition. As she matures, Lenny begins to identify the differences between the Hindus, Moslems, and Sikhs engaging in political arguments all around her. Lenny enjoys a happy, privileged life in Lahore, but the kidnapping of her beloved Ayah signals a dramatic change. Soon Lenny’s world erupts in religious, ethnic, and racial violence. By turns hilarious and heartbreaking, the domestic drama serves as a microcosm for a profound political upheaval.

An American Brat

Author : Bapsi Sidhwa
ISBN : 9781571318299
Genre : Fiction
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Feroza Ginwalla, a pampered, protected 16-year-old Pakistani girl, is sent to America by her parents, who are alarmed by the fundamentalism overtaking Pakistan — and their daughter. Hoping that a few months with her uncle, an MIT grad student, will soften the girl’s rigid thinking, they get more than they bargained for: Feroza, enthralled by American culture and her new freedom, insists on staying. A bargain is struck, allowing Feroza to attend college with the understanding that she will return home and marry well. As a student in a small western town, Feroza’s perceptions of America, her homeland, and herself begin to alter. When she falls in love with and wants to marry a Jewish American, her family is aghast. Feroza realizes just how far she has come — and wonders how much further she can go. This delightful coming-of-age novel is both remarkably a remarkably funny and acute portrayal of America as seen through the eyes of a perceptive young immigrant.

An American Brat

Author : Bapsi Sidhwa
ISBN : 0140243712
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Bapsi Sidhwa S Brilliant Fourth Novel Chronicles The Adventures Of A Young Pakistani Girl In America With An Enormously Satisfying Story And Characters& The Extended Family Of Feroza Ginwalla, A Lively And Temperamental Girl, Agonizes Over The Decision To Send Her To America For A Three-Month Holiday. This Act Of Apparent Audacity Arises From Concern Over Feroza S Conservative Attitudes, Which Stem From Pakistan S Rising Tide Of Fundamentalism. Feroza S Chaperone In America, An Uncle Only Six Years Her Senior, Is Her Guide, Friend, And The Bane Of Her Existence. Her Relationship And Adventures Shape Her Alternatively Hilarious And Terrifying Perceptions Of The Us. Feroza S Family In Pakistan, Meanwhile, Is In Delicious Turmoil Over The Possibility That American Ways Will Ruin Her&

The Pakistani Bride

Author : Bapsi Sidhwa
ISBN : 9781571319043
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As a youth, Qasim leaves his tribal village in the remote Himalayas for the plains. Caught up in the strife surrounding the creation of Pakistan, he takes an orphaned girl for his daughter and brings her to the bustling, decadent city of Lahore. Amid the pungent bazaars and crowded streets, Qasim makes his fortune and a home for the two of them. As the years pass, Qasim grows nostalgic about his life in the mountains while his hopelessly romantic teenage daughter, Zaitoon, imagines Qasim's homeland as a region of tall, kindly men who roam the Himalayas like gods. Impulsively, Qasim promises his daughter in marriage to a tribesman, but Zaitoon's fantasy soon becomes a grim reality of unquestioning obedience and unending labor. Bapsi Sidhwa’s acclaimed first novel is a robust, richly plotted story of colliding worlds straddled by a spirited girl for whom escape may not be an option.

Ideological Messaging And The Role Of Political Literature

Author : Çak?rta?, Önder
ISBN : 9781522523925
Genre : Political Science
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There are many avenues for displaying political agendas, with a prominent one being literature. Through literature, the voices of political parties and ideals can enlighten those in the present, and can even be preserved for centuries to come. Ideological Messaging and the Role of Political Literature provides a detailed study of how contemporary political messages are portrayed and interpreted via the written word. Featuring relevant coverage on topics such as literary production, women in politics, identity, and travel politics, this publication is an in-depth analysis that is suitable for academicians, students, professionals, and researchers that are interested in discovering more about political messages and their effects on society.

Asian American Novelists

Author : Emmanuel Sampath Nelson
ISBN : 0313309116
Genre : Literary Criticism
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As a distinct area of literary study, Asian American literature now enjoys a level of critical recognition that was unimaginable when academic interest in the field began modestly some 25 years ago. Part of this recognition stems from the increasing contributions of Asian American novelists, whose works continue to capture growing levels of popular attention. This reference book provides alphabetically arranged entries for 70 Asian American novelists. Each entry is written by an expert contributor and provides a short biography, a discussion of major works and themes, an overview of the novelist's critical reception, and a bibliography of primary and secondary sources. In addition, the volume concludes with a selected, general bibliography.

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