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by Bapsi Sidhwa

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Bapsi Sidhwa
Milkweed Editions; 1 edition (April 28, 2006)
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A Novel Based on the Film by Deepa Mehta. The characters and events in this book are fictitious. Any similarity to real persons, living or dead, is coincidental and not intended by the author.

A Novel Based on the Film by Deepa Mehta. 800) 520-6455, ww. ilkweed. ISBN-13: 978-1-571319-16-6.

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Bapsi Sidhwa’s obvious affection for the Parsee community sits at the heart of the novel yet in no way prevents her from poking fun at its all too human foibles. The humour is irreverent but irresistible. Humor aside, it is the emotional ones that will grip your mind & heart. I still remember the scene of Soli’s funeral where the touching humanity of his otherwise improbably insufferable father overwhelmed me. Sidhwa-herself a Parsi from Lahore-sets up a very convincing fictional narration of Freddy, his family and how he lives and makes others live their lives.

Water' a new movie directed by Deepa Mehta, is also a new book written by Bapsi Sidhwa. com: Books "Sidhwa’s humor and compassion glow in Water. Book Description: A novel written from the script of Deepa.

Water: A Novel (Bapsi Sidwha). 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.

Water is a novel by author Bapsi Sidhwa that was published in 2006. Water is set in 1938, when India was still under the colonial rule of the British, and when the marriage of children to older men was commonplace. Following Hindu tradition, when a man died, his widow would be forced to spend the rest of her life in a widow's ashram, an institution for widows to make amends for the sins from her previous life that supposedly caused her husband's death.

Bapsi Sidhwa (Urdu: بیپسی سدھوا‎; born 11 August 1936) is an American–Pakistani novelist of Gujarati Parsi descent who writes in English and is resident in the United States

Bapsi Sidhwa (Urdu: بیپسی سدھوا‎; born 11 August 1936) is an American–Pakistani novelist of Gujarati Parsi descent who writes in English and is resident in the United States. 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 on which is based Mehta's 2005 film Water.

Something had clearly changed. Still, she was coming out. That had to be significant. I systematically worked down my father’s list. d my walk I would just keep the house. Maybe I would live in Pasadena for a while. At this point anything was possible. Kailamai flew in from Spokane on Thursday night around six. Kailamai was the young woman I had rescued from a group of men just outside of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.

An amazing novel written by Bapsi Sidhwa! This books is basically a film script turned into a novel. It's about the young widows and customs surrounding them in India.

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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.
  • A wonderful look into a culture and its traditions. Warmly written, with colorful depictions of life.

  • Excellent read. Gives quite an eye opener as to what happens to young girls where parents marry their daughters off for a dowry to older well off men.....who then die. Wow!!

  • great story!

  • It was very sad to see widows of all ages treated so badly in India and that made it difficult to read about it

  • I love this author and this book, albeit from a movie screenplay, doesn't fail. It is a great story that holds your interest straight through until the last page. I guess that I should not reveal the ending.

    The loss of childhood innocence and the helpless existence of pre-Ghandian India for widows no matter the age, creates the background for this novel. You can try all you want but there is no way to identify with the main character even though personally I am a widow.

    It astounds me throughout the reading that some women even could adapt to this ashram and it's grotesque "leader" but without a doubt this is what happens in many places of the world, even today.

    Another great read from a favorite author.

    The One Eyed Turtle

  • Everyone should read this story. It's heartbreaking, yet uplifting. A well written book that tells the story of a child bride.

  • Read for book club! Interesting!

  • A beautiful story as usual by an outstanding writer. I have not seen the movie so I read it with a fresh perspective and it kept me spellbound till the last page.