Download e-book for iPad: Water: A Novel Based on the Film by Deepa Mehta (US Edition) by Bapsi Sidhwa

By Bapsi Sidhwa

ISBN-10: 1571319166

ISBN-13: 9781571319166

The popular writer Bapsi Sidhwa and the both popular filmmaker Deepa Mehta proportion a special creative courting: Mehta tailored Sidhwa's novel Cracking India for her marvelous movie Earth, and the following, Sidhwa adapts Mehta's arguable movie Water to the published page.

Set in 1938, opposed to the backdrop of Gandhi's upward push to strength, Water follows the lifetime of eight-year-old Chuyia, deserted at a widow's ashram after the dying of her aged husband. There, she needs to reside in penitence till her demise. Unwilling to simply accept her destiny, she turns into a catalyst for switch within the widows's lives. whilst her buddy Kalyani, a stunning widow-prostitute, falls in love with a tender, upper-class Gandhian idealist, the forbidden affair boldly defies Hindu culture and threatens to undermine the ashram's soft stability of energy. This riveting examine the lives of widows in colonial India is finally a haunting and lyrical tale of affection, religion, and redemption.

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Bapsi Sidhwa
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Born in Karachi, Pakistan and raised in Lahore, Bapsi Sidhwa has been lauded as “Pakistan's best English-language novelist." Sidhwa is the writer of 4 novels: The Bride, Crow Eaters, An American Brat, and Cracking India (Ice-Candy-Man), which used to be a brand new York occasions impressive publication, nominated via the yank Library organization as striking e-book, and gained the LiBerature Prize in Germany in 1991, and used to be made into the award-winning movie Earth by way of Indian director Deepa Mehta in 1999. Sidhwa was once the recipient the Sitara-i-Imtiaz, Pakistan's optimum honor within the arts in 1991, and was once inducted into the Zoroastrian corridor of repute in 2000. She has been offered the nationwide Endowment for the humanities Fellowship, the Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Writer's Award, and the Bunting Fellowship from Radcliffe, among different honors. Her novels were released in another country in India, Pakistan, the uk, Russia, France, Germany, Greece, and Italy. She has taught at a number of universities within the usa and the uk. even though she now is living together with her husband in Houston, Texas, Sidhwa travels frequently to Pakistan, looking the muse of Lahore and dealing as an activist for women's and minority rights.
Contributor apartments (city, kingdom or nation if outdoors the USA or Canada): Houston, TX

E-published in 2013
Originally released in 2006

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