Water: A Novel Based on the Film by Deepa Mehta (US Edition)

Water: A Novel Based on the Film by Deepa Mehta (US Edition)

Bapsi Sidhwa


The popular writer Bapsi Sidhwa and the both well known filmmaker Deepa Mehta percentage a distinct inventive dating: Mehta tailored Sidhwa's novel Cracking India for her wonderful movie Earth, and the following, Sidhwa adapts Mehta's debatable movie Water to the broadcast page.

Set in 1938, opposed to the backdrop of Gandhi's upward thrust to energy, Water follows the lifetime of eight-year-old Chuyia, deserted at a widow's ashram after the demise of her aged husband. There, she needs to dwell in penitence until eventually her demise. Unwilling to simply accept her destiny, she turns into a catalyst for switch within the widows's lives. while her pal 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 smooth stability of strength. This riveting examine the lives of widows in colonial India is finally a haunting and lyrical tale of affection, religion, and redemption.

About the Author-

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 instances extraordinary ebook, nominated through the yank Library organization as remarkable booklet, and received the LiBerature Prize in Germany in 1991, and used to be made into the award-winning movie Earth via Indian director Deepa Mehta in 1999. Sidhwa used to be the recipient the Sitara-i-Imtiaz, Pakistan's maximum honor within the arts in 1991, and was once inducted into the Zoroastrian corridor of repute in 2000. She has been presented 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 out of the 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. notwithstanding she now is living along 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, country or nation if outdoor the united states or Canada): Houston, TX

E-published in 2013
Originally released in 2006

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