Bapsi Sidhwa

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  • The Partition Of India By Bapsi Sidhwa

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    1947, India was considered a country with a reasonably peaceful history. However, during and after the Partition, sexual violence, both towards men and women, escalated, resulting in the rape and abduction of over 80,000 women. Cracking India, by Bapsi Sidhwa, tells a story that highlights these violent acts by both Muslims and Hindus, through the eyes of a disabled young Parsi girl named Lenny, who witnesses first hand the violence of Partition when she mistakenly participates in the abduction of her

  • Cultural And Historical Themes In The Crow Eaters By Bapsi Sidhwa

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    Introduction to Bapsi Sidhwa: Bapsi Sidhwa is widely recognized as one of the most prominent Pakistani-Anglophone novelists writing today. She was raised in the Parsi community, a religious and ethnic minority in Pakistan. Sidhwa was born on August 11, 1938, in Karachi, Pakistan, then part of India. Her family belonged to the Parsi ethnic community which practices the Zoroastrian religion. Sidhwa received a bachelor’s degree from Kinnaird College for Women in 1956. After her first husband died, she

  • The Role Of Women In The Crow Eater By Bapsi Sidhwa

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    patriarchal set up culture. Social codes in patriarchal set up culture creates hurdles in women life and there is no upliftment for women. In this novel Sidhwa projected how the society has been exploiting women for decade in the name of culture and religion. Key Words: Bapsi Sidhwa, Marriage-slave, oppression of women, patriarchal society . Bapsi Sidhwa, Pakistani writer is an author of four international novels; The Crow Eater( 1978),The Pakistani Bride(1982),Ice candy Man ( 1989), An American

  • Colonialism In An American Brat

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    caught the rhythm of her happiness”. Feroza, despite an estranged love affair with David Press and general feeling of depression, prefers the struggle for freedom and self-fulfillment at the U. S. A. instead of the settled family life at Lahore. Bapsi Sidhwa stresses the fact that the expatriate experiences go a long way in changing the protagonist's attitudes. Feroza chooses to be an American Brat rather than a conservative Parsi. All the facets of Feroza are revealed

  • Essay on The Nightmare

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    The Nightmare Dreams are often visions of the conscience that hold the most truth. In the novel, Cracking India, by Bapsi Sidhwa, the narrator Lenny, has a reoccurring nightmare that contains much truth about the state of India. In Lenny’s nightmare, Children lie in a warehouse. Mother and Ayah move about solicitously. The atmosphere is businesslike and relaxed. Godmother sits by my bed smiling indulgently as men in uniforms quietly slice off a child’s arm here, a leg there. She

  • Theme Of Ice Candy Man

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    conditions during the partition of Subcontinent in 1947. Through the eyes of Lenny, Bapsi Sidhwa, the writer, provides details of how the political changes and the political scenario in those days affected the citizens of India. The theme of the novel is focused deeply on the exploitation and suppression of women and how men used their masculine powers in order to fulfil their desires and brutally assault the women. Sidhwa as a novelist talks about the power and skills of women. Feminism is a movement

  • The Collective Memory In Cracking India And The Independence Of India

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    collective memory of the community and the individual memory. India’s 1947 partition reveals that there are many different histories to the independence of India and the subsequent creation of Pakistan. By utilizing the text Cracking India, author Bapsi Sidhwa examines the disparities between the two types of memories in order to reconcile the past with contemporary India/Pakistan. India and Pakistan are built from the same foundational nation of India before Partition; thus, their histories are irrevocably

  • The Role Of Women In Fire, By Bapsi Sidhwa

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    The novel “WATER” by Bapsi Sidhwa focuses on female suffering and the powerlessness experienced by women within the patriarchal society depicted. The suffering is linked closely to the female body and mind and the control over that by male society. The female central characters of the novel rebel against patriarchy, but in spite of their struggle male control is dominant throughout the novel. The novel provides us awareness about the subjugation, objectification, atrocities and violence against women

  • Colonialism, Gender, Poverty, Exploitation, Domination, and Hegemony as Rendered in the Novels Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe and Cracking India by Bapsi Sidhwa.

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    - Journal of Radical Political Economics August 1971 vol. 3 no. 3 90-106, William Tab. - - World Politics - Volume 52, Number 4, July 2000 - Heller, Patrick. Degrees of Democracy: Some Comparative Lessons from India World Politics - Volume 52, Number 4, July 2000, pp. 484-519 The Johns Hopkins University Press Chinua Achebe Writing Culture: Representations of Gender and Tradition in Things Fall Apart Osei-Nyame, Godwin Kwadwo, 1967- Research in African Literatures, Volume 30, Number

  • The Culture Of European Countries

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    According to Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary, Culture is the beliefs or attitudes about something that the people in a particular group or organization share. When used as a collective noun a culture is the set of customs, traditions and values of a society or community, such as an ethnic group or nation. According to Natural History Museum, The Continent of Africa is essential to all cultures. Human life originated from this continent and began to migrate around sixty thousand years ago. Kohistan