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Bapsi Sidhwa Summary

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Essays & Analysis (16)

265 words, approx. 1 pages
In the following excerpt, Cooke praises The Crow Eaters as an “excellent” and enjoyable novel. Bapsi Sidhwa's The Crow Eaters is an excellent novel, her first, a book about India ... Read more
4,356 words, approx. 15 pages
In the following essay, Singh examines Ice-Candy-Man as a novel about the Partition of India told from the unique perspective of a sensitive Parsi girl. Singh comments that the story focuses on the ef... Read more
768 words, approx. 3 pages
In the following review, Hower offers high praise for The Crow Eaters, applauding Sidhwa for her endearing characters and effective use of humor, farce, and satire. Bapsi Sidhwa, Pakistan's lea... Read more
735 words, approx. 3 pages
In the following review, Villarreal comments that An American Brat is an “affecting, amusing, and enjoyable” novel about a young woman's coming of age and the immigrant experience... Read more
818 words, approx. 3 pages
In the following review, Goodrich praises An American Brat, calling the work “a funny and memorable novel.” It's 1978 in Pakistan and 16-year-old Feroza Ginwalla, the heroine of t... Read more
542 words, approx. 2 pages
In the following review, King criticizes An American Brat as a problematic and flawed novel, noting that Sidhwa's narrative is “unsophisticated” and that the story oversimplifies ... Read more
4,772 words, approx. 16 pages
In the following essay, Kapadia discusses the phenomenon of upward social mobility among the Parsi minority in Sidhwa's novel The Crow Eaters. The Parsi are an ethno-religious minority in India... Read more
1,436 words, approx. 5 pages
In the following essay, Hashmi offers high praise for Sidhwa's novel The Crow Eaters as a representation of Parsi culture and history. Though poetry in Pakistan has been a thriving art form, no... Read more
3,722 words, approx. 13 pages
In the following interview, Sidhwa discusses the autobiographical elements of her fiction, her role as a postcolonial female author, her identity as a member of the Parsi community, and the use of hum... Read more
656 words, approx. 3 pages
In the following review, Craig compliments the elements of black comedy in The Crow Eaters. Indian society offers plenty of targets for the humorist, though it hasn't, at any rate in novels wri... Read more
329 words, approx. 2 pages
In the following excerpt, Rudm offers a positive assessment of The Crow Eaters, calling the novel “a wholly charming passage to India.” [The Crow Eaters] is about the vicissitudes of a P... Read more
372 words, approx. 2 pages
In the following review, Hashmi praises The Bride for its farcical elements and its examination of the complexity of socio-cultural differences in Pakistan. Sidhwa's first published novel, The ... Read more
706 words, approx. 3 pages
In the following review, Wiggins criticizes Ice-Candy-Man, asserting that the novel is a failure in terms of its stereotyped characterization, problematic narrative voice, weak sense of place, and ove... Read more
7,285 words, approx. 25 pages
In the following interview, which took originally took place on March 26, 1988, and March 24, 1989, Sidhwa discusses Pakistani politics, issues facing Muslim women, contemporary Islamic literature, an... Read more
356 words, approx. 2 pages
In the following excerpt, Couto comments that, while Sidhwa's storytelling talents are impressive, Ice-Candy-Man is ultimately flawed due to the author's problematic rendering of narrati... Read more
650 words, approx. 3 pages
In the following review, Rahman offers a positive assessment of Ice-Candy-Man, praising the novel's sophisticated and effective narrative techniques. Ice-Candy-Man is Bapsi Sidhwa's thir... Read more
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