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BAPSI SIDHWA (BORN 1938) IS AN AUTHOR OF PAKISTANI ORIGIN WHO WRITES IN ENGLISH AND IS RESIDENT IN AMERICA. 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 WHICH IS BASED UPON MEHTA'S 2005 FILM WATER.THE MAIN IDEA BEHIND WRITING THIS BOOK IS NOT ONLY CONVERSION OF DISSERTATION INTO BOOK. IT IS ALWAYS DIFFICULT TO FIND REFERENCE MATRIAL FOR INDIAN AND PAKISTANI AUTHOR. THIS IS GIFT FOR UPCOMING RESEARCHERS WHO WANTS TO EXLORE BAPSI SIDHWA'S NOVELS
Bapsi Sidhwa (born 1938) is an author of Pakistani origin who writes in English and is resident in America. 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 which is based upon Mehta's 2005 film Water.The novels of Bapsi Sidhwa represent social changes in Parsi community in particular and Indian society in general. Change is a continuous process which will never stop at any point. In fact, change means development and it is necessary to live the life with an era of science and technology. The present books aims also at examining her works as the works of Parsi sensibility in a Muslim dominated state of Pakistan. The attempt is to focus on Bapsi Sidhwa as a women and as a writer.
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Seminar paper from the year 2018 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Comparative Literature, grade: 1.5, National University of Modern Languages, Islamabad (Institute of English Studies), course: English Literature, language: English, abstract: The study aims to explore the issue of ethnicity, especially in Post-colonial era. It deals with ethnicity as a subject and Post-colonial ethnic behavior because in Post-colonial age the issue of ethnicity has its own significance. Moreover, it deals with problems of Parse community which they faced in sub-continent especially in Lahore, Pakistan. It also highlights the issue of racism presenting the picture of pre-partition of sub-continent. The data of present research is a novel by Basic Sidhwa, "The Crow Eaters". Its analysis has been done with the help of qualitative method. Moreover, analysis is supported with the theory of Post-colonialism. Henceforth, the study explores the post-colonial ethnicity that, how Parse community had to face ethnic attitude of natives of and also the British rulers. Hence, the present research highlights the theme of ethnicity on the basis of minority, culture, religion and stereotypes.
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