Water, her latest, is set in , when the traditions of colonial India were Bapsi Sidhwa’s novel about an exiled child-widow evokes Gandhi’s. A Novel Water by Bapsi Sidhwa. KP. Krishna Patel. Updated 5 June Transcript. Significance. Themes. Lack of women’s rights. Throughout the novel. All about Water: A Novel by Bapsi Sidhwa. LibraryThing is a cataloging and social networking site for booklovers.

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SabinaE Jan 23, I was fascinated by this novel.

For a script of a film, this narration can do; but for a book writing, it lacks a lot of elements. It was amazing, but just too sad.

After the wedding celebration, Chuyia returns home. I highly recommend it. You bring up a good point – but in the case of “Water”, I think the book provided nice backstories for Chuiya, Shakuntala and Kalyani the movie, due to time constraints couldn’t show us waher the lives of these protagonists were like before they became widows.

I enjoyed this story it never resulted to gratuitous violent scenes to portray a rough life and the glimpse into a different culture. And yes, Deepa Mehta is definitely one of the trinity of film makers that I have such profound respect for – the other two being Mira Nair and Gurinder Chhadha sp?

Hi, Nomadica Yes, they do, however, I remember reading somewhere that Bapsi Sidhwa wasn’t happy with the title “Earth” – I think she much preferred the book title “Cracking India” but since Deepa Mehta was committed to naming her movies after the elements, Bapsi Sidhwa gave in: The book is based on the movie with the same name, enjoyed reading the book, but definitely enjoyed the movie even more.


Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you’ll like this book. Jul 07, Hafsa Tahir rated it really liked it. In attempt to keep things balanced, Kalyani and Chuyia must sacrifice something beyond their imagination.

The plot is set inas Gandhi rises to power in the background of the story, Water follows the wated of eight-year-old Chuyia,as she is married off an Why does something has to happen in a person’s life when it doesn’t need to happen? A young man, however, falls in love with Kalyani and she with him, but widows aren’t allowed to interact with the rest of society, let alone fall in love. You’ve convinced me about this book, and I have added it to my reading list. A Novel by Bapsi Sidhwa.

I watfr to go for a screening at TIFF but unfortunately there was a scheduling sixhwa.

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Dec 31, Hafsa Sabira rated it it was amazing Shelves: Jul 10, Manisha Nagpal rated it liked it. Despite the focus primarily being on the plight of widows of Ind This ssidhwa a longer version of the screenplay of the movie by Deepa Mehta. Just loved the language in the book and the author’s ability to take very ordinary and mundane domestic scenes, transforming them into enchanting passages just by using her powers of observation and description.

I actually have it on my Netflix list, but I’m kind of afraid of when it comes. She says, “Whenever there was a bridge game, I’d sneak off and write.

The old man who has married to Chuiya bear all expenses of wedding as well as no dowry bapi be taken from the parents of Chuiya and she can live with her parents untill she reached at the age of went to in laws.

Water by Bapsi Sidhwa.

Water: A Novel

I hadn’t heard about this, very interesting Cuando este muere, su destino no tiene escapatoria: Because remarry of widow is considered as sin and she can not see any dream in her life as well. The year isGandhi is jogging the Indian people from their apathy urging them to fight sodhwa British rule and to relinquish archaic Hindu laws like child marriage, the caste system etc; eight-year old Chuiya Little Mouse has just become a widow after the year old man her parents married her off to, succumbed to the deadly thyphoid.


The main character herself is wonderfully written and behaves just as a little girl should, and isn’t given a more mature personality than what is expected from a girl of such a young age.

The flow of the book could be twisted and not be a straight forward one. Newer Post Older Post Home. Bpasi using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. As far as the story is concern, has been consist of miserable lives of widows in hindu society, while they don’t know when their husband have been died and from which year they are living in Ashram.

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Once widowed she is dest Taking place inyou are introduced to the old customs and traditional Hindu ways which I knew very little of. I will have a post up about it this evening so you can read it!!: I saw the movie, and it broke my heart. There’s plenty of cultural details – festivals, holy texts, clothing – amongst this main story of a confused young girl.