Bapsi sidhwa water
The novel is based on the script for the film Water, the film was written and directed by Indian-Canadian filmmaker Deepa Mehta.
Sidhwa acceded to the task and succeeded at it as well with the book and film being released on the same day.
You need to read this book to find out the terrors and injustice that befell widows in India during Colonial times. Mehta asked Sidhwa to novelize the movie in about 4 months so the book and the film would be released at the same time.
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According to Hindu tradition of the time, she is discarded to a widow-ashram, her head shorn, her life given over to penitence. Reading this book made me feel sad and angry at the same time.
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One wonders if Deepa Mehta should have been given co-credit — after all, the story and the dialogue are mainly by her. Sidhwa paints the street scenes of India like Brueghel might have. Kalyani loves a young Brahmin upper caste idealistic follower of Gandhi named Narayan. Please review the types of cookies we use below. Bapsi managed to give readers glimpses of the Brahmin religious views and how widows, and even women, were in some places still are unjustly treated in India - unworthy of anything humane. They live out their lives in ashrams with shaved heads and white saris. Shelves: most-favorite , I cried thrice while reading this heartbreaking ,heart wrenching piece. Required Cookies These cookies allow you to explore OverDrive services and use our core features. You need to read this book to find out the terrors and injustice that befell widows in India during Colonial times. Sati had been outlawed, widows would put themselves on a pyre of fire and die for their husbands , but terrible injustices prevailed for widows. This kind of love is forbidden and upsets the arrangements of the ashram.
In fact, a happier past is the one thing that keeps each widow from despair.
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