Bapsi Sidhwa (2507 words)

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Bapsi Sidhwa was born in 1938 in Karachi into an eminent family. Her parents Peshotan and Tehmina Bhandara belonged to the Parsee community which she has described with such warmth and humour in her novels The Crow Eaters, (London, Jonathan Cape, 1980) Ice Candy Man (London, William Heinemann, 1988; reprinted as Cracking India Minneapolis, Minnesota; Milkweed Editions 1991) and An American Brat (Minneapolis, Minnesota, Milkweed Editions, 1993). Soon after Sidhwa was born her family moved to Lahore. The city is central to her four novels, including The Bride (London, Jonathan Cape, 1983). In Lahore, however, there were few Parsees and the Bhandara family was cut off from mainstream Parsee life. Their …

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Shamsie, Muneeza. "Bapsi Sidhwa". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 18 July 2002
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