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Friday, 07th August, 2020
Bapsi Sidhwa is a Houston-based author. Her novels are Cracking India, Crow Eaters, Pakistani Bride, American Brat and Water. Cracking India and Water were adapted into the film 1947: Earth by Deepa Mehta. She has won several awards, including a Bunting Fellowship at Radcliff, Lila Wallace-Reader’s Digest Award, Sitara-i-Imtiaz, LiBeraturepreis Germany and the Primo Mondello Italy.
Bapsi Sidhwa: Between the Silences
Bapsi Sidhwa in conversation with Urvashi Butalia
Celebrated Zoroastrian novelist Bapsi Sidhwa speaks to writer and feminist publisher Urvashi Butalia about her creative journey across cultures, continents and chronicles, and what she calls her ‘Punjabi-Pakistani -Parsi’ roots. Her novels 'Ice Candy Man' and 'Water: A Novel' were adapted by Deepa Mehta for the acclaimed films 'Earth and Water. A bio-pic' , 'Bapsi: The Silences of My Life' is currently in production.