Bapsi Sidhwa Essays
The Challenges of Multiculturalism in India: Analyzing Sidhwa and Rushdie College
Cosmopolitanism is defined in the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy as “the idea that all human beings, regardless of their political affiliation, are (or can and should be) citizens in a single community”. This belief not only applies to...
An Adaptation by Any Other Name: Earth vs Ice-Candy Man College
There is a striking difference between the film poster for Deepa Mehta’s Earth and the novel cover for Bapsi Sidhwa’s Ice-Candy Man (see Appendix). The novel cover, dominated by blues, greens and a silhouette of Lenny, is more evocative of Lenny’s...
Gendered Treatment and a Cautionary Purpose in Cracking India College
Cracking India, also known as Ice-Candy-Man, is an incredibly dense novel filled to the brim with a myriad of things to dissect. The book catalogs a host of changes to the country of India, and to the individuals that live there, as British rule...
Love Found Infrequent: Personal and Sociopolitical Struggles in "Cracking India" and "A Grain of Mustard Seed" College
“What a terrible feeling to love someone and not be able to help them.”
- Jennifer Niven, All the Bright Places
The presence, portrayals and betrayals of love in Cracking India by Bapsi Sidhwa and A Grain of Mustard-Seed by Edith Pargeter shine a...