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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Life in a widow’s ashram in India in is not a pretty story.

Your use of the site and services is subject to these policies and terms. Bapsi wrote this story very beautifully which kept reader capture and took reader towards past in that difficult time where girls were burden and for lessening the burdeb she married to old man and ruin her life. Hi Lotus, I’m wondering about some specifics about widowhood in the s.

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Watfr fall in love with her and meet him various time at night. As widows were not allowed to remarry, 8-year old Chuiya could very well expect to spend her entire life confined to the ashram It is a beautiful powerful story.

For a full length summary see: However, the story didn’t always follow her. Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you’ll like this book. CD Audiobook 0 editions. Agua denuncia con dulzura una triste realidad que desgraciadamente no ha pasado a la historia.

The book is made more interesting with the love story of Kalyani and narayan, hateful madhumati, and chuiya s strong support system Shakunthala. Please help improve this dater by adding citations to reliable sources.

She consult all these issues with the pandit came ghat.


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Mar 10, Amalie rated it really liked it Shelves: For many widows, this was their only means of sustenance. Widowers, of course, are in no way responsible for the death of their wives, and awter men may happily marry young children, as the holy texts say that Brahmins can sleep with whomever they want including sinful, inauspicious and polluted widows and the women they sleep with are blessed.

Refresh and try again. Kalyani, a something widow befriends the little girl, but Kalyani has her own troubles As well as we can say Ghandi is prophet for the time being in Hinduism. SabinaE Jan 23, When ghandi left she ask caravan to take her and handover her to Ghandi and take care of her from this miserable society and customs of this side.

Water: A Novel

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Ni siquiera entiende su nuevo estatus Nov 04, Rabia rated it really liked it. However, two years later, her husband falls ill with typhoid, and since it is a wife’s duty to be by a dying husband’s side, her father takes her to the in-laws’ home.

Posted by Lotus Reads at 8: Home Groups Talk Zeitgeist. Chuyia is spirited, feisty, rebellious and raring to go. You need to read this book to find out the terrors and injustice that befell widows in India during Colonial times.

Such a fascinating and emotional story.

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During this time she was an active women’s rights spokesperson, representing Pakistan in the Asian Women’s Congress of Her works have now been bappsi into Russian, French and German.

Le donne di casta bramina in caso di vedovanza hanno solo due alternative: Kalyani was a widow who have no idea from when she was living in Ashram.


I agree with you wholeheartedly, India’s loss was Canada’s gain for sure! If your TBR list is anything like mine, I’ll bet you’re sorry to have to add to the already overburdened list: Tras cada uno de los personajes se esconde sdhwa historia, un sufrimiento y la fatalidad de no poder elegir el propio destino. Is it the penance of the sins from the last life? I suppose I could stop being lazy and google this. Oct 24, Rd rated it really liked it. The developing divide between tradition and a new world of thought can be seen between the generations.

They decided to get married but when head of widow ashram who was also a widow came to knoe she shaved Kalyani’s head and locked her room after saying remarriage is sin for a widow.

Thanks for the interest – in those days, whether a widow was rich or poor, childless or with children, when her husband died she was considered a non-person, not just that, the family actually considered her jinxed and they were only too relieved to be able to send her off to an ashram and far away from them.

The story is about the lives of the child and other widows in the ashram and how their relationships evolve.

No trivia or quizzes yet. She befriends Kalyani who is forced into prostitution to support the ashram, Shakuntala, one of the widows, and Narayan, a young and charming upper-class follower of Mahatma Gandhi and of Gandhism.