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Landscapes of Writing

Collected Essays of Bapsi Sidhwa


Bapsi Sidhwa

Edited By Teresa Russo

This book is a collection of essays by international writer Bapsi Sidhwa gathered for the first time in one edition by Teresa Russo, with a foreword written by Oscar-nominated filmmaker Deepa Mehta. Landscapes of Writing: Collected Essays of Bapsi Sidhwa provides a writer’s perspective on issues of South Asian literature, linguistics, poetry, and views of political events and globalization. In the first part of the book, Bapsi Sidhwa discusses her childhood, family life, and how she became a writer. There is also a revised essay detailing how her book Cracking India became a film by Deepa Mehta. The second part of the book focuses on her thoughts concerning war, terrorism, and how to achieve peace. This collection includes two letters, demonstrating her local and nationalistic perspectives to a larger view of an interconnected world.

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Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Names: Sidhwa, Bapsi, author. | Russo, Teresa, editor. Title: Landscapes of writing: collected essays of Bapsi Sidhwa / Bapsi Sidhwa and edited by Teresa Russo. Description: New York: Peter Lang, 2019. Series: Interdisciplinary studies in diasporas; vol. 8 ISSN 2378-0975 (print) | ISSN 2378-0983 (online) Includes bibliographical references and index. Identifiers: LCCN 2018029964 | ISBN 978-1-4331-5811-7 (hardback: alk. paper) ISBN 978-1-4331-5812-4 (ebook pdf) | ISBN 978-1-4331-5813-1 (epub) ISBN 978-1-4331-5814-8 (mobi) Subjects: LCSH: Essays. Classification: LCC PR9540.9.S53 A6 2019 | DDC 824/.914—dc23 LC record available at DOI 10.3726/b14288 Bibliographic information published by Die Deutsche Nationalbibliothek. Die Deutsche Nationalbibliothek lists this publication in the “Deutsche Nationalbibliografie”; detailed bibliographic data are available on the Internet at

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