Collected Essays of 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.
Table of Contents
Foreword by Deepa Mehta
Introduction: Bapsi Sidhwa’s Contributions to South Asian Literature
Part I. Life, Memories, and Writings
Chapter 1. Why and How I Write
Chapter 2. Linguistics: New English Creative Writing (A Pakistani Writer’s Perspective)
Chapter 3. Lahore: Landscapes of My Writing
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