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Landscapes of Writing

Collected Essays of Bapsi Sidhwa

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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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Foreword by Deepa Mehta

Author’s Preface

Editor’s Preface

Acknowledgements

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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