Dhawan, R.K. and Novy Kapadia, eds. The Novels of Bapsi SidhwaNew Delhi: Prestige Books, 1996.
This book includes the most comprehensive collection of critical essays so far available on Bapsi Sidhwa's novels.
R.K.Dhawan and Novy Kapadia. "Entree: The Fiction of Bapsi Sidhwa."
Kapadia, Novy. "Bapsi Sidhwa, Attia Hosain and Amitav Ghosh."
Crane, Ralph J. "'A Passion for History and for Truth Telling': The Early Novels of Bapsi Sidhwa."
Havely, Cicely. "Patterns of Migration in the Work of Bapsi Sidhwa."
Ross, Robert L. "The Search for Community in Bapsi Sidhwa's Novels."
Jussawalla, Feroza. "Navjote Ceremonies: The Location of Bapsi Sidhwa's Culture."
Paranjape, Makarand. "The Early Novels of Bapsi Sidhwa."
Zaman, Niaz. "Bapsi Sidhwa: 'I am Pakistani.'"
Rani, K. Nirupa. "Gender and Imagination in Bapsi Sidhwa's Fiction."
The Crow Eaters
Kapadia, Novy. "The Parsi Paradox in The Crow Eaters."
Hashmi, Alamgir. "The Crow Eaters: A Noteworthy Novel."
The Pakistani Bride/The Bride
Khan, Furrukh Khan. "Women, Identity and Dis-Location in The Bride."
Bhatt, Indira. "The Pakistani Bride From Fantasy to Reality."
Ross, Robert L. "The Bride: The Treatment of Women."
Singh, Jagdev. "Ice-Candy-Man: A Parsi Perception on the Partition of India."
Chandra, Subhash. "Ice-Candy-Man: A Feminist Perspective."
Ross, Robert L. "Cracking India: A Feminine View of Partition."
An American Brat
Kapadia, Novy. "Expatriate Experience and Theme of Marriage in An American Brat."
Zaman, Niaz. "Bapsi Sidhwa's American Brat."
Bala, Suman. "The Theme of Migration: A Study of An American Brat."
Other Critical Texts
The Parsis, Madyan to Sanjan: An Appraisal of Ethnic Anxieties Reflected in Literature
Edited by Khan, A. G., and Novy Kapadia
Published by Creative Books, 1997, New Delhi
A History of Pakistani Literature in English
By Rahman, Tariq.
Published by Vanguard Books, 1991. Lahore
A Text on Hindu-Muslim Relationship
By Basudeb Chakraborti
Published by ‘Papyrus’, 2007, Calcutta
Indian Partition Fiction
in English and in English Translation
Sidhwa Omnibus Edition by our OUP (2001)
Sara Suleri Goodyear, Professor of English, Yale University
This welcome and significant collection brings together for the first time four novels by one of Pakistan’s most distinguished authors, Bapsi Sidhwa. On a sociological level, Sidhwa’s work is crucial to an understanding of the cultural complexities of post-Independence Pakistani cultures, and the diaspora they have occasioned. On a literary level, Sidhwa’s novels are constructed with grace and written with an exquisite sense of humour, so that the subtleties of their irony totally dispenses with bombast or grandiloquent claims about “postcolonial history.” Instead, their characters are wrought with an understated delicacy, so that the reader is entranced by the writer’s ability to convey, for example, the appeal of Ayah in Ice Candy Man or the comic warmth of Freddy Junglewalla in The Crow Eaters. No writer has equaled Sidhwa’s capacity to address grim historical realities with both precision and affection: the compassion of her prose remains its most startling and original quality. Sidhwa is certainly one of the finest Anglophone novelists of South Asia; the brilliance of her writing deserves to be honored by the widest possible readership.
“Through her various marginalized marrators and through the experiences of the many marginalized characters in her first three novels, Sidhwa gives voice to hitherto silenced groups of (India and) Pakistan and in so doing tells other versions of her country's history.” ––Aamer Hussein
A Passion for History and for Truth Telling” by Ralph J. Crane