Sidhwa, Bapsi

About Bapsi Sidhwa

Biography (University of Minnesota)

Biography (Jrank)



Couto, Maria. "In Divided Times." TLS, no. 4435, 1988

Hashmi, Alamgir. "The Bride." World Literature Today, vol. 58, no. 4, 1984

Hashmi, Alamgir. "The Crow Eaters by Bapsi Sidhwa." WLWE, vol. 20, no. 2, 1981



Bruschi, Isabella. "Making Up with Painful History. The Partition of India in Bapsi Sidhwa's Work." Journal of Commonwealth Literature, vol. 43, no. 3, Sep. 2008

Montenegro, David. "Bapsi Sidhwa: An Interview." Massachusetts Review, vol. 31, no. 4, 1990



Morton, Stephen. "Postcolonial Refugees, Displacement, Dispossession and Economies of Abandonment in the Capitalist World System." The Bloomsbury Introduction to Postcolonial Writing, Ramone (ed.), 2018

Rajiva, Jay. Postcolonial Parabola, 2017

Rind, Ume Kulsoom, et al. "Unveiling Women Power: A Feminist Study of Bapsi Sidhwa's Ice Candy Man." International Research Journal of Art & Humanities, vol. 45, no. 45, 2017

Khan, Sobia. "Transnational Feminism in Sidhwa's Cracking India." Emerging South Asian Women Writers, Jussawalla and Weagel (eds.), 2016

Dora-Laskey, Prathim-Maya. "Bodies as Borderwork: From Cartographic Distance to Cosmopolitan Concern in Bapsi Sidhwa's Ice Candy Man and Amitav Ghosh's The Shadow Lines." South Asian Review, vol. 36, no. 3, 2015

Chambers, Claire. "'The Heart, Stomach and Backbone of Pakistan': Lahore in Novels by Bapsi Sidhwa and Mohsin Hamid." South Asian Diaspora, vol. 6, no. 2, 2014

Ahmad, Iesar. "English Language and Postcolonial Burden." Journal of Social Sciences & Humanities, vol. 19, no. 1, 2011

Mercanti, Stefano. "Displacing Androcracy: Cosmopolitan Partnerships in Bapsi Sidhwa's Water." Cosmopolitan Civil Societies, vol. 3, no. 3, 2011

Mirza, Maryam. "Female Relationships across Class Boundaries." Sri Lanka Journal of the Humanities, vol. 36, no. 1/2, 2010

Victor, Divya. "Another('s) Way of Knowing: Memory, Testimony, and Subjectivity in Bapsi Sidhwa's Defend Yourself against Me." Journal of Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies, vol. 16, no. 1, 2009

Singh, Rashna B. "Traversing Diacritical Space." Journal of Commonwealth Literature, vol. 43, no. 2, 2008

Pestonji, Meher. "Troubled Times Test the Writer." Journal of Postcolonial Writing, vol. 43, no. 2, 2007

Godiwala, Dimple. "Kali: Providing a Forum for British-Asian Women Playwrights." Studies in Theatre & Performance, vol. 26, no. 1, 2006

Kapadia, Novy. "Partition and the Parsi Novel." Creative Forum, vol. 18, no. 1, 2005

Kain, Geoffry. "Rupture as Continuity: Migrant Identity and 'Unsettled' Perspective in Bapsi Sidhwa's An American Brat." Asian American Literature in the International Context, Davis and Ludwig (eds.), 2002

Bharat, Meenakshi. "Gender and Beyond." World Literature Written in English, vol. 37, no. 1-2, 1998

Bharucha, Nilufer E. "From behind a Fine Veil." Indian Literature, vol. 39, no. 5, 1996

Allen, Diane S. "Reading the Body Politic in Bapsi Sidhwa's Novels: The Crow EatersIce Candy Man and An American Brat." South Asian Review, vol. 18, no. 15, 1994

Mann, Harveen Sachdev. "Cracking India: Minority Women Writers and the Contentious Margins of Indian Nationalist Discourse." Journal of Commonwealth Literature, vol. 29, no. 2, 1994




Ice-Candy Man (2016)

The Pakistan Bride (2008)

City of Sin and Splendour (2006)

Water (2006)

An American Brat (1993)

Cracking India (1991)

The Crow Eaters (1982)


Essays/Articles/Non-Ficton/Short Stories

"Sense of the City: Lahore." BBC, 2003

"A Puff of Air." Weber, vol. 15, no. 1, 1998



Deb, Paromita. "'Cracking' Nations/Notions." The Child in World Cinema, 2018

Neutill, Rani. "Bending Bodies, Borders and Desires in Bapsi Sidhwa's Cracking India and Deepa Mehta's Earth." South Asian Popular Culture, vol. 8, no. 1, 2010

Bent, Eliza. "Keeping the Faith." American Theatre, vol. 24, no. 3, 2007

Whitehead, Andrew. "1947 Earth: Story as History." South Asian Cinema, no. 5-6, 2004

Sidhwa, Bapsi. "Watching My Novel Become Her Film." The New York Times, vol. 148, no. 51636, 1999


Audio and Audiovisual Material

Bapsi Sidhwa Interview. Vimeo, 2011

Bapsi Sidhwa Interview. YouTube, 12 Nov. 2009

Bapsi Sidhwa in Conversation with Dr. Amineh Hoti of Cambridge University. YouTube, 28 Feb. 2009