Bapsi Sidhwa On Growing Up In Pakistan, Writing And The Future Of The Parsi Community

I have admired Bapsi Sidhwa for a long time. One of the doyennes of South Asian literature, she is perhaps best known for Ice Candy Man (also known as Cracking India) which was later adapted into the film Earth by Deepa Mehta. Other notable novels by her include The Crow Eaters and The Bride. I have always been fascinated by the multiple identities that Sidhwa seems to juggle – Parsi, Pakistani, migrant, woman, writer. I wrote to her a while back, and to my surprise, she answered with nuggets about her life in Pakistan, being a Parsi and her struggles and successes in writing.

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