[[ download books ]] [ [ [ Water: A Novel Based on the Film by Deepa Mehta [ WATER: A NOVEL BASED ON THE FILM BY DEEPA MEHTA ] By Sidhwa, Bapsi ( Author )Mar-29-2006 PaperbackAuthor sidhwa-bapsi – Bilb-weil.de

A wonderful look into a culture and its traditions Warmly written, with colorful depictions of life. The suject matter was difficult to behold I tracked this book down following a recommendation from a friend It is a great story, hard to believe at times that it is set in the 20th Century, but I did feel that it lacked depth It was quite obvious that it was based on a film rather than the other way around The story is simple, but heartbreaking, not an easy read, but quite rewarding. This is a shocking novel dealing with the plight of widows in Brahmin culture, exemplified by the child Chuyia who is married to a middle aged widower at the age of six, becomes a widow at eight and is then dumped into a dilapidated ashram to spend the rest of her life in poverty, misery and perpetual mourning for the husband she never knew.Due to bad Karma accumulated during a previous sinful life a widow is responsible for the death of her husband and can only atone for this by being disowned by her family and in laws, shaving her head, living at near starvation level, wrapping herself in a piece of unstitched, of course white cloth, wearing no ornaments, sleeping on the floor, begging, ceasing to exist as a person, not even thinking of remarriage, regretting her continued existence and remaining celibate which doesn t stop the head widow in the ashram from forcing the prettier widows into prostitution The saddest thing is that there seems to be no female solidarity in that society whatsoever, not even among the widows themselves.The child Chuyia enters the ashram without any preconceived notions and her innocent questions reveal the absurdity of the tradition, as when she asks Where is the house for the men widows and the women are aghast at the thought that a fate as horrible as theirs should befall a man.Widowers, of course, are in no way responsible for the death of their wives, and old men may happily marry young children, as the holy texts say that Brahmins can sleep with whomever they want including sinful, inauspicious and polluted widows and the women they sleep with are blessed Didn t Krishna marry 8.000 women and take up with any of the milkmaids that took his fleeting fancy Unfortunately, Bapsi Sidhwa s writing is not up to her usual standard, maybe because she wrote the novel based on a film or maybe because of deadline pressure.The love story between Kalyani and Narayan is contrived and melodramatic. yahh its a superb novel i love it it explains the struggles of women under by the chidhood marriage Everything was good I saw Deepa Mehta s movie by the same title, years ago I found it to be a deeply moving film I loved the book, which is very close to the movie, just as much The storyline is interesting but also troubling, and the characters represent all that is good, and all that is bad, in humans The book also offers a fascinating and horrifying glimpse into India s history and culture. Well made worth every penny LOVE IT. I loved this book Not only did it provide insite into another culture, but the characters really make you care about them It is actually quite a sad story, not a light hearted read, but all the same worth the effort It is actually based on a movie, a bit backwards since ususally the movie is based on the book, and it is now my mission to find the dvd I thought that it was fascinating to discover a different side to the Indian culture There is also a glossary of terms used throughout the book, which I thought was great because it gave the book an interesting perspective which went hand in hand with it s openness about cultural traditions in that part of the world A great read Amazing ePub, [ [ [ Water: A Novel Based on the Film by Deepa Mehta [ WATER: A NOVEL BASED ON THE FILM BY DEEPA MEHTA ] By Sidhwa, Bapsi ( Author )Mar 29 2006 Paperback Author sidhwa bapsi This is very good and becomes the main topic to read, the readers are very takjup and always take inspiration from the contents of the book [ [ [ Water: A Novel Based on the Film by Deepa Mehta [ WATER: A NOVEL BASED ON THE FILM BY DEEPA MEHTA ] By Sidhwa, Bapsi ( Author )Mar 29 2006 Paperback, essay by sidhwa bapsi Is now on our website and you can download it by register what are you waiting for? Please read and make a refission for you