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The Crow Eaters

The Crow Eaters

Bapsi Sidhwa
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Sidhwa Bapsi
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Faredoon (Freddie) Junglewalla is either the jewel of the Parsi community or a murdering scoundrel. Freddies mother-in-law, Jerbanoo, thinks he is planning to do away with her, but Freddie has always been a pragmatist: if the old woman were to die (be murdered?) the body would have to be placed on the open-roofed Towers of Silence, in keeping with custom, and that would never do. Insurance fraud and arson, however, are well within Freddies repertoire???in fact he thinks he has invented the idea, so advanced is it for India, in 1901. As his skills grow he becomes a man of consequence among the Parsis, with people travelling thousands of miles to see him in Lahore, especially if they wish to escape tight spots they have got themselves into.
In this wickedly comic novel, the celebrated author of Ice-Candy Man takes us into the heart of the Parsi community, portraying its varied customs and traits with contagious humour.

Imprint: India Penguin

Published: Oct/2000

ISBN: 9780140148121

Length : 284 Pages

MRP : ₹299.00

The Crow Eaters

Bapsi Sidhwa
,
Sidhwa Bapsi

Faredoon (Freddie) Junglewalla is either the jewel of the Parsi community or a murdering scoundrel. Freddies mother-in-law, Jerbanoo, thinks he is planning to do away with her, but Freddie has always been a pragmatist: if the old woman were to die (be murdered?) the body would have to be placed on the open-roofed Towers of Silence, in keeping with custom, and that would never do. Insurance fraud and arson, however, are well within Freddies repertoire???in fact he thinks he has invented the idea, so advanced is it for India, in 1901. As his skills grow he becomes a man of consequence among the Parsis, with people travelling thousands of miles to see him in Lahore, especially if they wish to escape tight spots they have got themselves into.
In this wickedly comic novel, the celebrated author of Ice-Candy Man takes us into the heart of the Parsi community, portraying its varied customs and traits with contagious humour.

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Bapsi Sidhwa

Bapsi Sidhwa is an internationally acclaimed author. Raised in Lahore, Pakistan, she now lives in Houston, Texas. She has written five novels --- Ice - Candy -Man, The Pakistani Bride, The crow Eaters, An American Brat, and Water -- which have been translated and published in several languages. She has edited the anthology City of Sin and Splendour: Writings on Lahore which was published in 2006. Among her many honours Sidhwa received the Bunting Fellowship at Radcliffe/ Harvad, the Lila Wallace - Reader's Digest Writer's Award,the Sitara -i- Imtiaz, Pakistan's higest national honour in the arts, and the LIBeraturepreis in Germany and the 2007 Primo Mondello Award in Italy.

Sidhwa Bapsi

Bapsi Sidhwa is the internationally acclaimed, award-winning author of four novels. She is also the editor of the anthology City of Sin and Splendour: Writings on Lahore.
Her work has been published in ten countries and has been translated into several languages. Born in Karachi, and brought up in Lahore, Sidhwa now lives in Houston, Texas.

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