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The Pakistani Bride

The Pakistani Bride

Bapsi Sidhwa
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Sidhwa Bapsi
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Zaitoon, an orphan, is adopted by Qasim, who has left the isolated hill town where he was born and made a home for the two of them in the glittering, decadent city of Lahore. As the years pass Qasim makes a fortune but grows increasingly nostalgic about his life in the mountains. Impulsively, he promises Zaitoon in marriage to a man of his tribe. But for Zaitoon, giving up the civilized city life she remembers to become the bride of this hard, inscrutable husband proves traumatic to the point where she decides to run away, though she knows that by the tribal code the punishment for such an act is death. This is a The Pakistani Bride novel on women, tribals and contemporary politics.

Imprint: India Penguin

Published: Oct/2000

ISBN: 9780140148114

Length : 248 Pages

MRP : ₹299.00

The Pakistani Bride

Bapsi Sidhwa
,
Sidhwa Bapsi

Zaitoon, an orphan, is adopted by Qasim, who has left the isolated hill town where he was born and made a home for the two of them in the glittering, decadent city of Lahore. As the years pass Qasim makes a fortune but grows increasingly nostalgic about his life in the mountains. Impulsively, he promises Zaitoon in marriage to a man of his tribe. But for Zaitoon, giving up the civilized city life she remembers to become the bride of this hard, inscrutable husband proves traumatic to the point where she decides to run away, though she knows that by the tribal code the punishment for such an act is death. This is a The Pakistani Bride novel on women, tribals and contemporary politics.

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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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