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Their Language of Love I did not know it was a collection of short stories I am prejudiced in that a very few great authors make really great short stories And Bapsi Sidhwa I had heard about her controversial, Ice Candy Man, that went on to become a movie by Deepa Mehta, controversial too or too controversial D The first story The Gentlemanly war was a bit dragging too, and I was almost going to shelf it under my incomplete reads But then, towards the trail end, it turned out to be nice, Breaking it u I did not know it was a collection of short stories I am prejudiced in that a very few great authors make really great short stories And Bapsi Sidhwa I had heard about her controversial, Ice Candy Man, that went on to become a movie by Deepa Mehta, controversial too or too controversial D The first story The Gentlemanly war was a bit dragging too, and I was almost going to shelf it under my incomplete reads But then, towards the trail end, it turned out to be nice, Breaking it up , made it a lotinteresting, and I just couldn t put the book down.Simple plots, simple style, simply loved reading it I especially loved Sehra bai, about the mother daughter bind My first of Sidhwa and not bad at all The stories fit perfectly together like puzzle pieces as shown in the cover , even though I felt that The Trouble Easers hardly belonged in a collection like this It has to be my favorite of all stories in this collection beautiful, poignant, meaningful Where others were slightly bold and daring, this one story exemplifies simplicity of both language and thought.Anyway, this book must not be mistaken for a cultural depiction of Pakistan for Sidhwa deals My first of Sidhwa and not bad at all The stories fit perfectly together like puzzle pieces as shown in the cover , even though I felt that The Trouble Easers hardly belonged in a collection like this It has to be my favorite of all stories in this collection beautiful, poignant, meaningful Where others were slightly bold and daring, this one story exemplifies simplicity of both language and thought.Anyway, this book must not be mistaken for a cultural depiction of Pakistan for Sidhwa deals mostly with non Muslim or Parsee characters, people who are only a small fragment compared to the Muslim community here But in one way this is good for there is an element of unfamiliarity even for the Pakistani reader who gets the opportunity to see life lived by people, though in the same country, but with different values and beliefs We have stories about the proverbial generation gap , stories concerning the dynamics involved in a mother daughter relationship, stories reminiscing the ravages of the 1947 Partition, and even post Partition stories A good read, though slightly bold and explicit at times, and it isso felt because one expects that being a Pakistani writer, albeit a non Muslim, the conservatism of our culture would seep through in her writing and which invariably doesn t Anyway, I liked this book and am looking forward to readingof her I wish I could say something about this Its a collection of short stories which unfortunately couldn t get me in, for those who are avid fiction and story readers might love this, but i am a bit disappointed except for few stories Still i will give it a 3 Recently I read the book THEIR LANGUAGE OF LOVE Penguin Viking by Bapsi Sidhwa BS BS is one of the finest Pakisthani writer settled in the US Stories by BS usually details THE TRAUMA AND EXPERIENCES of people particularly Parsees affected by the Partition in the sub continent One of her novels have been made into a film EARTH directed by Deepa Mehta and features Nandita Das and Amir Khan.A melange of short stories comprises Their Love of Love While reading the book, I was being remi Recently I read the book THEIR LANGUAGE OF LOVE Penguin Viking by Bapsi Sidhwa BS BS is one of the finest Pakisthani writer settled in the US Stories by BS usually details THE TRAUMA AND EXPERIENCES of people particularly Parsees affected by the Partition in the sub continent One of her novels have been made into a film EARTH directed by Deepa Mehta and features Nandita Das and Amir Khan.A melange of short stories comprises Their Love of Love While reading the book, I was being reminded of Jhumpa Lahiri s Pulitzer prize winning anthology of short stories INTERPRETER OF MALADIES This one by BS matches Jhumpa s Interpreter in terms of tenor and depth and that of the immigrant s experiences BS has a way with words A sample The vulnerability of mothers, daughters, grand daughters, and their metamorphosis into possessions living objects on whose soft bodies victors and losers alike vent their wrath, enact fantastic vendettas, celebrate victory All history, all these fears, all probabilities and injustices coalesce in Amma ji s terrible face and impart a dimension of tragedy that alchemizes the melodrama There are eight stories in this collection The experiences of a family against the backdrop of an ensuing Indo Pak war a Pakisthani Parsee mother s encounter with culture shock when she visits US to meet her daughter s prospective American bridegroom the intermingling of Parsee and Islamic belief in the invocation of certain divinely icons the commonalities in the extremism of the Sikhs, Muslims and Hindus a newly married Gujrati bride has a taste of Americana when she visits the promised land to live with her techie husband a daughter comes to terms with her once beautiful mother Sehra Bai who became cantankerous in her illness ridden old age and discovers secrets about her father and the relationship between her parents The subject of the stories span a wide gamut and provides quite a treat to the readers A nice read An amazing collection of short stories of Pakistan and India before and after the partition It includes different cultures and religions and the silent harmony and loud conflicts among them. I am not normally a fan of short stories I like thick, fat novels But, after attending the Lahore Literary Festival earlier this year and attending Bapsi Sidhwa s talk, I was motivated to pick up her latest book And it turned to be such a pleasant surprise It s an insight into a magical era of Pakistan which we didn t see but her rich characters and description allow you a sneak peak into an another time Funny and touching,and sometimes sad, the stories were a pleasure to read. A Wife Worries For Her Familys Survival During The IndoPak War A Mother Is Horrified When She Learns That Her Daughter Wants To Marry Her American Boyfriend An American Housewife Living In Lahore Has A Tempestuous Affair With A Pakistani Minister An Aged Matriarch Travels To The USA To Discover She Must Confront A Traumatic Memory From Her PastFinely Nuanced, And Laced With Sidhwas Sharply Comic Observations, This Is A Stellar Collection Of Tales From One Of The Subcontinents Most Important And Beloved Writers Some storis I really enjoyed Some wer meh.But enjoyable nonetheless. group of short stories around the themes that are close to Sidhwa s heart one time reading material not too great either Excellent


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