[Epub] ↠ Water Author Bapsi Sidhwa – Lucywhitedrycleaners.co.uk

Water Set In 1938 Colonial India Against The Backdrop Of Mahatma Gandhi S Rise To Power, Water Follows The Life Of Eight Year Old Chuyia, A Child Bride Who Is Abandoned At A Widow S Ashram After The Demise Of Her Fifty Year Old Husband There, She Is Forced To Live Out A Life Of Penitence Until Death Unwilling To Accept Her Fate, Chuyia Becomes A Catalyst For Change In The Lives Of The Widows When Her Friend, The Beautiful Widow Prostitute Kalyani, Falls In Love With A Young, Upper Class Gandhian Idealist, The Forbidden Affair Boldly Defies Hindu Tradition And Threatens To Undermine The Delicate Balance Of Power Within The Ashram Water Offers An Examination Of The Lives Of Widows In Colonial India, But Ultimately It Is A Haunting And Lyrical Story Of Love, Faith And Redemption. This is the novel based on Water , the Canadian film directed and written by Deepa Mehta It is also the third part of Mehta s Elemental Trilogy, preceded by Fire and Earth I really liked all three films but with water, I had to struggle to experience the emotional factor which was lost in the movie due to the bad acting of Lisa Ray and John Abraham However having said that, I still really liked it so I grabbed the book the first time I saw it and hoped I ll be able to find those emotions in the book, and I did to a certain extend and I felt the author had done a wonderful job with editing this into a novel The story is set during the period of the British Indian Empire in the year 1938, when India was still under colonial rule by the British It follows the life of eight year old Chuyia, a child bride, abandoned at a widow s ashram after the death of her elderly husband There, she must live among other Hindu widows to spend the rest of her life in renunciation Unwilling to accept her fate, she becomes a catalyst for change in the widows s lives.She befriend Kalyani, a young beautiful widow prostitute, who will eventually falls in love with a young, upper class Brahmin Gandhian idealist, the forbidden affair boldly defies Hindu tradition and threatens to undermine the ashram s balance of power.What I find really amazing is the symbolism of water in this tale which is incredible You could really specify that it was in terms to purify the characters and wash away negativities th I cried thrice while reading this heartbreaking ,heart wrenching piece It gives a picture of Hindu widows and their miserable lives how they are forced to choose a path of self deprivation in their tender ages just go through it read the book and then watch the movie a very good adaption of the book though I am little confuse about the casting of JOHN ABRAHAM as Narayan I swear after reading the book if anyone listen to the songs of the movie This is a wonderful story, a painful story, of young widows and old widows, who were deserted by their in laws when their husbands died, to live out their lives in an ashram An ashram or a brothel You need to read this book to find out the terrors and injustice that befell widows in India during Colonial times Sati had been outlawed, widows would put themselves on a pyre of fire and die for their husbands , but terrible injustices prevai She ceased to exist as a person she was no longer either daughter or daughter in law a widow s head is shaved, her ornaments removed, and she is expected to remain in perpetual morning She is to observe fasts, give up eating hot foods in order to cool her sexual energy, avoid auspicious occasions because she is considered inauspicious for having caused her husband s death , and to remain celibate, devout and loyal to her husband s memory This is my first book by an Indian author and I loved it However, this is a heartbreaking story Bapsi managed to give readers glimpses of the Brahmin religious views and how widows, and even women, were in some places still are unjustly treated in India unworthy of anything humane Forcing a young child into marriage often to men who are old enough to be her grandfather , belittling her worth and purpose in life to simply satisfying the

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