Feroza Ginwalla, a pampered, protected 16-year-old Pakistani girl, is sent to America by her parents, who are alarmed by the fundamentalism overtaking Pakistan — and their daughter. Hoping that a few months with her uncle, an MIT grad student, will soften the girl’s rigid thinking, they get more tha..
In her first ever collection of short stories, Bapsi brings to life a whole world of characters that appear and disappear and then reemerge sometimes in her cherished homeland and at others in the far-off new world. However, their stories never appear to leave the threshold of their soil. Ordinary o..
Set in 1938, against the backdrop of Gandhiâs rise to power, Water follows the life of eight-year-old Chuyia, abandoned at a widowâs ashram after the death of her elderly husband. There, she must live in penitence until her death. Unwilling to accept her fate, she becomes a catalyst fo..