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Their Language of Love A wife worries for her familys survival during the 1965 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

About the Author: Bapsi Sidhwa

Bapsi Sidhwa is Pakistan's leading diasporic writer She has produced four novels in English that reflect her personal experience of the Indian subcontinent's Partition abuse against women immigration to the US and membership in the ParsiZoroastrian community Born on August 11 1938 in Karachi in what is now Pakistan and migrating shortly thereafter to Lahore Bapsi Sidhwa witnessed the blo

10 thoughts on “Their Language of Love

  1. says:

    This is a collection of eight short stories by Bapsi SidhwaOne is lifted straight from her novelAn American BratIn thisayoung Parsi girl wants to marry an American Jewto the consternation of her motherAnother one is about the 1965 Indo Pak warwhich Sidhwa curiously describes as a gentlemanly warStill another deals with an American woman coming to Pakistanand having an affairwhich nearly ends in

  2. says:

    The stories in Their Language of Love are rich and languid told in a fashion that is engulfed in an affluent and graceful historic aura Bapsi Sidhwa’s work is not new to me but I fall in love with her writing even every time I read her Her short stories are as much witty and sarcastic vivid yet baffling as her novels She portrays her characters as people you would meet in your everyday life and yet

  3. says:

    This was a strange reading experience for me The first half of the book didn’t really grab my attention I was thinking that “eh these stories are ok not her best work” and so on In the first half I enjoyed the backdrop and political set up of the stories than the actual plot but the last two stories Sehra Bai and Defend Yourself Against Me invoked a lot of emotion in me Those are ones that I will rememb

  4. says:

    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 n

  5. says:

    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??? DThe 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

  6. says:

    I read this in just a couple of days while commutingI am used to the way Bapsi writes but these short stories definitely kept me entertained Fiction work but based on a real timeline it takes you through the historic journey of pre partition and after partition of India and Pakistan Pick it up its an easy read and you will enjoy it if you are interested in history

  7. says:

    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

  8. says:

    For starters i have no idea what the hell the whole book was aboutIt had eight short storiesThe first two centred around Zareen and her familyThe first one being set in an Indo Pak war with the dilemmas of the family that was always in the brink of a bomb threat Zareen’s husband called this a gentlemanly war a couple of times and viola its the title i mean what??? The second one struck a cord in me because I could literally visualise it and the ti

  9. says:

    I usually do not read short stories but I am such a fan of Bapsi Sidhwa that I did read her short story collection Very well done and centering on her usual Punjabi characters

  10. says:

    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 KhanA melange of short stories comprises ‘Their Love of Love’ While reading the

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