Bapsi Sidhwa’s thought in the bride: Cultural difference between urban and tribal life
Vinod Pankaj Mishra
This work is an analysis of Bapsi Sidhwa’s novel The Bride: Cultural difference between urban and tribal life. Sidhwa has quite appropriately shown Pakistani gender-based class structure. She talks about marginalized and double colonized Pakistani women and presents them as victim of patriarchal culture who faces different national and domestic issues and is expected to suppress her individuality in order to be in harmony with society and culture. Sidhwa in the Bride (entitled the Pakistani Bride in America) writes about the harsh realities faced by people in the Karakoram mountains, she combines her feminist concern with a compulsion to explain culture of Pakistan to audience unfamiliar with that culture. It is this combination that gives the novel its structural weakness but also its perceptive insight.
Vinod Pankaj Mishra. Bapsi Sidhwa’s thought in the bride: Cultural difference between urban and tribal life. International Journal of Academic Research and Development, Volume 3, Issue 6, 2018, Pages 286-288