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Dhawan, R. K., and Novy Kapadia, editors. The Novels of Bapsi Sidhwa. New Delhi: Prestige, 1996, 300 p.

Dhawan and Kapadia present a collection of essays by various authors on Sidhwa's novels The Crow Eaters, The Bride, Ice-Candy-Man (Cracking India), and An American Brat.

Ryan, Richard. “India in an Evil Hour.” Washington Post Book World 21, no. 47 (24 November 1991): 10.

Ryan praises Cracking India as a remarkable and mysterious novel by a gifted writer.

Zaman, Niaz. “Images of Purdah in Bapsi Sidhwa's Novels.” In Margins of Erasure: Purdah in the Subcontinental Novel in English, edited by Jasbir Jain and Amina Amin, pp. 156-73. New Delhi: Sterling Publishers, 1995.

Zaman discusses representations of women in Pakistani Muslim society in Sidhwa's novels.

Additional coverage of Sidhwa's life and career is contained in the following sources published by the Gale Group: Contemporary Authors, Vol. 108; Contemporary Authors New Revision Series, Vols. 25, 57; Contemporary Novelists, Ed. 7; Feminist Writers; and Literature Resource Center.

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