Sahar Husain


The novel “The Crow Eaters” by Bapsi Sidhwaand represents  the connections between men and women in a patriarchal society with extreme feministic thoughts. Bapsi Sidhwa is a keen social observer and represents cultural patriarchy. The characters of her husband work out those men exploit women for social, economic, sexual and mental dominance. Man’s coverage zone for girls has been redistricted. Women are placed in a position where she sees the twofold norm of culture in her novel The Crow Eaters. The patriarchy ideology is trapped in her female characters such as Putli, Jarbanoo, Rodabai and Tanya.In her novel "The crow eaters" by Bapsi sidhwa attempts an answer to some queries,by recreating a fictional yet typical story of parsipars family and corresponding social milieu. It's novel of its kind ,as first account of workings of parsi mind,social behavior,value systems and customs. The satirical fiction,mock-epic tone and make fun of major  characters like successful businessman Faredoon umbrella,his equally successful son Billy and mother -in-law,make novel an entertaining piece of literature.

It also traces the attempts of parsis,migrating from the west coast and settling in more respectable climate of North India cities,in the late nineteenth and turn of this century.


How to Cite
Sahar Husain. (2021). THE CROW EATERS BY BAPSI SIDHWAAND. International Bulletin of Theology and Civilization, 1(2), 7-11.