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Agua Set incolonial India against the backdrop of Mahatma Gandhi s rise to power, Water follows the life of eight year old Chuyia, a child bride who is abandoned at a widow s ashram after the demise of her fifty year old husband There, she is forced to live out a life of penitence until death Unwilling to accept her fate, Chuyia becomes a catalyst for change in the lives of the widows When her friend, the beautiful widow prostitute Kalyani, falls in love with a young, upper class Gandhian idealist, the forbidden affair boldly defies Hindu tradition and threatens to undermine the delicate balance of power within the ashram Water offers an examination of the lives of widows in colonial India, but ultimately it is a haunting and lyrical story of love, faith and redemption

10 thoughts on “Agua

  1. Nusrat Mahmood Nusrat Mahmood says:

    I cried thrice while reading this heartbreaking ,heart wrenching piece It gives a picture of Hindu widows and their miserable lives how they are forced to choose a path of self deprivation in their tender ages just go through it read the book and then watch the movie a very good adaption of the book though I am little confuse about the casting of JOHN ABRAHAM as N

  2. Marcy prager Marcy prager says:

    This is a wonderful story, a painful story, of young widows and old widows, who were deserted by their in laws when their husbands died, to live out their lives in an ashram An ashram or a brothel You need to read this book to find out the terrors and injustice that befell widows in India during Colonial times Sati had been outlawed, widows would put themselves on a p

  3. Manjushree’ Manjushree’ says:

    She ceased to exist as a person she was no longer either daughter or daughter in law a widow s head is shaved, her ornaments removed, and she is expected to remain in perpetual morning She is to observe fasts, give up eating hot foods in order to cool her sexual energy, avoid auspicious occasions because she is considered inauspicious for having caused her husband s death

  4. Victoria Victoria says:

    This story is heart wrenchingly sad Life in a widow s ashram in India in 1939 is not a pretty story Rules of the Brahmin caste state widows must go through a life of seclusion and separation if their husbands die They live out their lives in ashrams with shaved heads and white saris white being the colour of mourning Water is the story of a child, who was married off at 6yrs

  5. Hafsa Sabira Hafsa Sabira says:

    Why does something has to happen in a person s life when it doesn t need to happen Is it karma Is it the penance of the sins from the last life These heartwrecking questions are asked again and again in Bapsi Sidhwa s widely recognized novel Water The renowned novel was adapted from Deepa Mehta s controversial movie of the same title The plot is set in 1938, as Gandhi rises to po

  6. Christiane Christiane says:

    This is a shocking novel dealing with the plight of widows in Brahmin culture, exemplified by the child Chuyia who is married to a middle aged widower at the age of six, becomes a widow at eight and is then dumped into a dilapidated ashram to spend the rest of her life in poverty, misery and perpetual mourning for the husband she never knew.Due to bad Karma accumulated during a previ

  7. Raj Raj says:

    These are some of the last words Chuyia hears from anyone familiar to her, as her condition abandons her in an ashram for Hindu widows to spend the rest of her life in renunciation Chuyia, failing to realize her condition upon arrival, enters the ashram innocent and naive, as the elderly widows surround her and one proceeds shave her soft head Watching Chuyia begin to understand her circ

  8. Kelly Kelly says:

    Based on the script Terribly written The movie is in subtitles which qualifies it as a book Read the movie instead.

  9. Rabia Rabia says:

    The book has been started with normal scenery of village and the cheering sound of children Story has been following the 6 7 year old girl name as Chuiya little mouse who was sharp and stubborn girls She played in streets with childern, with dog tun tun The year of 1938 was going on in the era Gandhi was prevailing in Indian society through his follower and the teachings Ghandi has been proven a

  10. Amalie Amalie says:

    This is the novel based on Water , the Canadian film directed and written by Deepa Mehta It is also the third part of Mehta s Elemental Trilogy, preceded by Fire and Earth I really liked all three films but with water, I had to struggle to experience the emotional factor which was lost in the movie due to the bad acting of Lisa Ray and John Abraham However having said that, I still really liked it s

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