Bapsi Sidhwa is the internationally acclaimed, award-winning author of four novels. She is also the editor of the anthology City of Sin and Splendour: Writings on Lahore. Her work has been published in ten countries and has been translated into several languages. Born in Karachi, and brought up in Lahore, Sidhwa now lives in Houston, Texas.
The story of the upheaval of the 1947 partition of India seen through the eyes of a Parsee girl growing up in Lahore. Through her relationships with her Hindu Ayah, the Muslim cook, the Sikh zoo attendant and the ice candy man, she shows how ordinary citizens reacted to the horrific turmoil.