"Deepa Mehta [...] deals very insightfully [in Heaven on Earth] with marriage and Indian female subjectivities, 'at home' or in the diaspora, in relation to their family relations, communities and the status of woman. A diasporan, Mehta daringly approaches the theme of 'homeland' and women who come from the subcontinent in the context of domestic violence."
-- Iulia Răşcanu
Răşcanu, Iulia. "Young Brides and Non-Resident Indians: Re-Interpreting the East/West; A Sad Story of 'Home' and 'Back Home' in Heaven on Earth, by Deepa Mehta." East-West Cultural Passage, no. 1 (2014). (p. 225)