Cracking India is a novel by author Bapsi Sidhwa. Sidhwa’s novel deals with the partition of “Diasporic Trauma: Ice Candy Man as a Partition Novel”. This page guide for “Ice Candy Man” by Bapsi Sidhwa includes detailed chapter summaries and analysis covering 32 chapters, as well as several more. There’s the Sikh zoo-keeper, the Masseur, the Pathan, strong Imman Din, and Ice -Candy Man, peddling popsicles along with political unrest through the streets.

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There are quite a few evidences to consider Lenny as the portrayal of candt writer herself. Iqbal’s poetry interspersed within the writing was also nice.

As a memoir or in some other nonfiction format it might have been interesting, but as a novel it just doesn’t work. Sidhwa also criticizes the British design, commenting that obtaining their objective to divide India, they favored Hindus over Muslims. I become aware of religious differences. Deepa Mehta’s movie “Earth” is based on this and I can recall the tragic ending even today several years after seeing the movie.

Recommendation I am Pakistani. A hard-hitting novel about the Partition of India, as seen through the eyes of a young girl. And bapi enemy to their enemies. It is almost nonfictional in its unbiased, bleak, unsentimental, unrestrained accounting of that brutal time.

Instead of water they pour fuel on the entire rows of the buildings on both the sides of the street which ignites in an incredible conflagration. He also sees the sack filled with the breasts of Muslim women. The Central Consciousness of the Fictional world: Oct 05, Paige rated it it was amazing. Apr 07, Jennie rated it it was amazing.


Cracking India

She spends her days with Ayah, her beautiful nanny, visiting with the large group of admirers that Ayah draws. The story is told by a young Parsee girl- Lenny.

Blatant humour, subtle jesting, even moments of outright hilarity occur here and there, lending a lighter touch to bapsk otherwise horrifying repetitions of rape, death and kidnapping that dot the narrative. There must beI trotted off immediately to the local porn purveyor and picked up a copy. For this reason, Marianne Wiggins and many others rightly find fault with the narrative voice. It takes place in s Lahore and is narrated by a young girl from an affluent Parsee family.

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Lenny, our protagonist, suffers from polio Pakistan is one of the two countries where children still suffer from Poliomyelitis; literally the rest of the world has managed to eradicate ita disease which affects young children and causes muscle weakness and in some cases paralysis.

Though the experience was one she says, “I would not mab on anyone,” it marks the beginning of her literary fame Sidhwa “Interview” He repents his actions and marries Ayah.

But in any case, it did have some redeeming qualities. And siddhwa, the violence. He always welcomes suggestions so that he can improve and give some more fantastic works for literature and literary readers.

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But most of the works are free from the religious and the communal bias and are written in agony of compassion rather than of the anger. But this candy-like situation vanishes with the breaking of violence of partition and the ice portion becomes visible.

Jul 31, Anushree Thareja rated it really liked it. Barucha, who is a dominant figure of the Parsi community arranges meetings and asks the people to remain neutral as they are minority.


The Muslim majority regions of Punjab and Bengal were divided, with west Punjab and east Bengal forming west and east Pakistan and India in the middle of the two Hassan: The history is written not just in blood, but is lined with broken people and shattered hearts which makes it all the more important not be forgotten.

Lists with This Book. I’ll go back to Bapsi Sidhwa as a treat for myself. A number of writers have tried to draw the picture of partition of in both the lands. These novels examine the inexorable logic of partition as an offshoot of fundamentalism and fanaticism sparked by hardening communal attitudes.

Being written from the curious view point of a child, Ice-Candy-Man is a narrative of discoveries. Help Center Find new research papers in: However, where Ice-Candy-Man lacks is in creating sufficient depth of emotions towards the climax.

And I become aware of religious differences. One reads about the Partition of India and Pakistan as a big event, but this book tells the story from a personal perspective. This is a book about civic turmoil in ‘s Lahore as it transitions from India to Pakistan, from the perspective of a little girl.

When it all comes to a peak no one is safe and everybody feels the traumatic effects of splitting a nation. I give them enemas myself there is no shame in it- I am like their mother you can see how smooth and moist their skin is look at their shining eyes!