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Ice Candy Man - Book With Strong Story

Sep 29, 2015 12:20 PM 1307 Views

Such an incredible story. Personally, I have read and previously studied India's history but this book gave me an insider’s point of view. I learnt a lot of things that I didn't know before. I loved seeing how Lenny's innocence and her obliviousness to the world and its problems fade away alm...Read More


Islamabad, Pakistan, India

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Ice candy man: Female supression

Nov 15, 2012 12:53 PM 33614 Views

Ice Candy Man presents violation of human rights and pathetic conditions during the partition of Subcontinent in 1947. Through the character of Lenny, Bapsi Sidhwa gives the details of how the political changes affect the citizens of India. The novel realistically represents the exploitation and...Read More


islamabad, Pakistan

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Mingle of Laughter and Tragedy

Oct 16, 2010 05:58 PM 5939 Views

Well, after reading this book, new facts about the partition dawned upon me. Bitter facts were studded with imaginative flight of Lenny. The lowly side of the character of Ice candy man of making Ayah the grace of brothel does not find any place in my mind, as the then culture of Muslims would n...Read More

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Betrayal of Innocence

May 18, 2006 01:31 PM 8352 Views

In Ice-Candy Man, Lenny, the daughter of a well-to-do jobholder is the narrative persona. Her narration starts in her fifth year and ends after her eighth birthday. . Rahel and Estha and Lenny, who are precocious, the ''sensitiveness of a snail.'' Lenny of Ice-Candy Man recalls her first conscio...Read More

Barbarism@partition of India

Sep 20, 2005 05:04 PM 8513 Views

After having talked at great lengths about the confluence of history and fiction in my earlier essays I am not going to talk too much about the theme here, but all I want to say at the offset is that the book today I am going to talk about attempts exactly the same albeit with a different treatm...Read More

Ice-Candy man -- a love story or a partition nove

Apr 07, 2003 10:44 AM 23820 Views

The Iceman speaketh?. I roam in the city as the Ice-Candy wallah, with an icebox of sweet ice candies. Hounded by little children and their mothers, I bring a little cool relief in the hot summer. The business is good when the day is hot, but I try to save a few for a sweet little child, who is ...Read More

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