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Ice Candy Man - Bapsi Sidhwa Reviews

Incredible novel

Apr 29, 2017 03:28 PM Read

Bapsi Sidhwa's novel is an incredibly moving account of the partition of India . I love the narration through the point of view of the young Lenny whose innocence is cracked along with her country. I think sidhwa does a terrific job of illustrating the horror that colonialism leaves even in its ...Read More

Very best book

Jan 04, 2017 08:08 PM Read (via Mobile)

Indeed, in the wake of perusing this book, new certainties about the segment unfolded upon me. Biting realities were studded with inventive flight of Lenny. The modest side of the character of Ice sweet man of making Ayah the finesse of whorehouse does not discover wherever in my brain, as the t...Read More

Ice candy man

Dec 18, 2016 07:49 PM Read (via Mobile)

This is a great setack for her and her family. They all love Ayah and want her t be safe. She gets a ew Ayah but she is uable to forget older one. The life remains the static after indepenence except that her mother and aunt join ranks of other women to rescue the kidnapped ladies and send them ...Read More

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Ice Candy Man - Book With Strong Story

Sep 29, 2015 12:20 PM Read

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

Mingle of Laughter and Tragedy

Oct 16, 2010 05:58 PM Read

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

Betrayal of Innocence

May 18, 2006 01:31 PM Read

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 Read

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 Read

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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