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Shvoong Home>Books>Novels & Novellas>Ice Candy Man Review

Ice Candy Man

Book Review   by:vivekchats     Original Author: Bapsi Sidhwa
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Bapsi Sidhwa tells us the entrancing story of the partition of India through the eyes of Lenny, a Parsi girl who lives in Lahore, then known as Paris of the East. She vividly paints the backdrop of Pre Partitioned India, the love and hate relationship between the Hindu and the Muslim communities, and brings to life strong characters who transgress the differences between the two to live in harmony till they are dragged apart by the inevitable partition. Emotions of love, trust and mutual respect between two human beings have very intricately been woven by Lenny and Ayah, her maid servant, the central characters of the novel. The author touches upon gender discrimination a controversial subject which is rampant in third world countries even today. The lively characters narrate the horrors of partition with eloquent finesse. It climaxes with the triumph over tragedy in the rescue of a condemned woman from a lifetime of exploitation and redemption of her honour. This is a brilliant work which will strike an enduring chord in your heart. Ice Candy Man has been filmed as a movie "Earth 1947" by Deepa Mehta which is a must see.
Published: February 07, 2008   
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