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The 1947 Partition Of India Is The Backdrop For This Powerful Novel, Narrated By A Precocious Child Who Describes The Brutal Transition With Chilling Veracity Young Lenny Sethi Is Kept Out Of School Because She Suffers From Polio She Spends Her Days With Ayah, Her Beautiful Nanny, Visiting With The Large Group Of Admirers That Ayah Draws It Is In The Company Of These Working Class Characters That Lenny Learns About Religious Differences, Religious Intolerance, And The Blossoming Genocidal Strife On The Eve Of Partition As She Matures, Lenny Begins To Identify The Differences Between The Hindus, Moslems, And Sikhs Engaging In Political Arguments All Around Her Lenny Enjoys A Happy, Privileged Life In Lahore, But The Kidnapping Of Her Beloved Ayah Signals A Dramatic Change Soon Lenny S World Erupts In Religious, Ethnic, And Racial Violence By Turns Hilarious And Heartbreaking, The Domestic Drama Serves As A Microcosm For A Profound Political Upheaval.


10 thoughts on “Cracking India

  1. Seanna Seanna says:

    I d never have read this book if it wasn t for what this idiot did it was a book in the local high school s IB International Baccalaureate curriculum One of the mothers decided it was pornographic and demanded the school remove it from their curriculum So, being the Indian Porn aficionado that I am is there such a thing There must be , I trotted off immediately to the local porn purveyor and picked up a ...


  2. Asghar Abbas Asghar Abbas says:

    Sidhwa is definitely one of my favorite, favorite Pakistani writers She is an inspiration, truly But this is a harrowing and a very grim novel Though it is arguably one of the best, if not the best work, on this theme, it is still bitter to read despite its excellence, or maybe because of it It reveals all the raw wounds that are still fresh, without reflecting much on the healing part, but how do you heal from the wounds you inflicted yourself The hand that had cut your skin and sliced you Sidhwa is definitely one of my favorite, favorite Pakistani writers She is an inspiration, truly But this is a harrowing and a very grim novel Though it is arguably one of the best, if not the best work, on this theme, it...


  3. Anum Shaharyar Anum Shaharyar says:

    There is much disturbing talk India is going to be broken Can one break a country And what happens if they break it where our house is I ask Cousin Rubbish, he says, no one s going to break India It s not made of glass Cracking India also known as Ice Candy Man is one of those novels that 16 year old Anuminterested in North American YA, not that there s anything wrong with reading a particular genre as long as one matures enough to eventually give other genres and author nation There is much disturbing talk India is going to be broken Can one break a country And what happens if they break it where our house is I ask Cousin Rubbish, he says, no one s going to break India It s not made of glass Cracking India also known as Ice Candy Man is one of those novels that 16 year old Anuminterested in North American YA, not that there s anything wrong with reading a particular genre as long as one matures enough to eventually give other genres and author nationalities a chance would never have liked But 24 year old...


  4. Anum Shaharyar Anum Shaharyar says:

    There is much disturbing talk India is going to be broken Can one break a country And what happens if they break it where our house is I ask Cousin Rubbish, he says, no one s going to break India It s not made of glass Ice Candy Man also known as Cracking India is one of those novels that 16 year old Anuminterested in North American YA, not that there s anything wrong with reading a particular genre as long as one matures enough to eventually give other genres and author nation There is much disturbing talk India is going to be broken Can one break a country And what happens if they break it where our house is I ask Cousin Rubbish, he says, no one s going to break India It s not made of glass Ice Candy Man also known as Cracking India is one of those novels that 16 year old Anuminterested in North American YA, not that there s anything wrong with reading a particular genre as long as one matures enough to eventually give other genres and author nationalities a chance would never have liked But 24 year old Anum can very clearly appreciate the importance of reading any and all fiction related to the 1947 partition an event so shocking and traumatic that its repercussions still resonate in the here and now in both Pakistan and India and of course Kashmir, but that is a topic for another day.For those of you who don t exactly know what the partition was, so basically most people who aren t Pakistani or Indian if you are either of these t...


  5. Vaishali Vaishali says:

    Ice Candy Man reminds you of Ann Frank s Diary, only it s based on a tragedy closer home the horrors of communal atrocities during the India Pakistan partition It s a coming of age story of a little Parsee girl, Lenny, who lives in 1947 Lahore in a happy go lucky, protected environment of a child, until political social upheavals of the country change the dynamics of her world Like Ann Frank s Diary, it s an account of a brutal world through the eyes of an innocent, and in that respect, Ice Candy Man reminds you of Ann Frank s Diary, only it s based on a tragedy closer home the horrors of communal atrocities during the India Pakistan partition It s a coming of age story of a little Parsee girl, Lenny, who lives in 1947 Lahore in a happy go lucky, protected envi...


  6. Marcy Marcy says:

    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 aftermath I especially love the contrast that Sidhwa shows between how relations among Indians were before and after partition and clearly points the finger at the British Empire s efforts to divide the c 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 yo...


  7. Suha Suha says:

    contains spoilers I was truly excited to read a book about the partition However, this book was a colossal disappointment Not only is the writing very vague and ambiguous leaving you with a lot of , but I also don t see how this is written from a child s perspective The kind of observations Lenny makes, the very writing and use of difficult words, the actions this innocent child does.I mean, everyone has sex on their mind in this book, even the kids,or less Is Ind...


  8. Jennie Jennie says:

    This book was unsuccessfully challenged in DeLand, Florida, so of course, I went out and read it right way Sidhwa tells the story of the partition of India through the eyes of young Lenny, who is a Parsee girl living in Lahore This book is violent There s talk of rape and sex And oh, the violence I can see why some people would want it banned, but it is noviolent than the actual events were This was a hard book It deals with this period of time with no background information I real This book was unsuccessfully challenged in DeLand, Florida, so of course, I went out and read it right way Sidhwa tells the story of the partition of India through the eyes of young Lenny, who is a Parsee girl living in Lahore This book is violent There s ...


  9. Shinde Shinde says:

    Brutal Honest Raw Visceral etching of human behavior.


  10. Alissa Gundrum Alissa Gundrum says:

    3.25