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Author: Bapsi Sidhwa
Publisher: Penguin
Year: 1989
Language: English
Pages: 277
ISBN/UPC (if available): 0140117679


Few novels have caught the turmoil of the Indian subcontinent during partition with such immediacy, such wit and tragic power. Bapsi's novel is an intimate glimpse into events as they tear apart the world of Lenny, a young parsee girl growing up in the pungent busybodying city of Lahore.

Ice-Candy-Man now filmed as 1947, is a major motion picture by Deepa Mehta.


This work deserves to be ranked amongst the most authentic and best book on the partition of India. -- Khushwant Singh

Bapsi Sidhwa's capacity for bringing an assortment of characters vividly to life is enviable. She has given us in Ice-Candy-Man a memorable book, one that confirms her reputation as Pakistan's finest English language novelist. --The New York Times Book Review

Sidhwa has told a sweet and amusing tale filled with the worst atrocities imaginable; she has concocted a girlishly romantic love story which is driven by the most militant feminism; above all, she turned her gaze upon the domestic comedy of a Pakistani family in the 1940s and somehow managed to evoke the great political upheavals of the age. -- The Washington Post