Ice Candy Man Bapsi Sidhwa Essays

  • Bapsi Sidhwa's Essays

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    of Middle Class Women in Bapsi Sidhwa’s Ice-Candy Man During the Catatonic Times of Partition N. Gunasekaran, M.A., M.Phil. and V. Peruvalluthi, Ph.D. ================================================================== Abstract The women characters "subtly but effectively subvert the ingrained elements of patriarchy, privileging female will, choice, strength along with the feminine qualities of compassion and motherhood” in Ice-Candy-man which can undoubtedly be

  • ice candy man Essay

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    A decade after the novel, Bapsi Sidhwa gets her due thanks to the movie. Bapsi Sidhwa has many crackling stories about how she learnt novelists should let directors work in peace. The following is a favourite. "Maybe I shouldn't have written it down," she laughs, "but it is funny and true." Deepa Mehta is shooting a key scene in 1947 -- Earth, based on Sidhwa's novel Cracking India. The writer, who is visiting Delhi from her Houston home to watch the shooting, wonders if a scene could be changed

  • Language Appropriation In South Asian Fiction Essay

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    make the language of the colonizer their own. Similarly Bapsi Sidhwa in the Crow-eaters, Ice Candy Man and An American Brat, relies a good deal on the special effects created by language, mixing between English and her Punjabi-Gujrati-Urdu resources. As for as the stylistic analysis of the novel An American Brat is concerned, a thorough reading of the novel helps the reader to extract the specific elements of language used by Bapsi Sidhwa. She has used irony, parody and slang to create humor. She

  • Literature Essay

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    Chang Gung Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences 4:2 (October 2011), 225-240 Birth of Nations: Representing the Partition of India in Bapsi Sidhwa’s Cracking India Pin-chia Feng  Abstract The partition of the Indian subcontinent in 1947 is an “originary trauma” in which the former British India is arbitrarily and forcefully divided. Many writers of South Asian descent are constantly looking backward at this traumatic experience to explore the relationship between violence and the

  • Distorted Development of Sexual Identity or Psyche: a Portrait of Lenny in Ice-Candy-Man Essay

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    Distorted Development of Sexual Identity or Psyche: A Portrait of Lenny in Ice-Candy-Man As I read the novel Ice-Candy-Man by Bapsi Sidhwa, numerous themes embedded into the piece of literature emerged one by one, and one theme that is pervasive in the novel, spanning throughout its entirety from beginning till the end is Lenny’s development: her initiation into the society’s norms, hierarchies, prejudices, her understanding of the things around her, and most importantly, her discovery of the

  • English Literature Essay

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    shown constantly developing and changing. They are portrayed mostly as round characters, which are initially bound and restrained by the chain of customs and tradition. They are depicted also as possessed by the demons of the social taboos which are man-made and used to control the lives of the women. Writers show that women find themselves on the many horned dilemma while going through such circumstances. They were colonized and declared to be the ‘others’ and silent majority (subalterns). This subaltern

  • Devdas Essay

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    and eventually causes his own demise. Cracking India by Bapsi Sidhwa is another example of dramatic South Asian literature involving a love relationship that is forced to overcome barriers. Cracking India is about the fate of residents living in Lahore during India’s partition. The narrator of the story is a crippled 8-year-old Lenny, who is looked after by her Ayah, Shanta. Shanta has a number of admirers, among which include Ice-Candy-Man and the Masseur who are involved in a love triangle. Characters

  • Shaowlines Essay

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    been well documented in Indo-Anglian fiction in novels like Khushwant Singh's Train to Pakistan (1956), Attia Hosain's Sunlight on a Broken Column (1961), Manohar Malgaonkar's A Bend in the Ganges (1964), Chaman Nahal's Azadi (1975) and Bapsi Sidhwa's Ice-Candy-Man (1988) to mention a few. The denoument of these novels is quite similar, with a stress on vulnerability of human understanding and life, caused by the throes of partition, which divided friends, families, lovers and neighbours. However

  • Rape And Reconciliation Essay

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    Other Face Of Freedom. (A term paper for 20th Century Indian Writing) “Everyone is dead. Butchered. They are all Muslim. There are no young women among the dead! Only two gunny-bags full of women’s breast!” Shouts The Ice-Candy-Man. -The Cranking, A Novel by Bapsi Sidhwa When British India was partitioned into India and Pakistan in 1947, the violence between Hindus, Muslims and Sikhs was enacted upon the bodies of the women of all three communities. Official numbers of abducted women during

  • Parsi Food Essay

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    throughout the world, the largest numbers remaining in Iran and India. There are approximately 21,000 Zarathushtis living in North America. Famous North American Zarathushtis include symphony conductor, Zubin Mehta, and award-winning authors, Bapsi Sidhwa and Rohinton Mistry. Exodus from the homelands Circa 1970s CE Macedonian conquest under Alexander Christ born during the reign of Phraetes IV Last Zarathushti king - Yazdagard III (632-651) Exact year unknown F.M.D. 2