Book Name: Ice Candy Man
Author Name: Bapsi Sidhwa
Now this book’s title seems strange and incongruous. It’s barely anything connected to partition. Isn’t that? But it’s about the Partition period.
Yet the writer also covers other subjects including female objectification and child sexuality.
Bapsi is a Pakistani writer. She ‘s based in Texas, USA.
The story is told from a girl’s viewpoint. It’s a poignant account of Hindu-Muslim conflicts, riots, child violence, and massacres.
The primary protagonist is Lenny Sethi. She’s parseeing. She’s only 4 years old when she tells the story and dies four years later.
The story also contains other colorful actors like Ayah, Sikh Zoo attendant, etc. She explains various feelings associated with Partition through them.
It’s brilliant narrative. Often it’s intense, but humorous. So read it!