Ice-Candy-Man by Bapsi Sidhwa

Set during the tumultuous time of the partition of India in 1947, "Ice-Candy-Man" tells the story of a young girl named Lenny who is growing up in Lahore. Through her innocent perspective, the book explores the religious and political tensions of the time, focusing on the impact of these events on the lives of ordinary people, particularly women. The narrative also explores the dynamics of power and manipulation through the character of Ice-Candy-Man, a charming street vendor who becomes a ruthless mob leader.

The 1636th greatest book of all time


Published
1988
Nationality
Pakistani
Type
Fiction
Pages
276-300
Words
Unknown
Original Language
English

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