Bapsi Sidhwa's Ice-Candy-Man: A Feminist Artefact

Wagbmode, Shri S. T.
December 2011
Golden Research Thoughts;Dec2011, Vol. 1 Issue 6, Special section p1
Academic Journal
Bapsi Sidhwa, a twentieth century Pakistani Parsee woman, like Khushwant Singh and Chaman Nahal, has recaptured the pulse of historic past of the partition days in her novel Ice-Candy- Man. (1988) The novel covers some of the years of the pre-partition period during which the human consciousness was tossed across some barriers like religion and hatred in human life. Religion had become, once again, a source of strife, struggle and separation for existence. Unfortunately, for centuries, the word religion with its true spirit has not been properly understood by the humankind. One wonders to find out the. evaporation of its essence and its ugly residue disturbing human relations. This paper attempts to focus the human experiences with the special emphasis on the dynamics of man-woman relationship in this novel.


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