International Journal of
English and Literature

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. English Lit.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2626
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJEL
  • Start Year: 2010
  • Published Articles: 263

Article in Press

Postcolonial Perspective in Ice-Candy-Man

Ms Bhavisha Shah

  •  Received: 05 March 2020
  •  Accepted: 17 April 2020
Bapsi Sidhwa’s Ice-Candy-Man is a candid examination of the changing socio-political realities of the Indian sub-continent just before the partition. The central theme of the narrative is communal strife, individual identity, territorial carvings, and political savagery. It presents the Parsi Pakistani perspective of partition and the Parsi dilemma of retaining allegiance to political masters. Bapsi Sidhwa’s novel informs the reader that one should learn lessons from history. The narrator of the novel, Lenny is an eight-year-old polio stricken girl child. She is an innocent Parsi, who examines the consequences of partition, dispersion, and fragmentation. Her imagination maps different landscapes. Bapsi Sidhwa rejects any communal perspective. Ice-Candy-Man depicts the abduction of Ayah, communal strife, partition, and violence witnessed by an innocent girl Lenny

Keywords: Territorial dispersion, fragmentation, communal strife, violence