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Pakistan Academy of Letters. She also was by Germany with the Literaturepreis for Ice-Candy-Man (Cracking India) in 1991. She has been inducted into the Zoroastrian Hall of Fame during the millennium celebrations in Houston. She has been a judge during many literary awards programmes.
290 Some of her mentionable works are: The Crow Eaters: St. Martin's Press - 1982 The Bride: St. Martin's Press - 1983 Cracking India: Milkweed Editions 1991 also known as Ice-Candy Man An American Brat: Milkweed Editions 1993 COMMENTARY OF ICE-CANDY MAN: Ice candy man is a powerful and dramatic novel that has surely impressed many readers. Using her own childhood memories, Bapsi has given the novel further depth and resonance making it a novel worth reading. The novel Ice-candy man has dealt with the partition of India in the most remarkable manner. 'Ice-candy man' describes the events of the riots and massacres of 1947 through the eyes of the Parsee's. Up till now, most accounts of the partition have been retold by the Muslims and Hindus who were involved in it. Bapsi puts the subject in a whole new perspective. The story centers on Lenny, an eight year old, and her world that ends at the Mozang Chungi and the 'distant canal' in Lahore. She is a sharp and extremely curious girl who is always on the move. Whether going out for walks with her beautiful young Ayah or just visiting her various Aunties and Uncles on the Jail Road, she seeks adventure and interesting companionship.
291 Bapsi has created many characters in this story, each having unique qualities and each so rich in hilarious and accurate detail, so alive and active, that long after one has closed the book, they contrive to perform their extraordinary and wonderful feats before our eyes. Ayah is a very popular character in the story. She is a human magnet, attracting men with her charm where ever she goes. They worship her, bringing her gifts of all sorts to please her. Her long list of admirers includes the hero of the novel, 'Ice candy man'. Her admirers include Muslims, Hindus, Sikhs and Pathans, and through these men, Bapsi has represented the changing moods of the people of the subcontinent. Lenny likes to go to the Queen's Garden with her Ayah. It provides her with an opportunity to observe and socialize, if only with the young. The mood throughout the novel changes, gradually, until by the end the Garden becomes a place where people of the same religion prefer to keep to themselves. Friends become enemies. The atmosphere becomes tense as reports of endless atrocities reach Lahore, day and night from the various Hindu, Muslim and Sikh villages. Bapsi Sidhwa also brings to light the innocence of youth in the form of Lenny. In the book's most poignant moments, she betrays the hiding place of her beloved Ayah, trusting the ice-candy man. It is as if her childish innocence is as powerful as a devil, and she cannot help telling the truth. Lenny is established so
292 firmly as a truthful witness that the mounting unease in Lahore, the riots, fires

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