Influence of the Partition of India in Literature

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Bapsi Sidhwa is a Pakistani Parsee journalist. She has composed The Bride, The Crow Eaters, Ice Candy Man, An American Brat and Water. Sidhwa characterizes herself as Pakistani, Punjabi, Parsee lady journalist (Monsoon, 2000). Khushwant Singh is a Sikh Indian journalist. He has composed books like Train to Pakistan, I Shall Not Hear the Nightingale and Delhi. The present study proposes to attempt a correlation fundamentally between Ice Candy Man and Train to Pakistan for the depiction of the diverse parts of Partition by the two essayists in these books. The Partition of India in 1947 influenced a large number of individuals (Hasan I) and keeps on influencing the individuals and the nations work today, and is dreaded to be more regrettable than Holocaust. Sidhwa in Ice Candy Man indicates that before the Partition, the distinctive groups and religions existed in peace and concordance socially, socially and religiously. She shows that the Muslims and the Hindus could even become hopelessly enamored with one another crosswise over religious qualifications. Shanta, a Hindu young lady and Ayah by calling, is coveted by an aggregation of her admirers comprising of the Muslim hero of the novel, Ice Candy Man, Sher Singh, the Sikh zoo chaperon, a Hindu masseur, Hari, the nursery worker, the Muslim butcher, the restaurant holder and Sharbat Khan, a Pathan and numerous others. Sidhwa shows that all these individuals having a place with distinctive groups cooperate with one
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