Sidhwa’s Feministic Thought in Ice-Candy-Man: A Feministic Study in the Light of Religion and Social Laws

Muhammad Zohaib Khalil, Muhammad Ehsan, Qasim Javed Ghaur


This work is an analysis of Bapsi Sidhwa’s novel Ice-Candy-Man. The main purpose of this paper is to show or underlying the problems of women in the novel. The novel shows the real picture of the era that how the males behave with the women. Bapsi Sidhwa presents disobedience of human rights and bad conditions during the partition of subcontinent in 1947. Through this character of Lenny, Sidhwa provides the scene of how the political changes affect the people of Subcontinent. The novel really represents the scene that how women suffer at that time and they spent their time. Men using their mind powers to fulfill the needs and use women in negative way, all stress on women. Sidhwa as a writer tells about the power mind and skills of women. So we use feministic theory to analyze this novel. Feminism is a progress which plays a very massive role in highlighting the problems of women. So there is inequality in society and women are suppressed by the hands of men. Bapsi Sidhwa shows the real happening of society and a pain full truth.



Feminism; Women suppression; Inequality; Injustice; Feministic theory

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