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Authors: Muhammad Zohaib Khalil, Muhammad Ehsan, and Qasim Javed Ghauri

Title: Sidhwa’s Feministic Thought in Ice-Candy-Man

Subtitle: A Feministic Study in the Light of Religion and Social Laws

Journal: Studies in Literature and Language

Volume: 14

Issue: 2

Year: 2017 (Received: October 30, 2016, Accepted: January 18, 2017, Published online: February 26, 2017)

Pages: 26-29

ISSN: 1923-1555 – Find a Library: WordCat | eISSN: 1923-1563 – Find a Library: WordCat

Language: English

Keywords: Modern History: 20th Century | Asian History: Pakistani History | Representations: Literary Texts / Bapsi Sidhwa


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Abstract: »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.« (Source: Studies in Literature and Language)


  Abstract (p. 26)
  Introduction (p. 26)
  1. Literature Review (p. 27)
  2. Methodology (p. 27)
  3. Discussion Analysis (p. 27)
  4. Findings (p. 28)
  5. Religious Point of View Regarding Women Rights (p. 28)
  6. Crime Law and Punishment (p. 28)
  7. Property Rights (p. 29)
  Conclusion (p. 29)
  References (p. 29)

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