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Cracking India
Cracking India
Author: Bapsi Sidhwa
The 1947 Partition of India is the backdrop for this powerful novel, narrated by a precocious child who describes the brutal transition with chilling veracity. — Young Lenny Sethi is kept out of school because she suffers from polio. She spends her days with Ayah, her beautiful nanny, visiting with the large group of admirers that Ayah draws. It ...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780915943562
ISBN-10: 0915943565
Publication Date: 9/1992
Pages: 289
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.

3.4 stars, based on 7 ratings
Publisher: Milkweed Editions
Book Type: Paperback
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bookgoddessme avatar reviewed Cracking India on + 106 more book reviews
In Cracking India baby Lenny is our child story teller. We view the violent and brutal division in India through her sensitive and innocent eyes. My heart broke reading about the violence, rape, and bloodshed against innocent people. Definitely not a favorite for me, I didn't respond to the manner it was written in, it seemed to "wordy", and like the author was having a conversation with herself instead of telling the story to an outsider. I will still read An American Brat by Bapsi, and see how I like it.
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Beautiful and moving book. I really enjoyed this book's inside look at India's partition.


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