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An interesting example of national allegory combined with a bildungsroman, but the literature seems self-limited by those imposed restraints.Published 1 month ago by TK
Beautifully wrought, culturally accurate and illuminating, and hilarious as well as tragic. This is a wonderful book which instructs and entertains, and reminds us all how we once... Read morePublished 1 month ago by E. A. Fischer
Bapsi Sidhwa has written a great historical fiction book. What starts out as a peaceful loving community in Lahore falls completely apart when Great Britain pulls out of... Read morePublished 3 months ago by raven
Wonderful book. I loved the early parts, the beguiling account of childhood in pre-partition Lahore. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Elizabeth B.
Excellent book. I love Sidhwai's writing style and the story was very riveting. It's an unforgettable book for me and an important book for westerners to read because many do not... Read morePublished 11 months ago by sharon K. Lee
I kept putting this book down but went back to see what happens. Not much happens in the first three quarters of the book.Published 13 months ago by firstname.lastname@example.org
Not bad writing, not Hemingway. Written in the first person and.from the viewpoint on a young, upper middle class girl, Cracking India is candid, peppered with vignettes of home... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Jim Phelan
Provided insights about partitioning a country as well as information specific to the partition of India.Published 14 months ago by Kitty Axelson-Berry
This is a wonderful novel written from the perspective of a child who lived through the partition of the subcontinent. Read morePublished 16 months ago by floradora