|Media type||Print (hardback & paperback)|
|Pages||289 pp (first edition, hardback)|
|ISBN||0-915943-51-4 (first edition, hardback)|
|LC Class||PR9540.9.S53 I34 1991|
Cracking India, (1991, U.S., 1992, India; originally published as Ice Candy Man, 1988, England) is a novel by author Bapsi Sidhwa.
Sidhwa's novel deals with the partition of India and its aftermaths. This is the first novel by a female novelist from Pakistan which describes the fate of people in Lahore. The novel deals with "the bloody partition of India through the eyes of a girl Lenny growing up in a Parsee family, surviving through female bonding and rebellion."
- A complaint was filed in Volusia County, Florida, arguing that Cracking India, which was on a high school reading list, contained "pornographic material" and should be banned from the county's public schools. The district decided not to ban the book.
- Roy, Pinaki. "Diasporic Trauma: Ice Candy Man as a Partition Novel". New Literatures in English: Fresh Perspectives. Ed. Datta, K. Kolkata: The Book World, 2011 (ISBN 978-81-909991-6-8). pp. 141–50.