Cracking india a novel bapsi sidhwa on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers 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. Personally i thought cracking india was a little boring and a bit too historical for my own taste the book got slightly interesting starting from part where ayah is captured other than that i found it to be slow at the beginning and it didnt really get any better towards the middle. Cracking india bapsi sidhwa 2006 milkweed editions 296 pp isbn 13 9781571310484 summary young lenny is kept out of school because she suffers from polio and so spends her days with ayah her beautiful nanny visiting with the large group of admirers that ayah draws. Of cracking indiahas summarized the situation in lahore like this assigned to pakistan by those who crack india lahore turns into a microcosm of the violence associated with partition as the hindus flee the muslims arrive and the sikhs wreak havoc
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