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Give a post colonial perspective of Bapsi Sidhwa's in Cracking India.

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The premise of the novel is one in which Postcolonialism is highly evident.  On one hand, there is the element of how the layers of subjugation and social marginalization are not immediately dissipated with the removal of the Colonial power.  Sidhwa is astute enough to dissect the condition of Partition in exploring how the same behaviors and attitudes of disrespect and intolerance were, in many ways, transferred from the British to the indigenous people.  Sidhwa almost suggests that this was a "parting gift" from rulers to the ruled.  In the proposal of Partition, a Western approach to an Easter problem was posed...

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