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Nectar In A Sieve

Nectar In A Sieve

Kamala Markandaya
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Set in a village in southern India shortly after India gained Independence, Nectar in a Sieve portrays, through the lives of its characters ?? Rukmani, Nathan and their children ?? the hopes and aspirations of a young nation recently embarked on the path of development, surmounting many obstacles along the way. Few novels ever published have celebrated the human spirit, its sheer resilience, with greater success.
Originally published in 1954 to instant acclaim, Nectar in a Sieve became an international best-seller and was translated into seventeen languages. This edition introduces a whole new generation to this classic of modern literature.

Imprint: India Penguin Modern Classics

Published: Apr/2009

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MRP : ₹8.99

Nectar In A Sieve

Kamala Markandaya

Set in a village in southern India shortly after India gained Independence, Nectar in a Sieve portrays, through the lives of its characters ?? Rukmani, Nathan and their children ?? the hopes and aspirations of a young nation recently embarked on the path of development, surmounting many obstacles along the way. Few novels ever published have celebrated the human spirit, its sheer resilience, with greater success.
Originally published in 1954 to instant acclaim, Nectar in a Sieve became an international best-seller and was translated into seventeen languages. This edition introduces a whole new generation to this classic of modern literature.

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Kamala Markandaya

Kamala Markandaya (1924-2004) was born in Mysore. She studied history at Madras University and later worked for a small progressive magazine before moving to London in 1948 in pursuit of a career in journalism. There she began writing her novels; Nectar in a Sieve was the first of ten to be published in her lifetime. Nectar in a Sieve and A Handful of Rice continue to be taught in universities in India and abroad.

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