Nectar In a Sieve

Nectar In a Sieve
Markandaya, Kamala

This American Library Association Notable Book of 1955 tells the story of a peasant woman in India, married as a child bride to a tenant farmer, working with her husband to wrest a living from land ravaged by droughts, monsoons, and insects. Through years of poverty and disaster, she sees one of her infants die, her daughter become a prostitute, her sons leave for jobs she distrusts--and somehow she survives. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.


A woman in poverty struggles to find happiness in an arranged marriage to a peasant farmer in southern India.

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F Markandaya
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