Nectar in a Sieve

Nectar in a Sieve

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by Kamala Markandaya
     
 

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This beautiful and eloquent story tells of a simple peasant woman in a primitive village in India whose whole life was a gallant and persistent battle to care for those she loved.

Married as a child bride to a tennant farmer she had never seen, she worked side by side in the field with her husband to wrest a living from land that was ravaged by droughts, monsoons,

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This beautiful and eloquent story tells of a simple peasant woman in a primitive village in India whose whole life was a gallant and persistent battle to care for those she loved.

Married as a child bride to a tennant farmer she had never seen, she worked side by side in the field with her husband to wrest a living from land that was ravaged by droughts, monsoons, and insects. With remarkable fortitude and courage, she sought to meet changing times and fight poverty and disaster. She saw one of her infants die from starvation, her daughter become a prostitute, and her sons leave the land for jobs which she distrusted. And, somehow, she survived...

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Comparable in many ways to Cry, the Beloved Country...if anything...better.
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Comparable in many ways to Cry, the Beloved Country...if anything...better.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780451528230
Publisher:
Penguin Group (USA)
Publication date:
01/28/2002
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
4.26(w) x 6.72(h) x 0.58(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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