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Nectar in a Sieve, Kamala Markandaya, 0451528239
Nectar in a Sieve
 

by Kamala Markandaya, Indira Ganesan (Introduction)

ISBN: 0451528239
Pub. Date: January 2002
ISBN-13: 9780451528230
Format: Mass Market Paperback, pp. 208
Publisher: Signet Classics
Edition Description: REISSUE
Sales Rank: 4,153
List Price: $6.95
 
 
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In a small village in India, a simple peasant woman recalls her life as a child bride, a farmer's wife, and a devoted mother amidst fights to meet changing times, poverty, and disaster.

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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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