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Title:
Nectar in a sieve
Author:
Markandaya, Kamala, 1924-2004.
Publication Information:
Saint Paul, Minn. : EMC/Paradigm Pub., [2003]

©2003
Physical Description:
xix, 219 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm.
Summary:
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.
Language:
English
Contents:
Nectar in a sieve -- Plot analysis of Nectar in a sieve -- Work without hope / Samuel Taylor Coleridge -- In the family way / Andy Steiner -- Scene from a marriage / Rebecca Segall -- Grains of hope / Hannah Beech, Meenakshi Ganguly, and Nelly Sindayen -- The rich get richer -- Creative writing activities -- Critical writing activities -- Projects.
ISBN:
9780821924105
Format :
Book

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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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Married at the age of 12, the peasant girl Rukmani struggles quietly and courageously against personal pressures and against adversity she encounters in a changing, rural India.