Nectar in a Sieve (Signet Classics)

by Kamala Markandaya | Nonfiction |
ISBN: 0451528239 Global Overview for this book
Registered by Tribefan of Wake Forest, North Carolina USA on 7/7/2005
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Journal Entry 1 by Tribefan from Wake Forest, North Carolina USA on Thursday, July 07, 2005
Rukmani, a peasant from a village in India, lives a life of constant struggle, yet she is a source of strength for many. At age twelve she marries a man she has never met and moves with him to his rented farmland. Over the years their marriage fills with love, mutual respect, and children: one daughter and many sons. A tannery built near their village forever alters Rukmani's life, for the tannery takes away farmland and silence, and while it provides jobs, they come with great costs. The changes in village life from an agricultural to an industrial community frighten Rukmani; her life becomes one of "Hope and fear. Twin forces that tugged at us first in one direction and then in another...Fear, constant companion of the peasant. Hunger, ever present to jog his elbow should he relax. Despair, ready to engulf him should he falter." Kenny, a white doctor in Rukmani's village, watches with a palpable foreboding his patients' daily struggle to survive. He leaves the village suddenly and often, and just as suddenly reappears, as if life there is too much for him yet he can't stay away. Rukmani and Kenny's conversations make apparent their individual and shared suffering, and while their experiences of the world are completely different, their friendship is based on respect and mutual reliance.

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Journal Entry 2 by Tribefan at on Monday, February 18, 2008

Released 11 yrs ago (2/18/2008 UTC) at

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Journal Entry 3 by eicuthbertson from Burnaby, British Columbia Canada on Tuesday, March 04, 2008
Just received - this was in rootmartin's virtual Passport to the World book box.
Thanks tribefan

Journal Entry 4 by eicuthbertson from Burnaby, British Columbia Canada on Friday, March 21, 2008
A memorable and moving story....set in India, originally published in 1954, a few years after India's independence.

A tribute to the author,Kamala Markandaya, 1924-2004,(Kamala Purnaiya Taylor): Homage to Kamala Markandaya
by Francis C. Assisi

Released 11 yrs ago (3/24/2008 UTC) at Bread Garden @ Metrotown Mall (near Zellers) in Burnaby, British Columbia Canada

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Releasing at the Lower Mainland's Bookcrossing March Burnaby Meetup
Come & join us!

When: Monday, March 24 at 7:00 PM

Who: At least 9 BookCrossers.

Where:
Bread Garden
4575 Central Boulevard
Burnaby BC V5H 4J5


Journal Entry 6 by loveamystery from Vancouver, British Columbia Canada on Monday, March 24, 2008
Picked up at the meet-up tonight. Looks interesting.

Journal Entry 7 by loveamystery from Vancouver, British Columbia Canada on Thursday, July 23, 2009
This was such a moving story that really packs a punch. I highly recommend it. Despite all the hunger, the poverty, the sorrow and the suffering, Rukmani and Nathan have a deep love and loyalty to each other. And once again, the political situation in the country pervades so much of peoples lives.

Released 7 yrs ago (9/28/2011 UTC) at Bank of Montreal 6th&6th book sale in New Westminster, British Columbia Canada

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