Nectar in A Sieve

Nectar in A Sieve

Paperback - 2002
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Rukmani, a peasant from a village in India, is married to a man she has never met at age twelve, 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. But a tannery built near their village forever alters Rukmani's life, taking away farmland and silence; and while it provides jobs, they come with great costs.
Publisher: New York : Signet Classic, 2002
ISBN: 9780451531728
Branch Call Number: Fiction Markandaya Pbk
Characteristics: xiii, 190 p. ; 17 cm. ; 2010 ed. 204 p


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geosot99 Jul 30, 2014

The dark premise really brings out the characters and their true sides, as well as the underlying situation, but the book was watered down by its excessive detailing.

Aug 07, 2013

This book had a great story; however, the reader must stay tuned as there are dry moments. Some of the terminology in the book is very deep not all readers the will comprehend right away.

sarahmedina98 Jul 27, 2012

I loved this book! It just shows the beauty of life and how the grass is always greener on the other side once the obstacle is over.

Dollyos05 Jun 26, 2012

Loved it. It was delicious.

BrooklynFencingGirl13 Jun 03, 2012

I have just started this book and I think it is okay. Nothing better.

Dec 23, 2009

I just recently read this as a sophomore in school. It started out pretty dry, a woman complaining about her everyday life as a farmer's wife,but as the world around Rukmani begins to change, she has to gain the ability to deal with hardships as she watches her kids die practically one after another. The author uses outstanding tone and word choice to portray exactly how a character feels.


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sarahmedina98 Jul 27, 2012

“There is no going back. Bend like the grass that you do not break.”

BrooklynFencingGirl13 Jun 14, 2012

In all the years of our tenancy we never saw the Zemidar who owned who owned our land.


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BrooklynFencingGirl13 Jun 14, 2012

BrooklynFencingGirl13 thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over


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