Nectar in a Sieve|Kamala Markandaya


The acclaimed million-copy bestselling novel about a woman's struggle to find happiness in a changing India.

Married as a child bride to a tenant farmer she had never met, Rukmani works side by side in the field with her husband to wrest a living from a land ravaged by droughts, monsoons, and insects. With remarkable fortitude and courage, she meets changing times and fights poverty and disaster.

This beautiful and eloquent story tells of a simple peasant woman in a primitive village in India whose whole life is a gallant and persistent battle to care for those she loves--an unforgettable novel that "will wring your heart out" (Associated Press).

Includes an Introduction by Indira Ganesan
And an Afterword by Thrity Umrigar


  • ISBN-13: 9780451531728
  • ISBN-10: 0451531728
  • Publisher: Signet Book
  • Publish Date: December 2010
  • Dimensions: 6.7 x 4.25 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25 pounds
  • Page Count: 224
  • Reading Level: Ages 18-UP