Essay on The Rebellion Of A Sieve By Kamala

1489 Words Dec 3rd, 2015 6 Pages
Mahatma Gandhi once said that “they may torture my body, break my bones, even kill me. Then they will have my dead body, but not my obedience”. In his saying he states how the imperialists can harm him in a satisfying way they desire, but they will never cause him enough harm to cause him to follow their greedy governments and orders. Gandhi was able to unite India the dying Indians in order to receive their independence. Another victim of British Imperialism was Rukmani in the novel Nectar in a Sieve by Kamala Markandaya; her family and her struggle to live with the new foreigners. As time passes the family settled and adapts to the British taking the native land. The imperialists are given more power over the majority population, causing frustration to occur throughout India. The objective of Imperialism by countries was to help out and benefit the natives, but ultimately it resulted in the imperialists seizing power and destroying the livelihood of the people the imperialized. As the assertive country occupied the land of the people, they changed and took away their culture. The British built tanneries in India in order to take the needed land from the innocent people. As the “storm” occupies the village of Rukmani it “[leaves a] disaster and desolation” the people struggle more for food, protection and survival (Markandaya 41). The storm that demolishes the town symbolizes the British storming into India and decimating the native’s livelihood. Even though the…

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