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    tannery coming to town. In Nectar in a Sieve, Kamala Markandaya explores how outside influences impact Rukmani and her family to suggest unity. When the flooding struck Rukmani and her family, it was fatal, but they believed somebody was in deeper despair. It rained for a long…

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    apart by destructive imperializers. Despite much cruelty by the imperializers, ultimately the imperialized often reaped some benefits, leaving their relationship extremely complex. Kamala Markandaya’s novel Nectar in a Sieve is a painting of the hardships the imperialized had to face on a daily basis in India. In the novel, the protagonist, Rukmani, suffers the consequences of imperialism and has to adapt to a variety of changes in her relationships and life. When a tannery arrives in her…

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    alright. It often helps many people become aware that hope has a big influence on many. In the novel Nectar in a Sieve, the author Kamala Markandaya explains how challenges aren't meant to stop anyone. Kamala explains to her readers about a couple named Rukmani, and Nathan who are poor farmers in India. They have an arranged marriage, but love each other dearly. Throughout their lives they have hope, strength, and get used to change. Kenny is a white doctor who helps Rukmani during her…

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    Abstract: The most striking feature of Indian English novel is the appearance of women novelists who gave new dimension to Indian English novel. In the beginning of the 1980’s, Indian English Literature received an international status. After independence, women writing have acquired an importance more than even before. They have started questioning the age old oppression and colonization. Indian women writers in English fiction have been presenting women as the centre of concern in their…

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    Challenges teach everyone that not everything goes his or her own way. Families and friends rely on each other to get through them. Kamala Markandaya explores the importance of challenges in her novel Nectar in a Sieve. In her story, the main characters and people of the village overcome many different challenges. Especially focusing on Nathan and Rukmani and their family. Throughout their lives, they overcome the challenge of poverty, relationships, and their environment. By illustrating many…

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    Nectar In A Sieve Hope

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    Hope is the feeling responsible for preventing people from giving up and quitting. The power of hope gives people a reason to keep fighting for the future they desire. In Kamala Markandaya’s novel, Nectar in a Sieve, which takes place in the 1950s, she tells her readers about the hope two destitute farmers in rural India: Nathan and Rukmani. They face monsoons, droughts, and other hardships that attempt to destroy their lives and those of their children, but through the troubles, they meet…

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    In Kamala Markandaya’s Nectar in a Sieve, amidst the ideas of poverty and suffering, she also portrays an idea of change and hope of a better future for the lives of those in the novel through Kenny. Kenny does his best to bring some western ideas into India’s traditional culture and provide a means of help for the Indians, while also encouraging them to rise up against their suffering and injustice. Additionally, Kenny also provides insight to the readers about the differences between Western…

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    Nectar Suffering

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    In Kamala Markandaya’s Nectar in a Sieve, Hunger and Suffering play prime characters in the story and are prevalent everywhere. One might argue that these central ideas in the novel are not characters and simply just ideas apparent in the novel, but characters can be defined by their actions, their importance to the story, and the way they develop. As the novel progresses, Hunger and Suffering begin to have a huge toll on the characters. Suffering, especially, plays a large role in Ruku’s…

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    influences can cause people to respond differently when they are first introduced. Many outside influences change the way Rukmani and her family lived. The weather was a outside influence that changed how Rukmani acted, and how her family was able to work. Kunthi was an outside influence that changed how Rukmani acted by her becoming more protective. Kenny is another due to his help with Rukmani and Ira’s capability to have kids, and sickness in her family. The tannery is one outside fluence…

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    The canvas of the literary writing changed after the Second World War. The women writers such as Kamala Markendaya, Ruth Prawar Jhabvala and Shashi Deshpande took the pen in the field of social and artistic novels. These women writers focus on the issues such as socio-psychological conflict, multicultural elements and the individual identity of the period. The novelist show their prime concern on the depiction of the East-West conflict, disharmony between tradition and modernity, psychological…

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