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Nectar in a Sieve by Kamala Markandaya
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Apr 03, 11

really liked it
Read from March 20 to April 03, 2011

I enjoyed this book. Reading it for history class was interesting as we viewed it through the lens of imperialism, tradition versus change, and worldview and perspective. The story follows our hero, Rukmani from the when she is a young girl, married at a young age to a man of lower class because her parents have no money for a dowry. We see her life in times of plenty and hardship, happiness and despair. Her family shrinks and grows, her perspective changing too as she learns to live in a changing world. Well written in an honest narrative voice, this book is a beautiful portrait of a life, provoking reflection upon one's own existence. An easily accessible story, many readers will appreciate this book.
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03/20/2011 page 8
4.0% "I have not read enough of this book to have any particular opinion about it but I have not read that much about Indian culture and am looking forward to that aspect of this story."
03/27/2011 page 45
22.0% "I have enjoyed the beginning of this book. The writing style is honest and engaging"

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