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Author Name    Kamala Markandaya

Title   A Handful of Rice

Binding   Paperback

Book Condition   New

Edition   First Edition

Size   13 x 20 Cm

Publisher   New Delhi, India Penguin 2008

ISBN    0143102508 / 9780143102502

Seller ID   029791

A poignant novel about the triumph of the human spirit over povertyís privations and predicaments Ravi, the son of a peasant, joins in the general exodus away from destitution. The indifferent and harsh streets of the city lead him to the underworld of petty criminals. A chance misdeed acquaints him with Apu, a tailor. Ravi begins working as Apuís apprentice, and when he falls in love with Nalini, Apuís daughter, he joins the already crowded household. Apu dies, and Ravi perseveres with the respectable life, facing the problems of shortage of food, illness, dwindling customers. After the death of his son, he reverts to the life of a petty criminal, and is inexorably drawn towards a dangerous climax. In A Handful of Rice, Kamala Markandaya, best-selling author of Nectar in a Sieve, once again recreates the life of the poor with compassion and respect, presenting an overwhelmingly real book. Printed Pages: 288.

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