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A Handful of Rice

By: Kamala Markandaya

Price: $6.50

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Penguin: 2008

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 029791

ISBN: 0143102508

Condition: New


A poignant novel about the triumph of the human spirit over poverty’s 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 Apu’s apprentice, and when he falls in love with Nalini, Apu’s 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 th... View more info

Nectar in a Sieve

By: Kamala Markandaya

Price: $9.50

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Penguin/Viking: 2007

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 030624

ISBN: 0670081426

Condition: New


Set in a village in southern India shortly after India gained independence, Nectar in a Sieve portrays, through the lives of its characters—Rukmani, Nathan and their children—the hopes and aspirations of a young nation recently embarked on the path of development, surmounting many obstacles along the way. Few novels ever published have celebrated the human spirit, its sheer resilience, with greater success. Originally published in 1954 to instant acclaim, Nectar in a Sieve became an international best-seller and was translated into seventeen languages. This special collector’s edition i... View more info

A Handful of Rice

By: Kamala Markandaya

Price: $3.50

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Orient Paperbacks:

Seller ID: 106648

ISBN: 8122201350

Condition: New


A compulsively readable story of struggle for survival in a large modern city and how it demeans human life. Ravi, son of a peasant, joins in the general exodus to the city, and, floating through the indifferent streets, lands into the underworld of petty criminals. He falls in love with pretty Nalini, and marries her against all odds. She tries to change his way of life, but fate conspires against him...and the story moves to a memorable climax.Printed Pages: 240. View more info