Nectar in a Sieve
by Kamala Markandaya
Nectar in a Sieve Characters
Meet the Cast
Rukmani is a hard-working and supportive wife, daughter, and mother, who grows and develops over the course of the novel. She is our sole narrator, and as such she exercises tremendous power over t...
Ruku says she always called her husband "husband," because calling him by his first name would be inappropriate in her culture. For the purposes of her narrative, though, she calls him Nathan.Natha...
Kennington is a white, western doctor (presumably British) who comes in and out of Rukmani’s village, helping the people and ultimately building a hospital. Kenny is an interestingly complex...