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Nectar in a Sieve

Nectar in a Sieve


by Kamala Markandaya

Nectar in a Sieve: Now That’s Some Good Pulp-Free Orange Juice True or False

1. Why was Ruku married to a poor farmer? -> Because her parents could not afford a dowry
2. What is distressing to Ruku about the fact that she has one child - a daughter named Ira? -> She doesn’t love her daughter
3. Why does Ruku suddenly have many more children in the next few years? -> It’s a numbers game. In other words... way to go, Nathan!
4. What happens in a tannery? -> UV radiation slowly destroys the user’s skin, while at the same time giving it a nice bronze, glossy finish
5. What is the traditional age of marriage? -> Eleven