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Nectar in a Sieve

Nectar in a Sieve


by Kamala Markandaya

Nectar in a Sieve Resources

Movie or TV Productions

Pather Panchali
Nectar in a Sieve has not had a film version, but if you’re looking for a similar story, check out Pather Panchali, by acclaimed director Satyajit Ray. It’s Ray’s directorial debut, about a family living in poverty in an unnamed time in an unnamed part of rural India. (Sounds familiar, huh?) Domestic loyalty, agriculture, the beauty of the land, and writing are significant parts of this film, making it an interesting parallel to Nectar in a Sieve.


The Author

A young Kamala Markandaya

The Author

An older Kamala Markandaya


Perspectives on Indian Fiction in English

Excerpts from the chapter on Kamala Markandaya of M. K. Naik’s critical study, called Perspectives on Indian Fiction in English.

Author Obituary

The New York Times Obituary of Kamala Markandaya, with an interesting note on her relevance in changing Indian literature.

"Work Without Hope"

An interesting, albeit brief, analysis of Coleridge’s poem used for the title and epigraph.


Author Biography
Some background on Kamala Markandaya, as reflected upon at her death.

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