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Nectar in a Sieve by Kamala Markandaya - Kamala Markandaya employs herself with the basic concern of an environmentalist or ecologist by lamenting over the destruction of landscape with in her literary milieu. Eco criticism or eco critics endeavor to speak for nature and thereby try to understand and address the problems of human cohabitation with nature. It investigates how the artist utilizes nature literally and metaphorically. Markandaya’s debut novel Nectar in a Sieve, recoup and retrieve the mislaid connection between man and land....   [tags: Nectar in a Sieve]
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Nectar in a Sieve by Kamala Markanday - In Kamala Markanday's Nectar in a Sieve, Rukmani is portrayed as a positive woman and provides the ideal sufferer and nurturer. Rukmani displays suffering, strength, and a positive outlook throughout out the book. Even after all the blows she receives, poverty, famine, her husbands infidelity, and the deaths of her sons, she accepts the blows and then moves on, not spending very much time on the problem. Rukmani's relationship with Nathan, her husband, is the center of her emotional life. When she finds out Nathan has slept with another woman, she doesn't throw a fit or start yelling like most women would about the man who has betrayed her....   [tags: Nectar in a Sieve] 278 words
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Colonialism and Imperialism in Nectar in a Sieve - Imperialism in Nectar in a Sieve The characters in the book Nectar in a Sieve had to deal with Western imperialism and they had to adapt to the changing ideas associated with Western imperialism. Throughout the book Rukmani had to struggle with her beliefs and how to cope with these changes. From the beginning Rukmani coped with these changes, from culture to her way of life, until the end of the book where even then her life was not through being changed. In the first instance Rukmani had to deal with a husband that was several castes below her....   [tags: Nectar Sieve Essays] 785 words
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Value of Suffering in Markandaya's Nectar in a Sieve - Value of Suffering in Markandaya's Nectar in a Sieve   Kamala Markandaya's Nectar in a Sieve portrays its positive woman characters as ideal sufferers and nurturers. "[T]he cause of her suffering springs mainly from poverty and natural calamity. The women are from the rural sections of society. They are the daughters of the soil and have inherited age-old traditions which they do not question. Their courage lies in meek or at times cheerful way [sic] of facing poverty or calamity" [Meena Shirdwadkar, Image of Woman in the Indo-Anglian Novel (New Delhi: Sterling, 1979), 49]....   [tags: Nectar Sieve Essays] 1156 words
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Nectar in a Sieve by Kamala Markandaya - The life of a tenant farmer is not an easy way to live. They some how are able to get by on what little they have. Things start to go bad when foreigners come and start to modernize their little village. They struggle at first but managed to adapt to the new. The author of Nectar in a Sieve Kamala Markandaya was influenced by her early life as a journalist, her homeland and the culture around her. Kamala Markandaya was born in 1924 in the city of Mysore(Abdullah). She died at the age of eighty on May 2004 in her home out side of london, England(Sinclair)....   [tags: tenant farmer, women in india, fame]
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Themes in "Nectar in a Sieve" - In the novel, Nectar in a Sieve, the author, Kamala Markandaya creates various themes. One theme from the book is that tensions can be caused by modernization and industrial progress. This theme is highly prevalent throughout the story and broadens the reader’s outlook on modernization. Markandaya writes of a primitive village that is going through a severe change. Her ability to form a plethora of characters with different opinions, yet to share one main culture, helps highlight the tensions in the village....   [tags: Literature Analysis]
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Nectar in a Sieve by Kamala Markandaya - Rejection and denial of one’s situation often hinders improvement. Conversely, acceptance allows improvement to occur; this is demonstrated by Rukmani, the protagonist of Kamala Markandaya’s novel, Nectar in a Sieve, who survives a stream of misfortunes by accepting, rather than denying, her situation. When she accepts misfortune as having occurred, she is able to seek for improvement. Through Rukmani’s plight and struggles, it is shown that in order to survive through periods of struggle and hardship, one must accept one’s situation to be able to improve from it....   [tags: story and character analysis] 581 words
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Nectar In A Sieve - Nectar in a Sieve is a work of literature written in the mid 1900s. This work describes the effect that modernization and industrialization had on the farming families of India. During this time many traditional values had to be overturned by the people in order to keep up with the changing times. Many farmers lost their land and many people died of starvation due to bad harvests and inflating prices on goods. This novel specifically describes the life of a woman, Rukmani, and how her family was affected and the activities she and her family had to perform in order to survive....   [tags: Kamala Markandaya] 1039 words
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The Strong Character of Rukmani in "Nectar in a Sieve" - Nectar in a Sieve by Kamala Markandaya tells the story of Rukmani—affectionately known as Ruku—her family and village. Throughout the novel, Rukmani faces a lot of adversity. She demonstrated her true character each time she overcame one of her problems. Whether it was showing compassion to those less fortunate than her, persevering for the sake of herself and family, or adapting to a new livelihood, Ruku overcomes all of the difficulty. Rukmani exhibits her true character of compassion, perseverance, and adaptability to changing circumstances each time problems faced her....   [tags: character analysis, Kamala Markandaya, analytical] 1287 words
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Kamala Markandaya's Nectar in a Sieve and Deepa Mehta's Water - Kamala Markandaya's Nectar in a Sieve and Deepa Mehta's Water are two pieces of Indian media that share the same general meaning, however different the circumstance and the reaction to them may be. The creators have fairly, but not entirely similar paths down their lives have been taken. Both pieces of art revolve around women who must overcome the challenge of change in order to be better in life, whatever route and form it takes shape in. Nectar in a Sieve's message was very more accepting by the public, possibly because of its target audience....   [tags: literary analysis, indian media]
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Faux Love in Nectar in a Sieve by Kamala Markandaya - Love, an emotion everyone can relate to. This theme draws in many readers as it is a very passionate topic. In Nectar in a Sieve, by Kamala Markandaya, she attempts to use love as a major theme throughout the story to keep the audience engaged. However, this method doesn't work in this case because it is not true love, but rather an undermining theme guised by this “fake love.” The true theme, instead of love, is portrayed as anti-feminism and a degradation in power of women. Therefore, love is not an overlying theme in Nectar in a Sieve, but rather women’s dependence on men, which counters feminism beliefs and gives less power to women....   [tags: marriage, dependence, prostitution]
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Celebrating Womanhood in Kamala Markandaya’s Nectar in a Sieve - Kamala Markandaya was a pen name used by Kamala Purnaiya Taylor. She moved to England in 1948 and settled there after marrying an Englishman. However she still considered herself a true Indian. Her first published novel, Nectar in a Sieve (1954) was a bestseller and cited as an American Library Association Notable Book in 1955. Her other novels include, Some Inner Fury(1955), A Silence of Desire(1960), Possession(1963), A Handful of Rice(1966), The Nowhere Man(1972), Two Virgins(1973), The Golden Honeycomb(1977), and Pleasure City (1982)....   [tags: gender ideologies, feminism, women representation]
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Role of The Tannery in the novel Nectar in a Sieve - Question: What role does the tannery, in Rukmani’s city, have throughout the book. Explain. Also, be sure to discuss what effect it had on the people. In almost every novel, there is at least one culprit or menace. He or she usually causes problems and in more exciting works, ends up murdering one of the protagonists. Hence, in the erratic novel Nectar in a Sieve, which is set in India during the early 1950’s, there has been a troublemaker, just hidden and extremely indirect in his actions. “What’s his name?” one might ask....   [tags: essays research papers] 1221 words
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Neactar In A Seive - In the book Nectar in a sieve , by Kalmala Markandaya. There are intentended effects that are upon the reader . throught out the reader feels a great sorww and understanding for the characters . by exploring the ways one can find strengths even in hardest time . Neacter in a sieve teaches the reader the need of family unity . and because of family unity one can find strengths even in the worst of time. In the book Nectar in sieve teaches us a lot of things is strong , but one of the most easily seen his how the family were able to stick together ,even through the hard times....   [tags: Kalmala Markandaya] 1250 words
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The Sieve - Mommy’s about to pop some cake in the oven, but before she does that, she uses this handy kitchen tool that allows her to strain the wanted particles from the unwanted ones using a filter maid of mesh or net. This kitchen tool I am talking about is the sieve. Just like it, the brain also does some straining and filtering. The brain is said to be the “Master Organ” of the human body. It has the power to control bodily processes that happen in every human from the time of their birth to death. One of the bodily processes that happens in between birth and death, and that involves the brain is memory imprinting or simply, making and remembering memories....   [tags: Film Review]
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Indian English Literature: Kamala Markandaya - Indian English Literature is a genre deep rooted in the cultural scenario of the Indian soil. As a literary genre, it has contributed towards the formation and the reformation of the processed identity of the nation as a whole. Special mention should also be made about the contribution of Indian women writers in English towards the identity formation of India with regard to their poignant novels. In the realm of fiction, Indian women novelists have heralded a new era and have earned many laurels both at home and abroad....   [tags: women novelist, femenine sensibility]
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Comparison of Adaptations for Nectar Feeding in Hummingbirds and American Leaf-Nosed Bats - The coevolution of flowering plants and their pollinators has filled the earth with a diversity of life-forms: a quarter-million species of plants, and almost as many animal pollinators, including at least 1,200 vertebrates. Most tropical and subtropical plants are pollinated by insects, a small but ecologically and economically important group of plants are pollinated by birds and mammals(Devy and Davidar, 2003). Bats and birds have families within their orders that are nectar feeding, both these groups have developed similar traits for this ecological niche....   [tags: coevolution, plants, pollinators]
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Symbols in Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury - Since no one can definitely “know” what the future offers, the future represents the beauty of hope. Several writers explore the future through science fiction. One of the most distinguished and prolific writers of science fiction is Ray Bradbury. Although the setting of his famous novel, Fahrenheit 451, is in some future time, the society shown in this setting seems sadly stark, almost hopeless. In a world pervaded with mindless, hedonistic, and destructive individuals, intellect, morality, and creativity have all but vanished....   [tags: the sieve, the hound, fire]
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East vs West - In Nectar in a Sieve, Rukmani and Kenny highlight the differences in the two cultures, showing how the two cultures have different standards for relationships and how Westerners try to change suffering and poverty while Easterners accept it. As Rukmani points out to Kenny, “Have I not so much sense to see that you are not one of us. You live and work here… but this is not your country” (Markandaya 106). Kenny and Rukmani are friends, but their different values on subservience in relationships and suffering cause them to butt heads during most of their conversations....   [tags: Comparative, Rukmani and Kenny] 806 words
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Tradition vs. Modernity,Amy Kramer - England and India never did understand one another. (Prasad 37) Undilute East had always been too much for the West; and soulful East always came lap-dog fashion to the West, mutually asking to be not too little and not too much, but just right. (Prasad 37) The struggle of individuals caught between tradition and modernity, or between India and the west, is a very common theme in Indian literature. This struggle is evident in Nectar in a Sieve, as Rukmani often finds herself battling between her traditional views and opinions, and the various modern forces that seem to be taking over her life....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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