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). She was born into a high family which just mans they had more money and power than most people(Sinclair). So unlike most women in India she could attend school. Later in 1940 She went to the University of Madras(Abdullah). She study history there and had a job as a local journalist(Abdulla). After she graduated she became a full time journalist. She was a journalist for seven years and enjoy every minute of it(Assisi). She wrote short stories for the kids in the news as well(Assisi). This was the beginning of her author days and she loved writing for the little kids of India. At this point Kamala was just starting to get her name out there. Lots of people would know her writing mostly through her short stories that she wrote to the children. At the age of twenty five she settled in England in 1948 she found love and got married(Abdullah). She made England her adopted home but visited her homeland regularly(Sinclair). In 1954 she wrote the book Nectar in a sieve and it was her most popular book she wrote(Abdullah). Kamala got lots of fame and success with the book Nectar in a Sieve(Assisi). The book even became a bestseller here in the United States which granted h...
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