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Facebook Twitter Instagram Youtube Blog. A Handful of Rice. Overview "Your essential guide to the Vedas When were the Vedas written, and why? Kamala Markandaya was born in Mysore. She studied history at Madras University and later worked for a small progressive magazine before moving to London in in pursuit of a career in journalism. There she began writing her novels; Nectar in a Sieve was the first of ten to be published in her lifetime.

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A Handful of Rice

Kamala Markandaya, whose Nectar in a Sieve was a miniature epic about India's poor, returns to the earlier concerns Kamala Markandaya, whose Nectar in a Sieve was a miniature epic about India's poor, returns to the earlier concerns of that book in A Handful of Rice. Ravi is a village son who has left his desolate, destitute home for the promise of the city. There he falls into the company of similarly rootless young men, presided over by the wily city boy, Damodar, who appears fitfully through the book as a seducer to criminal and get-rich-quick schemes which Damodar is clever enough to survive and thrive by. By a chance misdeed, Ravi becomes acquainted with the tailor Apu and his family; Apu's daughter Nalini wins his heart and brings him from the streets into the already crowded household, first as Apu's apprentice, then his son-in-law. The author recreates the life of the respectable poor with moving fidelity as they face the problems of food, illness, unemployment. When Apu dies, the still rebellious but worn Ravi, now a father of three and head of the household, cannot keep his customers.

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