Nectar in a Sieve


Kamala Markandaya

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The Tannery

Ostensibly, by bringing new methods of manufacturing to a region previously defined by subsistence farming, the tannery symbolizes progress and development. However, it actually destroys the traditional lifestyle that has provided Rukmani with deep joy…

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The Hospital

After one of his long absences from the village, Kenny tells Rukmani that he has been raising money from British donors to build a hospital that will provide medical care to people in the region…

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