A Study of Kamala Markandaya’s. A Handful of Rice. Sylvia Fracht. Head Librarian. Herricks Junior High School. New Hyde Park, New York. SABINDRANATH. A HANDFUL OF RICE. AN INSIGHT lNT0 CONTEMPORARY ISXIS’I’ENCE. Kamala Markandaya in her fifth novel A Hundjiul oj’Rice, has once again dealt. Kamala Markandaya’s fifth novel A Handful of Rice which was published in is a realistic novel like Nectar in a Sieve. This is not a voluminous book.

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Dreary or realistic -? Laura Latall rated it markanddaya was ok Jun 11, Poverty, illness, analphabetism, work, family love are the topic of the book.

Shweta Lasker rated it really liked it Nov 14, And then just got too dreary. A portrait in poverty, which is part of kamaala history of our times. No trivia or quizzes yet. The ending is a bit chaotic, but the story is well worth This is the first book I read by Markandaya.

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Media reporter, reviewer, producer, guest booker, blogger. Chris Martin rated it really liked it Jan 05, And the story moves to a memorable and a haunting climax. A Handful of Rice by Kamala Markandaya. Account Options Sign in.

Melinda rated it really liked it Jun 11, Overwhelmed by the world around him, he gets a chance to change his fate. The author recreates the life of the respectable poor with moving fidelity as they face the problems of food, illness, unemployment. Jul 26, Paul rated it liked it. It started off well I guess -? Trivia About A Handful of Rice. Refresh and try again. My library Hnadful Advanced Book Search.


From among the handful of Indo-Anglian women novelists, Kamala Markandaya stands out as one of the3 finest and most impassionate writers of fiction. Open Preview See a Riice

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This is an impressive story about an Indian family struggling to survive. Varun rated it really liked it Oct 27, Known for writing about culture clash betwe Pseudonym used by Kamala Purnaiya Taylor, an Indian novelist and journalist. Pseudonym used by Kamala Purnaiya Taylor, an Indian novelist and journalist.

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It is about those parts of us, as human beings, which are permanent and universal – love, hunger, lust, passion, ambition, sacrifice, death. Nectar in a Sieve was her first published work, and its depiction of rural India and the suffering of farmers made it popular in the West. Sabrina rated it it was amazing Dec 05, He falls in love with pretty Nalini, and marries her against all odds.

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. By clicking on “Submit” you agree that you have read and agree to the Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.


Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Balavenise rated it it was amazing May 10, Rukmani rated it did not like it Mar 06, Lobna rated it liked it Oct 02, True to life, he aa continue to deal with the temptation to return to his old ways, but also feels compelled to go forward for the sake of those he has come to care about. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.


Her greatest asset is her language – virile, vibrant and vigorous – with the right choice and turn of words and expressions. This is the first book I read by Markandaya. kamaala

Our protagonist doesn’t seem to be a guy to root for – but the author does do a good job or making you empathize with him. When Apu dies, the still rebellious but worn Ravi, now a father of three and head of the household, kxmala keep his customers. Be the first to discover new talent! Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. After India declared its independence, Markandaya moved to Britain, though she still labeled herself an Indian expatriate long afterward.

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