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Nectar  in  a  sieve   by  Kamala  Markandaya  is  a  miniature  epic  of  Indian  rural  life

 

Ms. Aparna Bose

 M.A. (English)

Assistant   Professor (English)

B.P. Poddar Institute of Management and Technology

Salt Lake City

Kolkata- 700091

West Bengal

India

 

Kamala  Markandaya  has  depicted  the  miseries  and  problems  of  the  Indian  peasants  as  well  as the  sorrows  and  sufferings  of  total  Indian  village  life  so  vividly  and  successfully  in  her  first  novel  ‘  Nectar  in  a  Sieve’(1954), that  it  has  become  a  miniature  epic  of  Indian  village  life. Kamala  Markandaya   derives  the  title ‘ Nectar  in  a  Sieve ‘ for  her  first  novel  from  the  poem  ‘  Work  Without  Hope ‘  by  Samuel  Taylor  Coleridge  because  a  couplet written  by  him  adequately  expresses  the  theme  of  the  novel.  “ Work  without  hope draws  nectar in a sieve,  And  hope  without  an  object  cannot  live,”  –these  lines  of  Coleridge  have  been  used  by  Markandaya  as  an  epigraph. Similar  incidents  are also focused  in  the  writing  of  Munshi   Premchand, an  Indian  village  singer.  Markandaya  drags  the  readers  to  the  heart  of  a  South  Indian  village, where  evidently  there  is  no  change in  life  for  one  hundred  decades. Presently   the  village  is  occupied by  industry  and  modern  technology  in  the  form  of  a  tannery and  which  results  in  an  impact  of  ominous  consequences  in  the  lives  of  the  villagers.  Markandaya  reveals  in  her  writing   that  the  lives  of  the  peasants  in  the  village  is  constantly  haunted  by  hunger,  despair and  fear.  It  is  basically  a  depiction  of  South  Indian village  life. The  hardship  and  difficulties  faced  by  the  Indian  tenant  peasants  are  revealed  through  the  straightforward  peasants. Kamala  Markandaya  is  proved   to  be  an  unparallel  woman  writer  of  creativity  and  a  successful  masterpiece  of  the  pragmatic  tendency  in  literature.  Inspite  of  being  a  city  dweller  ,  she  is  well  acquainted  with  Indian  village  life  and  it  is  quite  evident  in  her  depiction  of  Indian  village  life  which  is  very  much  genuine.

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Nectar  in  a  sieve   by  Kamala  Markandaya  is  a  miniature  epic  of  Indian  rural  life

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