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Kamala Markandaya


Books by Kamala Markandaya
Two Virgins by Kamala MarkandayaTwo Virgins by Kamala Markandaya
Saroja lives in a village with her parents, aunt and beautiful elder sister Lalitha. Saroja's life is uncomplicated, and simple things give her joy like the birth of a calf or a taste of one of Chingleput's Read More...
Pages: 200

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Some Inner Fury by Kamala Markandaya
Kamala Markandaya's Some Inner Fury is the story of Mirabai, a young woman from a partly Westernized Hindu family in pre-Independent India. Previously confident of her place in society and her love for Read More...
Pages: 223

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Nectar in a Sieve by Kamala MarkandayaNectar in a Sieve by Kamala Markandaya
Named Notable Book of 1955 by the American Library Association, this is the very moving story of a peasant woman in a primitive village in India whose whole life was a gallant and persistent battle to Read More...
Pages: 188

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A Silence of Desire by Kamala MarkandayaA Silence of Desire by Kamala Markandaya
Dandekar is a routine-bound government clerk who is able to provide his family with a comfortable life. But his ordered existence is thrown off course when, one day, he comes home from work to find his Read More...
Pages: 179

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A Handful of Rice by Kamala MarkandayaA Handful of Rice by Kamala Markandaya
A poignant novel about the triumph of the human spirit over poverty's privations and predicaments Ravi, the son of a peasant, joins in the general exodus away from destitution.

The indifferent Read More...
Pages: 288

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