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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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A Patchwork Planet
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Anne Tyler tells the story of a lovable loser who's trying to get his life in order.

Barnaby Gaitlin has been in trouble ever since adolescence. He had this habit of breaking into other people's houses. It wasn't the big loot he was after, like his teenage cohorts. It was just that he liked to read other people's mail, pore over their family photo albums, and appropriate a few of their precious mementos.

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