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Nectar in a Sieve Access Edition

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EMC Access Editions: Nectar in a Sieve Access Edition
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Author(s): Kamala Markandaya

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Recommmended: High School; Moderate

Work without hope draws nectar in a sieve,
And hope without an object cannot live.


These words by Samuel Taylor Coleridge make a fitting introduction to a novel about the life of Rukmani, an Indian peasant woman who struggles to care for her family and to hold onto hope, even as she faces the famine and poverty that gripped India during the period of British rule. She and her family and friends in the village struggle in different ways to adapt to a new environment and to the influx of new people and cultures.

This complete study edition includes information about British Colonialism and the struggle for Indian independence, the geography, climate, and culture of India, study questions, writing ideas, projects, related readings, and more.

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• Related readings, as well as historical and background information, build cross-curricular connections
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Access Edition novels, plays, and nonfiction works develop the same reading strategies found in the Literature and the Language Arts textbooks.

• Guided Reading Questions guide students through the work by raising important issues in key passages.
• Footnotes explain obscure references, unusual usages, and terms meant to enter students’ passive vocabularies.
• Words for Everyday Use entries define and give pronunciations for difficult terms meant to enter students’ active vocabularies.


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Author Bio
Kamala Markandaya was born and educated in southern India. When she was in her late thirties she moved to England and eventually became a prolific novelist. Her early novels illustrate the political and economic struggles that India has faced. Markandaya’s work also focuses on the pressures of modernization on traditional Indian society. Her other titles include The Silence of Desire, Possession, A Handful of Rice, The Coffer Dams, The Nowhere Man, and The Golden Honeycomb.