In Kamala Markandaya’s novel, Nectar in a Sieve, the woman of great courage, Rukmani, is forced onto the commencement of a fast changing India caused by an increase in economic activity, urbanization and centralization of power. Rukmani resists and then is forced to conform to changes in her environment. Unlike those around her who threw their past away with both hands that they “might be the readier to grasp the present,” Rukmani “stood by in pain, envying such easy reconciliation” (Markandaya 29)
INTRODUCTION Kamala Markandaya has international recognition as a novelist. We observe an element of realism in her first novel Nectar in a Sieve which brought great fame to her. She indeed concerned with the problems of rural India before independence. The novel records vividly the poverty-stricken, heart-breaking existence of the peasant tenant farmers of Madras province. There is a universality of love and loyalty in the story of Rukmani’s family that will appeal to the readers all over world
Kamala Markandaya is one of the finest and outstanding woman novelists of post independence India ,internationally known as the writer of Nectar in a Sieve. She belongs to both the East and the West . India is the country of her birth and upbringing and England that of her adoption. She lived for some time in a South Indian village and gained the first-hand knowledge of Indian rural life. She was a journalist in India before migrating to London. She married an Englishman and finally settled in England
the status of a feminist writer. (Dash and Namita 7) Although Narayan is not extensively known as feminist novelist but the way he depict the images of female characters in his novel is clearly affirm that he is one of a feminist novelists. Rosie is a brave example and outstanding modern woman that Narayan has portrayed. Kamala Markandaya projects Rukmani as the one who celebrates her womanhood; balancing her emotionality with her indomitable spirit. Rukmani completely fits in to what Neena Arora’s
The plot and the character hold on a realistic portrayal. Kamala Markandaya has presented Rukmani as the central woman protagonist. Rukmani tells her story at reminiscence nearly ten years back as first person narrator by her own direct observations, feelings, and describing other character through her own eyes
studied the novels of D. H. Lawrence, Virginia Woolf, James and Proust, which exercised deep impression on her. Recently she studied some western novelist and poets i.e. Kawabata, Rimband, Hopkins and Lawrence which also impressed her novels deeply and in this account she used flashback and stream of consciousness technique in some of her novels.
THE SIGNIFICANCE OF MAN- WOMAN RELATIONSHIP IN ANITA DESAI 'S SELECT NOVELS CHAPTER-1 INTRODUCTION MAN-WOMAN RELATIONSHIPS Man-woman relationship is as old as human existence. It was, in olden times, a biological necessity. In literature which is a reflection of life it forms the core. Right from the ancient epics and legends, literary endeavor has been to portray this relationship along with its concomitants, and to bring out the tragedy or otherwise resulting from it. The portrayal of man-woman