Neectar In A Sieve Critical Analysis

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All books were written with a purpose. Every single page of it carries a profound word, sentence or paragraph that has interpretation/s which defines the book’s said purpose. In the broader point of view, books were classified into genres depending on its manner of composition based on the literary world. Naturalism is one of the classifications of literature; in which a book’s content deals with extreme realism or circumstances that possibly happen in life that one can’t even imagine. Naturalism is a literary genre that started as a literary movement in late nineteenth century in literature, film, theater and art. This movement suggested the role of family background, social conditions and environment in shaping human character. Thus, naturalistic…show more content…
Ahmad’s classic post-independence era novel is an exposition of peasant struggle, a gruesome celebration of the rural Malay livelihood and its associated pitfalls. Hence, both novels represented acclamations to certain causes. Markandaya’s Nectar in a Sieve was an extensive to numerous works in the society she lived in. All her concerns were silently published in this book, thus she lived a private life. However, insights were procurable into Nectar in a Sieve by evaluating the religious, political, and social contexts in which Markandaya lived and wrote. Furthermore, Kamala Markandaya was raised in India as a Hindu-Brahmin; Markandaya addresses a fundamental question of Hindu belief in her work: what does it mean to be human? To a Hindu, dharma is a moral or virtuous way of living, characterized in part by devotion to truth, the practice of forgiveness, inner and outer purity, controlling anger, not coveting material goods, and reducing attachments to worldly things. Familiar to all ages is the word Karma, little did most people know that Karma is a word that started from Markandaya’s era, which literally means “deed” or “action,” and because all life is interrelated, every deed has consequences. Human beings have free will and can choose their own actions to produce joy or misery for themselves and others. Suffering is a form of purification. The soul’s highest goal is liberation, and truth transcends all other moral values. Such Hindu beliefs are central to Markandaya’s Nectar in a

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