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Nectar in a Sieve

by Kamala Markandaya  |  Grades 8-12

Nectar In a Sieve recounts the moving story of a peasant woman in a primitive village in India who must adapt to change as her quiet, agrarian way of life passes away, her village becomes an industrial town, and she loses much of what she had.

Although this powerful novel has a dark plot, it is also full of hope in humanity's ability to display enduring love through all circumstances.

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