Nectar in a Sieve
By Kamala Markandaya
(Signet Classics, Mass Market Paperback, 9780451528230, 208pp.)
Publication Date: January 2002
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 care for those she loved.
"Comparable in many ways to Cry, the Beloved Country...if anything...better." (Saturday Evening Post)