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The Novels of Kamala Markandaya - A Critical Study
The Novels of Kamala Markandaya - A Critical Study

The Novels of Kamala Markandaya - A Critical Study

by Ramesh K Srivastava

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Guru Nanak Dev University


N/A - Year: 1998 - Pages: 323



Ramesh K Srivastava
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Author: Ramesh K Srivastava
Publisher: Guru Nanak Dev University
Year: 1998
Language: English
Pages: 323
ISBN/UPC (if available): N/A


The present book on Kamala Markandaya is a collection of twenty two research papers written at different occasions for seminars and conferences, and then published in literary journals and anthologies. The papers interpret Markandaya’s novels in relation to the rural and urban life, love and death, faith and science, colonial consciousness and search for freedom, social life, feminism, and human relationships, men and machines, the problem of hunger and search for identity, as also symbolism, narrative technique and style.

The novels which have been discussed are: Nectar in a Sieve, Some Inner Fury, a Silence of Desire, Possession, A Hand ful of Rice, The Coffer Dams, Two Virgins, The Nowhere Man and The Golden Honeycomb.




Significance of the Title Nectar in a Sieve
A Village in Transition in Nectar in a Sieve
Symbolism in Nectar in a Sieve
The Pattern of Hope and Fear in Markandaya’s Nectar in a Sieve
Markandaya’s Nectar in a Sieve as a Tragedy
Limitations of Markandaya in Nectar in a sieve
Love and Death in Markandaya’s Some Inner Fury
Raging Inferno and Fumbling Inarticulacy: Limits of Markandaya’s Narrative Technique in Some Inner Fury
Stability and Changing Social Scene in Markandaya’s a Silence of Desire
The Tulasi and the Thermometer: Juxtaposition of Faith and Science in Markandaya’s A Silence of Desire
Woman as Possessor: A Reflection of Markandaya’s Anti-Patriarchal Rage and Divided-Consciousness in Possession
Levels of colonial Consciousness in Markandaya’s Possession
Markandaya’s A Handful of Rice: A Study
Symbolic Triumvirate: Bycycle Chain, Sari and Tin Trunk in Markandaya’s A Handful of Rice
Clinton-Helen-Bashiam Relationship in Markandaya’s The Coffer Dams
Machines and Men in Markandya’s The Coffer Dams
The Mother-Figures in Markandaya’s Two Virgins
Symbolism in Markandaya’s Two Virgins
The Theme of Hunger in Bhattacharya and Markandaya
Markandaya’s Style
The Problem of Identity in Markandaya’s The Nowhere Man
Search for Freedoms in Markandaya’s the Golden



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