A HANDFUL OF RICE. AN INSIGHT lNT0 CONTEMPORARY ISXIS’I’ENCE. Kamala Markandaya in her fifth novel A Hundjiul oj’Rice, has once again dealt. A Handful of Rice has 76 ratings and 9 reviews. DescriptionAn extremely fascinating work of art which is compulsively readable and gratif. A compulsively readable story of struggle for survival in a large modern city and how it demeans human life. Ravi, son of a peasant, joins in the general exodus.

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She tries to change his way of life but fate conspires against him.

Charlotte Huyghe rated it it was ok Aug 25, Known for writing about culture clash between Indian urban and rural societies, Markandaya’s first published novel, Nectar in a Sievewas a bestseller and cited as an American Library Association Notable Book in Ellora rated aa liked it Jun 10, Ravison of a peasant, joins in the general exodus to the city, and, floating through the indifferent streets, lands into the underworld of hnadful criminals.

A Handful of Rice Kamala Markandaya Orient Paperbacks- India – pages 0 Reviews A compulsively readable story of struggle for survival in a large modern city and how it demeans human life. To ask other readers questions about A Handful of Riceot sign up.

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The novel is, in a sense, a saga of the triumph of human spirit over poverty’s privations and predicaments. Melinda rated it really liked it Jun 11, I was struck by its careful building of markaandaya world as experienced by the main character, a perpetually down-on-his-luck and somewhat shady common man.


Poverty, illness, analphabetism, work, family love are the topic of the book. Allerdings kann es nicht mit Das Gleichgewicht der Welt mithalten, welches ich vorher gelesen hatte. Known for writing about culture clash betwe Pseudonym used by Kamala Purnaiya Taylor, an Indian novelist and journalist.

Other Book Industry Professional. True to life, he must continue to deal with the temptation to return to his old ways, but also feels compelled to go forward for the sake of those he has come to care about. Nov 14, Mrkandaya rated it liked it Shelves: Kamala Markandaya, whose Nectar in a Sieve was a miniature epic about India’s poor, returns to the earlier concerns of that book in A Handful of Rice.

It is less compelling than the earlier book as a novel while managing the same concerned compassion. Just a moment while we sign you in to markandzya Goodreads account.

The novel depicts the hard struggle of life in a ;modern city and its demoralization. Certainly makes absorbing and enjoyable reading, the author has captured the mores, the lingo obtaining in the kamwla and by lanes of India. Apr 17, Rubanchinnapparaj added it. Sabrina rated it it was amazing Dec 05, She is the best writer now writing who generally uses an Indian background.

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A Handful of Rice by Kamala Markandaya

When Apu dies, the still rebellious but worn Ravi, now a father of three and head of the household, cannot keep his customers. The author recreates the life of the respectable poor with moving fidelity as they face the problems of food, illness, unemployment. Open Preview See a Problem? Oct 01, Fadoua rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Our protagonist rive seem to be a guy to root for – but the author does do a good job or handfkl you empathize with him.


Publicist or Marketing Professional. Jul 26, Paul hnadful it liked it. From among the handful of Indo-Anglian women novelists, Kamala Markandaya stands out as one of the3 finest and most impassionate writers of fiction. Indhumathi rated it liked it Feb 03, On the whole, a weird read. A Handful of Rice. Her greatest asset is her language – virile, vibrant and vigorous – with the right choice and turn of words and expressions.

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