Nectar in a Sieve | Study Guide

Kamala Markandaya

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Nectar in a Sieve | Character Map

Patient Patient Daughter Daughter Lovers Enemies Spouses Rukmani Optimistic, compassionate peasant; works hard to feed her children Nathan Determined rice farmer; works himself to death Kennington Frustrated, Western doctor; helps the poor Kunthi Manipulative prostitute; exploits others for survival Irawaddy Independent thinker; becomes prostitute to save her brother
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