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Markandaya, Kamala 1924-2004

Overview
Works: 122 works in 614 publications in 16 languages and 10,541 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Bildungsromans  Detective and mystery fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Interviews  Novels  Study guides 
Roles: Author, Creator
Classifications: PR9499.3.M367, 823.914
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Nectar in a sieve by Kamala Markandaya( Book )

189 editions published between 1954 and 2018 in 16 languages and held by 3,336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the story of a simple peasant woman in a primitive village in India, whose whole life was a gallant and persistent battle to care for those she loved
A handful of rice; a novel by Kamala Markandaya( Book )

48 editions published between 1966 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 942 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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 to the city, and, floating through the indifferent streets, lands into the underworld of petty criminals. He falls in love with pretty Nalini, and marries her against all odds. She tries to change his way of life, but fate conspires against him...and the story moves to a memorable climax."-- from Google Books, accessed 4-22-14
The golden honeycomb : a novel by Kamala Markandaya( Book )

18 editions published between 1977 and 2013 in English and held by 629 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bawajiraj, the benign Maharajah of a prosperous Indian State, rules with the help of his Brahim Prime Minister and the British Agent. He is immensely wealthy, but he is also a British puppet. Rabi, the child of Bawajiraj's union with a commoner, grows up as the focus of opposing influences, between which he must eventually choose
Two virgins; a novel by Kamala Markandaya( Book )

22 editions published between 1973 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 529 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Saroja lives in a village with her parents, aunt and beautiful elder sister Lalitha. Saroja’s life is uncomplicated, and simple things give her joy like the birth of a calf or a taste of one of Chingleput’s sweets. Lalitha, on the other hand, believes she is too good for the village. Ambitious and spoilt, she has dreams of being a movie star that are fulfilled when a film-maker casts her in his documentary on village life. Overnight Lalitha becomes the talk of the town; her latent sexuality manifests itself and she uses her elevated status to her advantage. Basking in Lalitha’s reflected glory Saroja tries to imitate her womanly wiles, which results in confused ideas about sexuality and ambition. But when the family is faced with a scandal, Saroja emerges with a practical outlook on life."--Publisher's description
Some inner fury by Kamala Markandaya( Book )

50 editions published between 1955 and 1991 in 8 languages and held by 477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mira, young daughter of an upper-class Hindu family, shows herself to us in relation to her Hindu family, to her Oxford-educated older brother, Kit, and Kit's shy new wife, Prem, and to the woman intellectual, Roshan, with whom she works on a nationalist periodical. She falls in love with Richard Marlowe, an official of the British government in India, which causes conflict in her family and at a time when the conflict between British rfule and the Indian will to freedom is growing
The coffer dams; a novel by Kamala Markandaya( Book )

25 editions published between 1969 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young British couple go to India to build a dam and discover some truths about themselves and their marriage
Possession : a novel by Kamala Markandaya( Book )

30 editions published between 1963 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this novel a father sells his son Valmiki to Lady Caroline Bell, a rich aristocratic woman, for five thousand rupees under the pressure of extreme poverty. His mother observed : "He has already decided. Did you not hear him? It was the money - it was too much for him. But it is always so, men are ever free and easy with that for which they have neither suffered nor laboured." Caroline takes the boy to England and raises him to be an artist. In psychological and spiritual terms Valmiki suffers degradation and looses much of his identity. In the end, he eventually returns to India to discover his true self. The novel emphasizes the cultural conflict between East and West. --www.writershideout.net et al
Shalimar by Kamala Markandaya( Book )

5 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and held by 362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A silence of desire by Kamala Markandaya( Book )

23 editions published between 1960 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ægteskabsroman fra Indien
The nowhere man : a novel by Kamala Markandaya( Book )

25 editions published between 1972 and 2012 in English and French and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Om en inder i London og hans reaktion på racefordomme og ydmygelser
Pleasure city by Kamala Markandaya( Book )

10 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In een klein vissersdorp in India verandert het leven ingrijpend als er een modern vakantiedorp wordt gebouwd
Novels for students. presenting analysis, context and criticism on commonly studied novels by Elizabeth Thomason( )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Profiles fifteen commonly studied novels by such authors as William Faulkner, Amy Tan, Margaret Atwood, and L. Frank Baum, providing plot summaries, biographical and historical context, examples of criticism, and discussion ofcharacters, themes, and style
Bombay tiger by Kamala Markandaya( Book )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nectar in a sieve and related readings by Kamala Markandaya( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ljubljeni tujec : roman by Kamala Markandaya( Book )

1 edition published in 1968 in Slovenian and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les sables chantants : roman by Kamala Markandaya( Book )

5 editions published in 1960 in French and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Honning i et sold by Kamala Markandaya( Book )

3 editions published in 1956 in Danish and Undetermined and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Geliebter Fremdling by Kamala Markandaya( Book )

1 edition published in 1961 in German and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vreden fra dybet by Kamala Markandaya( Book )

3 editions published in 1972 in Danish and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First person feminine : third series by Charlotte H Bruner( Recording )

in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Readings and commentary on fiction by contemporary women writers, mainly of the Third World
 
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Decentering Rushdie : cosmopolitanism and the Indian novel in EnglishKamala Markandaya : a critical study of her novels, 1954-1982
Alternative Names
Kamala Markandaya

Kamala Markandaya 1924-2004

Kamala Markandaya escritora india

Kamala Markandaya Indiaas journaliste (1924-2004)

Kamala Markandaya indische Journalistin und Schriftstellerin

Kamala Markandaya scrittrice e giornalista indiana

Kamalā Mārkṇḍeya, 1924-2004

Kamala Purnaiya Taylor écrivaine indienne

Kamala Purnalya Markandaya, 1924-2004

Markandajja, Kamala 1924-2004

Markandaya, Kamala

Markandaya, Kamala, 1924-

Markandaya, Kamala, 1924-2004

Markandaya, Kamala, pseud., 1924-2004

Markandaya, Kamala Purnalya, 1924-2004

Markandaya, Kamla

Markandaya Kamla 1924-2004

Markandeya, Kamala

Mārkaṇḍeya, Kamalā, 1924-2004

Purnaiya Taylor, Kamala.

Taylor, Kamala P. 1924-2004

Taylor, Kamala Purnaiya

Taylor, Kamala Purnaiya 1924-

Taylor Kamala Purnaiya 1924-2004

Taylor, Kamala Purnaya 1924-

Пурнайя, Камала

कमला मार्कण्डेय

கமலா மார்க்கண்டேய

ಕಮಲಾ ಮಾರ್ಕಾಂಡೇಯ

마르칸다야, 카말라

Languages
English (338)

French (61)

German (35)

Danish (12)

Italian (12)

Malay (5)

Spanish (5)

Dutch (5)

Finnish (4)

Hindi (4)

Slovenian (3)

Sinhalese (3)

Chinese (2)

Thai (2)

Vietnamese (1)

Czech (1)