Nectar in a Sieve.
Item Number: 1380
London: Putnam, 1954.
First Edition of the author’s first book and masterpiece. Octavo. Original black cloth with titles to the spine in gilt. Inscribed by the author, “Best wishes and love, Kamala Markandaya January 1955”. A very good copy in the original dust jacket that shows some wear and chips. Scarce signed.
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).