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Nectar in a Sieve

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Nectar in a Sieve, Kamala Markandaya. The John Day Company, 1954. First Book Club Edition.

Vintage hardcover with dust jacket covered in mylar protector. Jacket has a chip at bottom right corner. Beige boards are clean and in good condition. Tight binding. No markings inside. Nice copy.  

Kamala Markandaya was a prominent Indian novelist and journalist. Known for writing about cultural conflict between Indian urban and rural societies, Markandaya's first published novel, Nectar in a Sieve, was cited as an American Library Association notable book in 1955, and was a bestseller.