Nectar in a Sieve Setting & Symbolism

Kamala Purnaiya Taylor
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Ceylon

Ceylon is a place 100 miles away where Arjun and Thambi go to seek work.

Bullock Cart

The bullock cart is a cart pulled by bulls. This was the cheapest and most widely used form of travel for Rukmani and her family.

The Tannery

The tannery is a factory built for the purpose of tanning hides on a mass level. These skins were valuable as they were a staple piece of clothing among Indians.

Rice Paddy

The rice paddy is the field that was designed to hold a certain amount of water so that the rice could grow.

Sari

A sari is the traditional woman's dress in India.

Dowry

A dowry is an amount of money and objects of worth given by the bride’s family to the husband in marriage.

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