Nectar in a Sieve Topics for Discussion

Kamala Purnaiya Taylor
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Topic 1

Why does Nathan, who is so kind and doting towards his wife, father children with Kunthi after they are married?

Topic 2

What is the nature of the relationship between Kenny and Rukmani? Do you think there is a level to their relationship undisclosed by the narrator?

Topic 3

Why do Rukmani and Nathan adopt Puli in their final days in the temple?

Topic 4

Kenny’s character is difficult to completely understand throughout the novel. What do you think compels him to return to India, when he is openly frustrated and angry by the situation there? What is it about his and Rukmani’s relationship that has them both benefit from it?

Topic 5

Do you feel it was inconsiderate of Rukmani’s sons to leave their parents for off lands and no plans for the future? What is the responsibility towards parents that is warranted from children in...

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