International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Postcolonial Ecofeminism, Women and Land in Kamala Markandaya’sNectar in a Sieve
Gurpreet Kaur

This paper will analyse Kamala Markandaya’s novel, Nectar in a Sieve, through the framework of a materialist postcolonial ecofeminism. I will argue that the female protagonist Rukmani’s identity crisis is resolved through her ambivalence towards nature and spaces. It is indicative of the postcolonial environmental condition that she engages in to survive materially and triumph. Rukmani’s crisis of identity is mediated through the land— metaphorically and literally—in the novel.

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