(Last Updated on : 31/07/2014)
Being a social worker and journalist at the same time, Kamala Markandya could watch and analyze the individuals residing in the society. The novels of Kamala Markandya, in spite of considering society as the chief protagonist, rather the diversified human conditions happens to be her theme in her novels. The mellifluous novels of Kamala Markandya with an inherent poise foreshadows many diasporic issues with which the modern men is concerned about. The contemporary war and the post war situation characterized by poverty, hunger and betrayal, which dominates the human existence in an agonized world, happens to be the key theme of her novels. In the backdrop of the turbulent society, infected with the Struggle for independence, the novels of Kamala Markandya impersonate the tormented human condition.
Nectar in the Sieve
: - Nectar in the Sieve is a memorable saga of scuffling the poverty, hunger, betrayal and death portrayed by the experiences of the female protagonist, who has passed through the harsh realities of life.
Some Inner Fury
: - Amidst the chaotic political condition during the struggle for Independence is intertwined a romantic amour between two young individuals. The tensions between the characters and the personal rage of the female protagonist is the key subject, the novel "Some Inner Fury" is concerned with.
- Contemporary society as the essential background, "Nowhere Man" is concerned with the social groups and various political issues centering this social groups.
A Silence of Desire:
- A Silence of Desire narrates the quandary of an office clerk, caught between different values - old and new, eastern and western, religious and agnostic.
The Golden Honeycomb:
- The Golden Honeycomb depicts the princely India in all its glory.