What are some of Rukmani's struggles in "Nectar in a Sieve"?

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Rukmani, the main character goes through many struggles in this work, beginning with her marriage to a man from a lower social class than her family.

Her first struggle is to get used to the idea of living with her husband Nathan in a mud hut, with no furniture.  Rukmani was married off by her family to a poor farmer, due to the fact that her family had no dowry to provide her with for a more suitable marriage.

Rukmani struggles to adjust to her new life of...

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