Nectar in a Sieve Part Two, Chapters 24-30: Summary and Analysis

Kamala Markandaya

Part Two, Chapters 24-30: Summary and Analysis

New Characters
Puli: An orphaned street child afflicted with leprosy who befriends Nathan and Rukmani.

Birla: A female doctor for whom Murugan worked as a servant.

Das and his wife: Servants who work for Birla.

Ammu: Murugan’s wife.

Summary
Nathan and Rukmani pack their few belonging, sell what they do not need, and travel by bullock cart for several days to the city in which Murugan lives. The hustle and bustle of the big city, in which cars, bicycles, and bullock carts clog the roads, is much different from their small town and makes it impossible for Rukmani and Nathan to get around. Unable to find Murugan’s address, Rukmani and...

(The entire section is 1081 words.)