Log in to Your Nectar Account Nectar Only select this if you are on a personal device To keep your details secure it is not advised to use Remember me on public devices Accept and close Dismiss SparkNotes Nectar in a Sieve Nectar in a Sieve is a novel by Kamala Markanday that was first published in . Nectar Nectar is a sugar rich liquid produced by plants in glands called nectaries, either within the flowers with which it attracts pollinating animals, or by extrafloral nectaries, which provide a nutrient source to animal mutualists, which in turn provide antiherbivore protection. Nectar in a Sieve by Kamala Markandaya, Paperback Barnes Nectar in a Sieve is an Indian family story that is culturally and socially sound It is a beautiful story of a family that went through a lot in their life I find the Indian culture richly interwoven with the events of the story that involves a family grappling with survival in a setting that is immensely povertous. Nectar in a Sieve by Kamala Markandaya Nectar in a sieve isn t a story but collection of memories of days past and present Set in a village in southern India, this is story of a woman and the hardships she faces with her family when the country is in the brink of industrialization and stepping out of decades of colonialism. Nectar Definition of Nectar by Merriam Webster Nectar is often mentioned in conjunction with ambrosia, the food of the Greek and Roman gods For centuries, English speakers have used ambrosia to refer to something with an extremely pleasing taste or smell and nectar to refer to a delicious drink, especially a fruit juice To the ancient Greeks and Romans, however, the powers of nectar and ambrosia far exceeded those of any earthly fare consuming nectar and ambrosia gave the gods their immortality.