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Nectar Questions

Questions in nectar i don't know the answers too

How many older sisters does Rukmani have? 3
How old is Rukmani when she marries Nathan? 12
When Rukmani becomes sick as she leaves her parents home, what is her new husbands reaction? he calms and sooths her
What do the mango leaves symbolize? happiness
How long is Rukmani in the village before meeting other women? one week
Why does Rukmani go into the village once or twice a week? to buy sugar, ghee, vegetables, and curds
How does old Granny make her living? selling peanuts and guavas
How long is Rukmani away from house helping the woman in labor? a day
When Rukmani begins taking better care of herself and leaving more farming work to Nathan, what does she do in her spare time? writing
Which one of the villagers marvels at Rukmanis writing skill? Janaki
Which of the villagers is scornful of Rukmanis writing skill? Kali
Who helps Rukmani when she is in child birth, and when she recovers from delivery? Kali helps her
Why does Kali disagree with Nathan killing the cobra? she believes they are sacred
How old is their daughter before Nathan takes an interest in her? 10 months
Why does Kali warn Rukmani not to let her daughter walk so early? because it will make her legs bend like hoops
What is Nathans roof made out of? dried coconut palm and clay
What do Rukmani and her mother do whenever Rukmani travels back to her childhood home? they go to a temple and pray before the diety
How long does it take the construction workers to build the tannery? 2 months
Why are some people disappointed when the construction workers leave? because they can no longer sell and trade with them
What does Kunthi call Rukmani when she complains about the towns expansion and the resulting noise? a queer being
What is Iras reaction when her parents restrict her freedom? she doesn't complain but she is not happy
How old is Ira when she is given to marriage? 14
How much money is in Ira's dowry? 100 rupees
What does Ira wear on her wedding day? a red sari
How many nights does the monsoon last? 8
Who are Nathan and Rukmani forced to buy from after the monsoon? Biswas
Who are the first to work in the tannery? Kunthis sons
How long does Ira's marriage last? 1 year
Which of Rukmanis sons is a great reader? Arjun
Why does Ira's husband refuse to take her back? he has taken another wife
What do Arjun and Thambi do with their wages each week? they give them to their parents
What role do Rukmani's sons play in the tannery trouble they are spokesmen
Where are Thambi and Arjun working when they leave for Ceylon? a tea plantation
What is Selvams new job when he leaves the village? a servant
Why does Kenny not remain in the village for long time periods? he cannot stand poverty
Who comes to the farm to collect the rent? Sivaji
What does Rukmani talk Nathan out of selling? the seeds
As Rukmani's family is waiting for the next harvest, even the fish becomes depleted. What does Rukmani do to feed her family? she gets the food from her secret hoard
How many portions worth of food do they have during the drought? 24
Why is Raja killed? for stealing a calfskin from the tannery
Which of Rukmanis children is in danger of dying of starvation? Kuti
Who does Rukmani accidentally attack in her house? Ira
What kind of harvest do Rukmani and Nathan have in chapter 17? a good one
What does Rukmani share with Kenny when she goes to his house? that Ira is pregnant
What does Biswas tell Rukmani when she goes into the village to sell her vegetables? that Kunthi told him she was having an affair with Kenny
Which of Nathans sons has no skill for farming? Selvam
How long should it take to build the hospital according to plan? a year
How long does it actually take to build the hospital? 7 years
What is Kennys most frequent saying when building the hospital? "find ways and means"
Who believes troubles at the tannery and around the world are caused by books? Kali believes
Which of Rukmanis sons marries of his own accord? Murugan
Who loves Sacrabani unconditionally other than his mom? Selvam
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