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Markandaya, Kamala

Born: 1924 AD
Died: 2004 AD
Nationality: Indian
Categories: Authors, Journalist, Writers

1924 – Kamala Markandaya, born in Kamala Purnaiya in Mysore. She was a pseudonym used by Kamala Purnaiya Taylor, an Indian novelist and journalist.

1948 – She graduated in history from the University of Madras and, after a brief stint in journalism, migrated to England.

1955 – Her first published novel, Nectar in a Sieve, was a bestseller and named a notable book by the American Library Association.

1965 – 1983 – Some Inner Fury, A Silence of Desire, Possession, A Handful of Rice, The Nowhere Man, Two Virgins, The Golden Honeycomb, and Pleasure City.

2004 – Died on the 16th of May in London, England due to Kidney failure.