Handful of Rice
A compulsively readable story...
Ravi, son of a peasant, joins in the general exodus to the city, and, floating through the indifferent streets, lands into the underworld of criminals. He falls in love with pretty Nalini who tries to change his way of life... and the story moves to a memorable climax."...the author has successfully captured the moods, the spirit and, the lingo obtaining in the streets and by-lanes of India." - Indian Express "Her language is virile, vibrant and vigourous with the right choice of words and expressions... an absorbing and enjoyable reading." - Sunday Standard "Shades of Pearl Buck haunt the descriptions, situations and the characters." - Tribune