Kamala Purnaiya

 

 

Age: 79

 

Summary: novelist who wrote under the pseudonym of Kamala Markandaya and helped forge the image of India for American readers with her writings, including her best known book Nectar in a Sieve, which was the main selection in "Book-of-the-Month" in March 1955.

 

 

Cause of Death: Kidney failure

 

Born: 1924

 

Died: May 16, 2004

 

Location: London, England