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Her name was Amara Devi , which means ' undying , ' so she replied , “ Sir , my
name is that which never was , is , nor will be in this world . ' ' Nothing , ' he said , '
born in this world is undying . Is your name Amara ? ' She answered , ' Yes , sir .
But Amara Devi washed the pot first , and then gave the kunji . The Buddha drank
the kunji , and said , ' Friend , where is your house that I may go to it ? ' And
Amara Devi answered , ' Go by this path until you come to a boutique where they
At the end of three days he gave her half a seer 11 of rice , and said , ' Amara
Devi , cook for me kunji , boiled rice , and cakes . ' She never thought to say , '
How can I cook so much out of half a seer of rice ? ' but was ready to do as she
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Set in colonial Ceylon, this novel is vivid and readable. While the author clearly illustrates a particular culture and time, that of a rural family in the "dry" forest area, where life is ... Read full review
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Dear me but this is a depressing book. Everything that can go wrong does go wrong for the main characters. Written from the point of view of impoverished, uneducated jungle dwellers in Sri Lanka by ... Read full review