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Two days' journey from Beddagama they joined a larger and more frequented
track. Here they continually met little bands of pilgrims bound for the same
destination as themselves. The majority of them were Tamils, Hindus from India,
from the ...
passing the shop of the Moorman, who had previously made many loans in
Beddagama: Cassim, who was sitting within doing nothing, knew Babun and
called out to him: “What are you doing in Kamburupitiya, Babun? Like cotton
down in a ...
I, too, come from over there, from Mahawelagama, beyond Beddagama. You
should go back to your village, woman.” “But my man, father, what about my man
?” The old man turned his head very slowly and looked THE VILLAGE IN THE ...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - kaitanya64 - LibraryThing
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