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In the end he was an absorbed listener as Karlinahami told the following story : 8
“ The Lord Buddha , in one of his previous lives , met a young girl carrying kunji '
to her father , who was ploughing in the field . And when he saw her he thought ...
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 sell balls of rice and sugar ; go on until you come to another
And Buddha lived in the house some days in order to learn the behaviour of the
girl . 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
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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