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“My father's brother married a woman of Kotegoda,” said Babehami. “In those
days wives brought dowries with them—of land. He went to live on her land at
Kotegoda: it lies fifty miles away, towards Ruhuna. His sons and daughters are ...
The result of his quarrel with his brother had made him feared and respected.
They had cultivated a chena in common, and a dispute had arisen over the
division of the produce. Punchirala considered himself to have been swindled.
He went ...
I will give work in my chenas to your brother. So your brother can leave the
woman and marry from another village.'” “I do not understand. I do not wish to
marry from another village. And what offer of the woman do you talk of P” “The
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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