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The villagers owned no jungle themselves ; it belonged to the Crown , and no
one might fell a tree or clear a chena in it without a permit from the Government .
It was through these permits that the headman had his hold upon the villagers .
house here , and clear chenas , as my father did and his father . " " Is it for this I
took you into my house ? Two years you have eaten my food . How much of my
kurakkan have you taken ? ” “ I have taken nothing from you . I have worked two ...
He had spoken Sinhalese to him ; he had not spoken in an angry voice , and he
was the same Hamadoru who had told him to clear out of the court when he was
charged before . “ It is as the Dissamahatmaya ? said . I have killed the Arachchi
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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
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Steve38 - LibraryThing
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