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It had once many hundreds of years ago been populous , & country with powerful
kings and a civilisation of its own . The ruins of great buildings and kings '
palaces and temples and gigantic dagobas still stand in Tissamaharama . And in
The green rice - fields stretched out before them , dotted over with watch - huts
and clumps of cocoanut - trees and red - roofed houses , and the immense white
domes of dagobas gleaming inthe sun . Beyond shone the pleasant sheet of
12 They picked lotus - flowers , and went to the great dagoba , which is called
after an ancient king , and laid the flowers upon the shrine as an offering , and
walked three times around , crying , " Sadhu ! Sadhu ! ” and thus acquired merit .
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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