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There were a fisher and his wife from the coast ; they were childless , and the
woman had vowed to go to the festival and touch the heel of the kapurala , in
order that the god might remove from her the curse of barrenness . Last , there
was an ...
Again , the pilgrims shouted the god's name , and women pressed forward to
touch the kapurala as he passed , for in this way they escape the curse of
barrenness . The kapurala carried the god to his mistress , and then retired . Amid
the roar ...
Have you touched the kapurala's foot and prayed for a child ? Truly they say he is
the god of the barren wife . Chi , chi , she covers her face with her hands . Is the
man dead then ? What has the widow to do in Beragama ? Ohé ! now , see .
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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