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And as they moved away up the small path, which led from the tank to the
compounds, they murmured together that Nanchohami did not seem to
remember that they had to repay two kurunies of kurakkan for every kuruni lent to
Very soon after the reaping of the crop he was again at the headman's door,
begging for a little kurakkan to be repaid at the next harvest, or tramping the thirty
miles to Kamburupitiya to hang about the bazaar, until the Mudalali agreed once
What cattle these people are! Is Babun in my debt? Is he to get a share of my
chenas?” “Yes, aiya, I heard you tell him so.” “Well, is anything given for nothing?
Do they give you rice in the bazaar for nothing, or kurakkan or cloth P Do they?
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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