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Then they went into the bazaar which was crowded with pilgrims, Hindus and
Buddhists, and Indian fakirs and Moormen. Innumerable bullock-carts stood on
the road and paths and open spaces, and the air rang with the bells of the bulls, ...
street, on each side of which were boutiques and houses and large buildings—
resting-places for the pilgrims. The street was thronged with pilgrims, idling,
buying provisions, hurrying to the temple. It was near the time for the procession
to start ...
Then the pilgrims called upon the name of the god, and with bowls of blazing
camphor upon their heads followed him in procession to his mistress's temple.
There the kapuralas, blindfolded, took the god, hidden by the cloth, from 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