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There is a great temple there , and the great Beragama deviyo lives in it . He is a
Tamil god , so they say ; but Sinhalese kapuralas o serve him in the temple . My
father used to say that he is a very great god . His power is over the jungle , and ...
The street was thronged with pilgrims , idling , buying provisions , hurrying to the
temple . It was near the time for the procession to start from the temple . The
festival lasted fourteen days , and every night the god was taken in procession ...
1 climbed the hill , and carried the god down , and bore him across the river , and
placed him upon its banks under the shadow of the trees , where now stands his
great temple . Then the god swore that he would no longer be served by Tamils ...
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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