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Her name was Amara Devi , which means “ undying , " so she replied , “ Sir , my
name is that which never was , is , nor will be in this world . ” “ Nothing , ” he said ,
“ born in this world is undying . Is your name Amara ? ” She answered , “ Yes ...
Then Amara Devi offered the Buddha kunji to drink , and he accepted it , and he
thought to himself , “ If the maiden gives me the kunji without first washing the pot
, I will leave her at once . ” But Amara Devi washed the pot first , and then gave ...
So the Lord Buddha sat and mended the torn clothes and pillows ; and in the
evening Amara Devi came back from the fields carrying a bundle of firewood on
her head , and a sheaf of jungle leaves in the folds of her cloth . And Buddha
lived in ...
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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