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The Korala Mahatmaya is a hard man : he said to me , “ Arachchi , there are guns in your village for which no permit has been given by the Agent Hamadoru . ” I said to him , " Ralahami , if there be , the fault is not mine .
Next day they went back to the Korala's house , and told a tale how the Korala Mahatmaya had got well on the way to my father's village , and so they had returned at once . But the girl had seen the Korala Mahatmaya in the village ...
The woman came to the Mahatmaya while you were away in the chena . She offered herself to him . The Mahatmaya said to her , “ I cannot take you unless the man gives you . " Then he came to me : he said to me , woman says this and that ...
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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