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'Did your father teach you the making of the charm P' asked Karlinahami. 'Am I
not a vederala and the son of a vederala? The learning of the father is handed
down to the son.' 'Yes, I remember hearing my mother speak of him : there was
Even in those days he was a Tamil god, so he called to a band of Tamils who
were passing, and asked them to carry him down across the river. The Tamils
answered, 'Lord, we are poor men, and have travelled far on our way to collect
salt in ...
asked the judge. “Any questions o' asked the interpreter of Babun. Babun shook
his head. “What questions are there 2' he said. “Do you know this Mudalali 2"
said the judge to the Korala. 'I have seen him before in Kamburupitiya.' * Have
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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