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... and every night the god was taken in procession through the village: it
culminated in the great procession of the fourteenth night, which falls when the
moon is full ; and in the ceremony of the following morning, when the kapurala
goes down, ...
Again, the pilgrims shouted the god's name, and women pressed forward to
touch the kapurala as he passed, for in this way they escape the curse of
barrenness. The kapurala carried the god to his mistress, and then retired. Amid
the roar of ...
The tears came into her eyes and ran down her cheeks as time after time the roll
of the many voices surged about her ; and when at last the great moment came,
and the kapurala appeared carrying the god under the black cloth, and over the ...
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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