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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, " Rala- hami, if there be, the fault is not mine." Then he said, " The order ...
I have been to the Kachcheri to lay a complaint before the Agent Hamadoru. The
Agent Hamadoru is away on circuit. I cannot learn where he is or when he returns
.' ' Ohe ! a complaint ? Those dogs of peons ! Every one knows where the Agent ...
He is a Mudalali now : I expect he hopes to be made the Agent Hamadoru one
day." ' It is he, aiya, he and the headman. They want me to give my wife to the
Mudalali. I refused. Now they have taken my chena from me. They will ruin me.
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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