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Shortly afterwards a band of Sinhalese came by : they also were on their way to
collect salt in the lagoons. Then the god called to the Sinhalese, and asked them
to carry him down across the river. The Sinhalese climbed the hill, and carried ...
ceremonies ; and that is why to this day, though the god is a Tamil god, and the
temple a Hindu temple, the kapuralas are all Buddhists and Sinhalese. The god,
therefore, is of the jungle ; a great devil, beneficent when approached in the right
From time to time the judge said a few sharp words in English to the interpreter :
Silindu and Babun were never quite certain whether he was or was not speaking
to them, or whether, when the interpreter spoke to them in Sinhalese, the words ...
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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