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And Angohami there , who whines about her Podi Sinho , her man has had
twenty - five kurunies since the reaping of the last crop . These words of
Nanchohami were not without effect . An uneasy movement began among the
little group of ...
The failure of the previous year ' s chena crop had made it impossible to recover
anything ; in fact he was pestered with requests for further loans to tide the
debtors over the hot season , until the chenas could again be sown . The creditor
debtor : the permits would be given in favour of the debtors , who were to assign
their rights to Fernando for one - fifth of the crop . It was tacitly understood that if
the four - fifths of the crop . exceeded the amount of the loans and interest , 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
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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