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'we were coolies, high-class coolies, administrative coolies who kept the
government services running. Yes, that's what we were.' And then, encouraged
by Lali's laughter, he summed it up in one of his aphorisms. 'From south India
they got the ...
If he thought he was going to be of any use to those poor coolies who were being
thrown out of the estates, he was silly and romantic. Lal was probably doing what
he could and would have sent for Vijay if he was needed. 'I just want to go and ...
People did not choose to live in vl Hatton, they were posted there, and left it as
quickly as they decently could. Except, that is, for the coolies, who lived and
perished among the tea-bushes and nourished them with their remains when
they were ...
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WHEN MEMORY DIESUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
First published in Britain, a novel that movingly details how three generations of idealists try to find meaning and purpose as their country, Sri Lanka, becomes another killing field. The author ... Read full review