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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 ...
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 debts ...
crop will pay it, but they don't care. They don't fence the chena or watch it; they sit
and sleep in the compound, and the deer and pig go off with my rupees in their
bellies. Isn't that true?' “It's true, aiya.' “And what can I do, a town man, with all ...
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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