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It is long ago and about a woman. A young man hot after a woman | What use is it
? Send for him and be friends.”” 'The Mahatmaya is very good to us.” “I was
wrong, brother. I say it to you myself. I used shameful words to you. But that was
And what offer of the woman do you talk of P' “The woman came to the
Mahatmaya while you were away in the chena. She offered herself to him. The
Mahatmaya said to her, “I cannot take you unless the man gives you.” Then he
came to me: ...
What then 2 The Mahatmaya wants the woman now. He calls her to him : she will
not come ; you refuse to give her. Is it wise, wise brother ? Think a little. Is there
much kurakkan in the house after the drought? The Mahatmaya has made you ...
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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