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Pawada: A Novel

Wimaladasa Samarasinghe (Author)

This is the story of the hardships and trials of a poor family who lived in the twentieth century under the tension of the caste-based agricultural society of Sri Lanka. The family belonged to one of the lowest castes, called Rada, among rural communities. For survival, they washed and ironed the dirty clothes of the other people without any charge, in return for paddy, but only during the harvest period. The story is about the sufferings of the family, be it due to the yearly floods, loss of shelter, or other tortures by the cruel society. But in spite of all the odds, they continue to fight for their survival and betterment with the hope that this would open up a new future for them.

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Title Pawada: A Novel
Format Softcover
Date published: 23.10.2020
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 9789386245670
length 20 x 14 x 4cm.