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Widows World in the East

Padma Edirisinghe (Author)
Synopsis The book Widows World in the East despite its high creativity and sensationalism could be described as a literary message that conveys the acute discriminations the widows in the East undergo. The writer herself a widow has bonded parts of her own life story into this almost incredible tale of a transmigration of souls or atma. The story is mainly enacted in Lanka's Land of Gods (the Ma Oya valley) and a typical oriental ethos runs throughout this tale narrated in English and in the writer’s unique style.
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About the author

Padma Edirisinghe

Padma Edirisinghe is a Sri Lankan who has earned a name for creative writing in English at both National and International levels. A former Director of Teacher Education, she simultaneously held the prestigious post of Secretary of the Education Publications Advisory Board. She was further the pioneer of the Children's Creative Writing Project as State level and the founder-President of the All-Island Teacher Writers 'Club. It was in her capacity as Chairperson of the Western Literary Panel of the Cultural Ministry that she participated in the Indian-Sri Lanka Writers' Conference (March 2000). At present President of the International Board on Books for Yound People, she has authored 13 books (in English and Sinhala) and six translations including UNESCO translations. A graduate of the University of Sri Lanka with postgraduate qualifications, she has also been appointed a Justice of Peace for the whole island. The author freelances for the Island's premier newspaper group i.e., The Lakehouse Group.

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Bibliographic information

Title Widows World in the East
Format Softcover
Date published: 01.01.2002
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 817646242X
length x+89p., 22cm.