My favourite book is Madol Doova. It is written by Martin Wickramasinghe. Madol Doova is an interesting children’s story. The main character in. Madol Doova is a novel written by Martin Wickramasinghe. It is very popular in Sri Lanka. It is a very interesting book and it is written in simple. Madol Doova is a children’s novel very popular not only in Sri Lanka but all over the world. It was written by Martin Wickramasinghe and it was published for the.

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Madol Doova translated as Mangrove Island, written and set in rural Sri Lanka, is a sequence of escapades of a young boy, Upali, accompanied with his friend Jinna. His ever flowing energy cannot be tolerated by anyone so he leaves home.

His friend Jinna follows him to Madol Doova. The amazingly descriptive text leaves dokva one stone unturned about the Sri Lankan culture. There is promise of an all-round Sri Lankan experience and the reader will end this tale visibly more knowledgeable about the country.

The language of the narration is simple but the story is at a lively pace and you will find yourself in an adventure with every turn of the page. Though the book is a mere pages long, Mr.

Wickramasinghe has successfully painted the country in its true colours of yellow orange and green accompanied by scenes dooa anecdotes of paddy fields, fishermen, tea and often superstition. The magic of the book goes beyond the spirits Upali encounters, all the way to the readers. I feel regardless of where you live or where Upali comes from, his trials, his emotions and the pickles he gets himself into are surprisingly relatable and reaches beyond cultures.


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Amalie (Colombo, Sri Lanka)’s review of Madol Doova

We find how the two boys fend for themselves during a period when such a thing was unimaginable. Today this seems an almost prophetic calling. The resourcefulness they show is an outlet to their mischievous nature, with the madlo maturing them beyond what the people expect of them.

His boyish sense of adventure and curiosity that was once an untamed burden for his family and the villagers, makes for a lively story for us the readers. There is always his never ceasing energy and spirit making Madol Doova a delightful account of a prankster showing courage and quickness of spirit when faced with adversity.

The book has been read, re read and cherished by generations of Lankan readers in its original language Sinhala. Since its first publications indooova has been quickly translated to many other languages including English, Chinese and Russian and been continued to be loved around the world.

Madol Doova

The true beauty of the writing is in the clever yet simple weaving in of its words. He marol his career at age 13 and continued until he was 86 years old. His works being penned in both the English and Sinhala languages and thereafter being translated to many others languages.

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His stories outline simple rural Sri Lankan lives yet with a powerful human understanding.

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In his works he explores and applies modern knowledge on natural and social sciences, literature, philosophy and religion. I know that the above book may not be as mainstream and modern as the works of fiction one reads today, but I thought its time my blog gives exposure to some literature from where I come from.

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Synopsis Madol Doova translated as Mangrove Island, written and set in rural Sri Lanka, is a sequence of escapades of a young boy, Upali, accompanied with his friend Jinna. A compilation of Sri Lankan literature Cinderzenablogs.

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