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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Was cool to read, cause I’ve been to Sir Lanka for a while I got some of the cultural references! Books by Martin Wickramasinghe.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. The search for roots is a central theme in Wickramasinghe’s writings on the culture and life of the people of Sri Lanka. The amdol character is an adventurous boy, who gets involved in various shady activities but then learns how to be responsible. Then Upali loves adventures and it is this teenage venturesomeness that leads Upali and Jinna Upali’s friend and a sevent-boy in his household to walk away from the class structure and make bold choicesface the consequences and to face the realities in their own terms.

When his mom was dies he was 7 years old. The adventures of the protagonist and his friend like Asians Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn moved me frequently, made me laugh, smile but, above all, feel an inmense tenderness from the beginning to end. Halpe’s translation, it’s really good so you won’t regret reading it.

At that age there maol something profoundly evocative in words like Island, boats, adventure and so forth and I have remembered Upali’s adventures with great pleasure over the years.


Madol Doova

Jul 24, Suzan rated it it was amazing. Upali and his friends play a lot of mayhem in the village.

Madol Doova is one of Martin Wickramasinghe’s best known books. He was a small boy. To say something about Prof. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Upali and Jinna are the two main characters of the story.

Maybe one day my Sinhala will be good enough to read this in it’s original format. It was first published in The film of is also known after the name of “Enchanted Island”.

There is some similarity in the approach of the novel to R. Was cool to read, cause I’ve been to Sir Lanka for a while I got some of the cultural references! They find out that there is a stranger living in the island and manage to catch him. Madol doova is Mango island. I choose this book for fiction part for my English literature subject in ordinary level exams.

The two start a farm and reap a good harvest as well. Danushi Fernando rated it it was amazing Dec 11, To ask other readers questions about Madol Doovaplease sign up.

Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. You are commenting using your Facebook account. Cheaper, lower quality paper, glued bindings, and the lack of a cover may contribute to the lower cost of paperbacks. Its geographic location and deep harbours made it of strategic importance from the time of the ancient Silk Road through to World War II.

PaperbackThird English Editionpages. Because after his mom’s died his father was married again.

That story about island in Sri Lanka. Bridgets Jadol in Colombo, jayasuriya notably was the first student to pass the Senior Cambridge exam at the school. The name of the story, “Madol Doova”, means “island of mangroves” in the Sinhala language.

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The language of the narration is simple but the story is at a lively pace and you will madlo yourself in an adventure with every turn of the page. Boy goes on an adventure! Post was not sent – check your email addresses!

After settling up a legal issue for farming on government land, he finally returns to the plantation on Madol Doova, which had now developed into a prosperous venture with the help of Jinna. I read this before my grade 5 scholarship examination.

Apr 03, The novel has been translated into several languages, and was made into a film of the same name in Even though I highly recommend the Sinhalese version for native speakers this translation by Professor Ashley Halpe does no injustice!! Sahani rated it it was amazing Oct 06, This page was last edited on 17 Januaryat Sri Lanka was known from the beginning of British colonial rule until as Doovx, Sri Lankas recent history has dova marred by a thirty-year civil war which decisively ended when the Sri Lankan military defeated the Liberation Tigers amdol Tamil Eelam in I can’t read Tamil enough to read a novel but my sister can.

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