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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I wanted to be out all the time, playing with my friends”, 17 Feb.

Jinna thinks he is a fraud, but under their guidance and encouragement he becomes an active and energetic man. Every times blame for Upali. I can’t read Tamil enough to read a novel but my sister can.

They find out that there is a stranger living in the island and manage to catch him. I read this book many times. Defiant of his parent’s madop, Upali gets up to all manner of mischief with his friend, Jinna, a servant boy at his house. The magic of the book goes beyond the spirits Upali encounters, all the way jadol the readers.

A Buddhist statue in the ancient capital city of Polonnaruwa12th century.

Madol Doova – Martin Wickramasinghe | Review – Cinderzena’s Book Blog

Tbh, I think a lot of the amazing-ness of this book was lost in translation. The two parties agree not to disturb each other. Refresh and try again. It was first published in Though the book is a mere pages long, Mr. I approached this book by friendship as a lovely friend gifted me this book as representative of the literature of her country, so my predisposition to read it was beyond the mere literary motivation.


Madol Doova

Return to Book Page. Reminiscent of Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn. Dooba also a teledrama based on the same book. September 30, — Shelved Paperback Edition. A compilation of Sri Lankan literature Cinderzenablogs. While working, the two boys see an island covered by dense forest, and decide to go and live there. Do you speak Sinhala too? Madol Doova was first published in in Sinhalaas a children’s novel. Though snubbed at first, later he becomes friendly with the boys and learns to help in the farm work.

When he returns home, the two boys are caught trying to raid an orchard. Macol that time I was very interested this. Madol Doova is one of Martin Wickramasinghe’s best known books. Wickramasinghe has successfully painted the country in its true colours of yellow orange and green accompanied by scenes and anecdotes of paddy fields, fishermen, tea and often superstition.

I read this before my grade 5 scholarship examination.

Notify me of new posts via email. July 21, — Shelved as: Two characters, Upali Giniwella and his friend, go through all sorts of adventures and mishaps as the main character is an orphan and his best friend is the child servant in their house. 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.

Along with the Maldives, Sri Lanka is one of the two countries in South Asia that are rated among high human development on the Human Development Index. Was cool to read, cause I’ve been to Sir Lanka for a while I got some of the cultural references! Jun 16, Shani Asokan rated it liked it.

Finished Reading Paperback Edition. They learn that the deserted island, Madol Doova, is believed to be haunted, but start farming there with the help of Podigamarala. Discover new books on Goodreads. They learn that the deserted island, Mafol Doova, is believed to be haunted, but start farming there with the help of Podigamarala. 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.


I choose this book for doovva part for my English literature subject in ordinary level exams. No trivia or quizzes yet.

Even after printing became widespread, many childrens tales were originally created for adults. Upali, with the servant boy of the house, Junna run away from the village and settle in a solitary island called Madol Doova which is believed to be full of snakes and haunted by ghosts.

Delightful must-read when visiting the Koggala area in Sri Lanka. Every times blame for Upali. His ever flowing energy cannot be tolerated by anyone so he leaves home. Since the 15th dooav, a quantity of literature, often with a moral or religious message, has been aimed specifically at children.

Sri Lanka has a rich Buddhist heritage, and the first known Buddhist writings of Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka is a republic and a unitary state governed by a semi-presidential system. Playful and nostalgic, Madol Doowa tells the story of Upali, a young boy living down Madpl.