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To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 4. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Apr 27, Carmen rated it really liked it Shelves: sri-lankan-literature. 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.
However, I have to say, I loved it. I found it so innocent in both its style and plot, it has been like breathing fresh air. It portrays childhood friendship in rural SL time ago so we have to relate the episodes to a certain historical moment without judging them.
The adventures of the protagonist a 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.
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. There are books you read but there are others you read and never forget: this is one of the latter for many reasons To say something about Prof.
Halpe's translation, it's really good so you won't regret reading it. I liked the fact that it has the Sri Lankan colouring with names of titles, food etc.
I read the original when I was around 14 and didn't see things I see now re-reading it. And I didn't noticed it earlier, being motherless and having a step-mother is a key reason for Upali's rebellious personality.
It's his way of "punishing" his father for forgetting his mother so soon. 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 choices , face the consequences and to face the realities in their own terms. The island helps to shape Upali into a mature figure a one who is responsible, independent and caring.
View all 3 comments. Jun 18, Sandy rated it it was amazing. I know my first encounter with this book is way before , just can't remember when. But I can remember the blue cover with a boat and two boys. How wonderful it was. Nostalgia hits every time I think of this. M I know my first encounter with this book is way before , just can't remember when. Wickramasingha wrote in his beautiful flow of language with arousing curiosity which makes the reader a slave to the book.
Translated to many languages from Sinhalese, Madol Doowa still holds the place as one of the best books of Sinhalese literature. Feb 22, Raisa rated it really liked it Shelves: fiction , sri-lankan-authors , kid-s-books. Playful and nostalgic, Madol Doowa tells the story of Upali, a young boy living down South.
He faces tragedy at a very young age, but that doesn't change his playful nature. Defiant of his parent's expectations, Upali gets up to all manner of mischief with his friend, Jinna, a servant boy at his house.
The book is simply written, but deals with quite complex issues, such as death, loss and guilt. Yet through it all it maintains its playful tone, and is a great snapshot of rural life at the time Playful and nostalgic, Madol Doowa tells the story of Upali, a young boy living down South. Yet through it all it maintains its playful tone, and is a great snapshot of rural life at the time it's said to be set around the s. Madol Doowa has been made into a movie and teledrama, and you can even go see the island which is said to have partially inspired Martin Wickramasinghe, not far from his home in Koggala.
It's a quick, easy read, and recommended. Dec 07, Isumi Bandara rated it it was amazing. This is Sri Lankan famous book. I read this book many times. This book wrote Mr. Martin Wickramasinghe. I will discuss about him self also. Martin Wickramasinghe is very famous writer was Sri Lanka. When he dies he was 86 years old. His nationality is Sri Lankan. His ethnicity is Sinhalese. His occupation is Writer, author in Sri Lanka.
His wife was Kataluwe Balage Prema de Silva. Now I'm going discuss about Madol Doova. That story about island in Sri Lanka. Madol doova is Mango island. His mom was died. When his mom was dies he was 7 years old. Because after his mom's died his father was married again. Every times blame for Upali. In their home had a servant. He was a small boy. Because he had May be 5 or 6 friends. His best friend also was Jinna. Jinna is very kind. His author friends was Dagadasa,Jinadasa and More If he was adult and went to madol doova to live; with Jinna.
They was first persons of lived madol doova. View 1 comment. Oct 01, Hassan rated it really liked it. I loved every page. There is adventure, boats, good and bad guys! At that age there is 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. Jul 26, Sanath86lk Thusaya hewa rated it really liked it. The ambition of the "martin wikrama sinhe" that he going to made.
Jun 04, Thilan Wijetunga rated it it was ok. I read this before my grade 5 scholarship examination. At that time I was very interested this.
Suitable for Teenagers. Oct 21, Ranga rated it it was amazing.
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See the full list. The adventure of a rebellious child, running away from his house to an island called Madol Duwa. Mangrove Island. Main actor is Ajith Jinadasa who plays the role of Upali Giniwella, a young rebellious youth who travels to a small island to get away from the restrictive society around him. The film is based on Martin Wickremasinghe's famous novel. It was a commercial success.
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The book recounts the misadventures of Upali Giniwella and his friends on the Southern coast of Sri Lanka during the s. It later describes the efforts of Upali and his friend Jinna to lead their lives in a small deserted island. The novel has been translated into several languages, and was made into a film of the same name in Upali Giniwella is a boy living in a village in southern Sri Lanka.
The film is based on Martin Wickremasinghe's novel Madol Doova. It was a commercial success. Young Upali Giniwella Nandana Hettiarachi who grows up into Ajith Jinadasa is resentful of his new stepmother Somalatha Subasinghe and lashes out by committing harmless acts of mischief around the village. For this Upali is sent to a boarding school where he bonds with the headmaster Joe Abeywickrema. He once again gets into trouble however and is returned home when a new headmaster installed.
After doing my research online , I managed to book South Lake for short stay, from the entrance itself we been treated nicely, every single person works with awesome Sri Lankan smile and they are truly willing to help without been lazy, one thing made me realized that from the time of hotel construction to service everything is properly planned and design and facilitie After doing my research online , I managed to book South Lake for short stay, from the entrance itself we been treated nicely, every single person works with awesome Sri Lankan smile and they are truly willing to help without been lazy, one thing made me realized that from the time of hotel construction to service everything is properly planned and design and facilities meet global hotel standards in many ways , you get proper warnings for hazards, hotel rooms contain almost every features and every detail is well designed, assume everything was done according to hotel compliance and I clearly noted the difference compare to typical design and proper compliance. The best place I have ever stayed in. We stayed in the Dubu suite, a room that is bigger than our London flat! We had our own private pool and gardens, a luxurious outdoor shower and beautiful four poster bed. The ceiling was hand carved wood. The service was incredible, nothing was left to chance, we went for breakfast, when we returned the room was clean, we