Stories depicting our lifestyle
What I Saw What I heard
Author Rajithangani Unantenna Fernando
Written beautifully, this absorbing collection of travellers' tale
and short stories is a must read. The author takes the reader to several
sacred, historical and lesser known places, you may have visited before,
but makes you want to visit again.
The legendary stories and mysterious happenings she had heard, and
that which she shares with the reader, make this book really fascinating
and exciting. She awakens a deep feeling of faith and respect towards
these places of worship.
The stories constructed and woven around people she had met, seen and
observed make this book exciting, hilarious and humorous.
'Going Home', 'Sami the Cobbler' and 'Kiruban the postman' bring to
light the main social atmosphere we come across during our day-to-day
life, and the ambience of the places she has been to. 'The bus ride' is
a hilarious story which depicts the hasty life style in the city.
Simple people are living simple lives in a world of their own.
'This Land is mine', is a story, part real and part fictional, set in
a small beautiful village in the outskirts of Kandy, where the author
spent her childhood. The reader is transformed into a person living in
the village by the author's writing ability. She tells of life in the
village and portrays the lifestyles of the aristrocatic landlords as
well as that of the poor rural folk and aspirations, simple way of life
and traditions. Living lives with dignity honour and honesty.
Whilst telling us these stories the author attempts successfully to
convey to the reader different aspects of lifestyles of our society and
at the same time portrays the charm, grace and beauty of our land.