Gamperaliya (novel)

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Gamperaliya (novel)
Author Martin Wickremasinghe
Country Sri Lanka
Language Sinhala
Genre Historical novel
Publication date
1944
Media type Print (paperback)
Followed by Kaliyugaya & Yuganthaya

Gamperaliya (Sinhala, "The Transformation of a Village") is a novel written by Sri Lankan writer Martin Wickremasinghe and first published in 1944.

One of his most famous works, the book depicts the breakup of traditional village life due to the impact of modernisation. The gradual subversion of the traditional economic and social structure of the village by the commercial culture of the city is portrayed through the story of an aristocratic family in a southern village. The novel has been widely praised for its realism in depicting Sinhala rural life and is considered an important work of Sri Lankan literature.

The novel was made into a movie in 1964 by Lester James Peries.

See also[edit]

List of Sri Lankan films

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