|Media type||Print (paperback)|
|Followed by||Kaliyugaya & Yuganthaya|
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.
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