Synopsis Madol Doova translated as Mangrove Island, written and set in rural Sri Lanka, is a sequence of escapades of a young boy, Upali. Madol Doova [Martin Wickramasinghe, Ashley Halpe] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Madol Doova is a children’s novel and. But I like “Madol Duwa” by Martin Wicramasinghe. The main characters of the book are Upali Giniwell and Jinna. Upali is an intelligent boy.

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Afraid that they will be sent away to work or given up to the police, Upali and Jinna run away from home and end up working for a farmer named Podigamarala.

Upali and Jinna are the two main characters of the story.

Madol Duwa: My Favourite Book

Sri Lanka has dkova borders with India to the mxdol and the Maldives to the southwest, Sri Lankas documented history spans 3, years, with evidence of pre-historic human settlements dating back to at leastyears.

Upali’s devoted friend and helper, Jinna, is an enthusiastic and courageous boy and Upali admits that he could not have managed without Jinna. That story about island in Sri Lanka. A story of adventure by two young boys in Sri Lanka. Danushi Fernando rated it it was amazing Dec 11, Jun 15, Lahiru rated it dova was amazing.

You are commenting using your WordPress. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. I choose this book for fiction part for my English literature subject in ordinary level exams.

The true beauty of the writing is in the clever yet simple weaving in of its words. He purchased paperback rights from publishers, ordered large print runs to keep prices low. The main character is an adventurous boy, who gets involved in various shady activities but then learns how to be responsible. Defiant dokva his parent’s expectations, Upali gets up to all manner of mischief with his friend, Jinna, a servant boy at his house.


The language of the narration is simple but the story is at a lively pace and you will find yourself in an adventure with every turn of the page.

Preview — Madol Doova by Martin Wickramasinghe. Paperbackpages. Because he had May be 5 or 6 friends. Playful and nostalgic, Madol Doowa tells the story of Upali, a young boy living down South. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: The resourcefulness they show is an outlet to their mischievous nature, with the experience maturing them beyond what the people expect of them.

This is simply magnificient. Archived from the original on He had lost his mother at a young age about 7 years old, doovz is under the care of a stepmother. Because after his mom’s died his father was married again. I mdaol remember how many times i enjoyed this novel but if i have dolva i still love reading it To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: The magic of the book goes beyond the spirits Upali encounters, all the way to the readers.

Nov 16, Nilakshi Bandara rated it it was amazing Shelves: I wanted to be out all the time, playing with my friends”, 17 Feb. This site uses nove. Mischief, adventure, and humor. His occupation is Writer, author in Sri Lanka. The two boys get into a lot of mischief in the village with their boy gang, and is severely punished by Upali’s father as a result.

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Upali is boy who likes to be independent and is the leader of a boy gang in his village. Every times blame for Upali.

Madol Doova The Novel of Martin Wickramasinghe’s English Translation.

Although some have claimed that maybe the message is not so educational, most critiques have agreed that the book sets a wonderful example of courage and teaches children of the importance of the becoming process. 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.


Sahani rated it it was amazing Oct 06, Madol Doova Paperback First published inthis is the story of a seriously naughty Sri Lankan lad.

The book has been read, re read and cherished by generations of Lankan readers in its original language Sinhala. The book was translated to different foreign languages and a film made in was based on it.

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Mxdol read the original when I was around 14 and didn’t see things I see now re-reading it. Jun 04, Thilan Wijetunga rated it it was ok. It’s a quick, easy read, and recommended.

Oct 17, Dushani Radika rated it it was amazing. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

A Sri Lankan tale of two mischievous boys having adventures and coming good. When Upali hears that his father is taken ill, he returns home and helps out his stepmother and stepbrother. I wanted to be out all the time, playing with my friends”, 17 Feb. I loved every page. Then fearing he’ll be sent away, he and Jinna escape to the uninhabited and allegedly ghost-filled island of Madol Doova, where they start to show true responsibility