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By Neel Mukherjee

Ritwik Ghosh, twenty-two and lately orphaned, unearths the opportunity to begin a brand new existence whilst he arrives in England from Calcutta. yet to take action, he must never in simple terms relive his complete prior but in addition make feel of his courting along with his mom - scarred, abusive and all-consuming. yet Oxford holds little of the salvation Ritwik is seeking. as an alternative he strikes to London, the place he drops out of legit lifestyles right into a shadowy hinterland of unlawful immigrants. besides the fact that, the tale that Ritwik writes to stave off his loneliness - a omit Gilby who teaches English, song and Western manners to the spouse of a liberal zamindar - starts to discover ghostly echoes in his lifestyles along with his elderly landlady, Anne Cameron. yet then, one evening, within the badlands of King's go, Ritwik runs into the artful, unfathomable Zafar bin Hashm. As current and previous of numerous lives collide, Ritwik's personal is going into loose fall.

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1594 Vimaladharma Surya builds the Dalada Maligawa and the king's palace in Kandy. Failed Portuguese expedition to Kandy to install Dona Catherina as queen. 1594-1619 A series of revolts against Portuguese rule of Kotte. 1595-96 The arrival of Dutch ships in Asian waters. 1597 Death of Dharmapala. 1603 Death of Vimaladharma Surya. 1618 Revolt by a Christian Group in Jaffna against the ruler. 1619 Portuguese send an expeditionary force to Jaffna. The Jaffna ruler is captured with the help of the Christian minority and brought to Colombo.

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December 22 Major floods in the North Central and Eastern provinces. 1958 January 1 Bus transport service nationalized. Prime Minister Bandaranaike abandons the BandaranaikeChelvanayakam Pact. Sarvodaya movement founded. April 1 Campaign of obliterating Tamil name boards commenced. May 27 Communal riots break out; curfew imposed. July 7 Curfew lifted. July 18 Victoria Park, Colombo, renamed Vihara Maha Devi Park. August 1 Sri Lanka State Plantations Corporation established. Colombo Port nationalized.

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