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All of us enjoy drinking Tea, but we never know about the hard work put in by the laborers to produce it. It is interesting to know how generations of the Tea estate workers in Sri Lanka, who were brought in from South India as coolies, worked in appalling living conditions for a poor salary. During the 1964 pact between Sri Lanka and India, almost 52,000 Estate Tamil workers were deported to India. Those who opted to stay back in the island became one of the communities in the island called Up Country Tamils. They were the backbone of the Sri Lankan Economy.
The novel explains how Intelligence, Hard work, Perseverance and Determination could uplift the life of a man.
Relationships can develop anywhere – at school, in business, during travels and parties or even through traditions. Relationships are not destiny but something holy. When two minds think alike, it lays the foundation for a strong relationship. The love between same sexes is considered a taboo in several South Asian and Western countries.
In this book, stories are based on real incidents, with a blend of fiction, developed in different situations and surroundings. Some relationships are not accepted by the society. Caste is an important political and social issue in India, Sri Lanka and many other countries. It is the criteria in arranging marriages and entry to temples.
“As you sow so shall you reap” is the principle of Karma. This is reflected in some stories. Traditions hardly change with time. The social and traditional beliefs in life are handled in some of the stories in the book.