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Author Name: Pon Kulendiren | Format: Paperback | Genre : Literature & Fiction | Other Details

The novel covers the period during British rule in Sri Lanka and after its independence in 1948. Chunnakam is a farming village in the Jaffna peninsula. The hero in this novel is a doctor in the Sri Lankan Government, born and grew up in that village. After the ethnic riots, he migrates to Canada and marries a Malaysian Tamil girl. He returns alone to his village after four decades to sort out the legal issues associated with the will written by his parents. The novel covers the experience he had when he returned to his village. He is surprised to see that his school day’s girlfriend lives unmarried. He notices the economic, cultural, political and social changes that took place in his motherland over the last four decades. He revives his memories before leaving the paradise island.

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Pon Kulendiren

Born in Nallur, Jaffna, Sri Lanka, Pon Kulendiren studied high school at John’s College and then obtained a B.Sc. Hons. degree in Physics
from the University of Colombo. He worked as a senior engineer in the Department of Telecommunications in Sri Lanka for 14 years. He is qualified as a CIM (UK), IEE (UK) and CIMA (UK) Intermediate. He was the president of Peel Tamil Seniors in Mississauga (2001–04) and implemented several projects. He has worked as a senior telecommunications engineer and operations manager in Oman, Dubai, London, the USA and Canada.

He started writing short stories at the age of 12 and has written social science fiction, short stories, essays and novels in Tamil and English. Many of his books and short stories have won awards and prizes. He runs the dual-language website, His books are available on Amazon KDP. His stories were published in Britain, Australia, Canada, India and Sri Lanka, in English and Tamil newspapers.



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