Author: Shyam S. Dissanayake
Publisher: M.D Gunasena Publishers
Second Edition 2018
“Concentrating on important periods in the life of the Dalada, this narrative captures what the historical records fail to do. It showcases the emotions and motivations of the many individuals that Dalada over the mare than two and a half millennia of its existence. The lack of detail in available records is more that adequately compensated for by the writer’s rich imagination. At times, known facts are reinterpreted to more frocefully protray the characters involved. How and why did King Guhasiva come by the idea to send the Dalada ? How did the Dalada become a rainmaker?
Never before has the story of this most sacred of objects been told in such an interesting and entertaining way. Creative story – telling that is based on sound research allows the writer to skirt a fine line between fact and fiction, embellishment and reinterpretation notwithstanding, this breathing new life to the both the history of the Dalada and of that of our nation. As such, this work should interest not only the devout Buddhist, but also those with an interest in the history of our nation.”
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