Saree by Su Dharmapala

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Read Saree Online Free - Nila wasn’t born beautiful and is destined to go through life unnoticed… until she becomes a saree maker. As she works, Nila weaves into the silk a pattern of love, hope and devotion, which will prove to be invaluable to more lives than her own.

From the lush beauty of Sri Lanka, ravaged by bloody civil war, to India and its eventual resting place in Australia, this is the story of a precious saree and the lives it changes forever. Nila must find peace, Mahinda yearns for his true calling, Pilar is haunted by a terrible choice, Sarojini doubts her ability to love, Madhav is a holy fraud and Marion’s understanding of the very meaning of love is challenged and transformed. Each teeters between joy and pain, and each is touched by the power and beauty of the saree.

A breathtaking story of beauty, oppression and freedom… and of an enduring love that can never be broken.
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Title : Saree
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ISBN : 1922052930
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 560 pages


Monika rated it ★★★★☆

January 10, 2016

Six stories, three countries all connected by one magnificent saree. A beautiful read set in the background of Lanka-Tamil problems, gives a lovely peak in the life of weavers and deals with many complex emotions. Really enjoyed reading this one inspite of the daunting 540 pages length

Meg rated it ★★☆☆☆

February 13, 2016

Saree had all the right potential to be a wonderful and emotional journey. It was supposed to be a novel with six different stories, all interwoven and connected through a precious garment. Instead it felt like a big confused mess. The first story opened well, a young girl about to begin her care...

Sinead rated it ★★★★★

September 17, 2017

Cinderzena reviewed Saree on her blog and I just had to get it. I have Sinhalese and Burgher roots on my mother’s side of the family but due to being educated in international and German schools, I don’t know much about the history of Sri Lanka. That’s what I like about historical fiction, you ga...

Rosie rated it ★★★☆☆

February 11, 2017

A generational saga in six stories set in Sri Lanka from 1981 to 2010, connected by a magnificent silk saree. Nila (Sinhalese) and Raju (Tamil) the first couple, are followed by characters related over generations but only connected in the last story. Bloody civil war, revenge killings, dysfuncti...

Samantha rated it ★★★★★

April 06, 2016

Six stories that appear separate- even how they are written is vastly different – told from 1st to 3rd person, changing tense and the gender of the narrator – but connect to become one book. Set in Sri Lanka and India, and also a small part in Australia we read about a culture that many books don...

Meghana rated it ★★★★☆

November 03, 2017

BOOK NAME - Saree AUTHOR - Su Dharamapala PUBLICATION - Simon & Schuster UK PAGES - 580 COST - Rs 350/- TYPE - Paperback RATING - 4.5/5 I bought this book at the Delhi Airport just before boarding the flight back home. I love saree & the name caught my attention. I assumed this book to have 6 st...

Anne rated it ★★★★☆

August 06, 2017

Set against the beauty and tragedy of Sri Lanka and the violence between Sinhalese and Tamils. A hand weaving silk saree factory takes apprentices, amongst them Nila, whose talent and tragedy lead to the creation of a saree of great love and inspiration. Following cruel violence and separation th...

Carina rated it ★★★★☆

May 29, 2017

The story starts with Nila, a young woman many think is ugly, especially compared to her sister. You go through multiple stories threaded together like the sarees themselves. My only complaint is it was sometimes hard to keep track of all the names!

Wendy rated it ★★★★★

August 30, 2017

An enjoyable read. It was not always obvious what the connection was between the six sections of the book but slowly the thread emerges and it all ties together at the end

Carmel rated it ★★☆☆☆

July 02, 2017

I gave up about 30% of the way through. I was quite engaged in the first section but 2nd section didn't hold me.

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