The Sinhala Maymataya, A Translation into English
MacDougall, Bonnie G.
This is a translation into English by Bonnie G. MacDougall of the Mayimataya, a Sinhalese language work on housebuilding written by an unknown Sri Lankan author in 1837. The Sinhala Mayimataya is part of a modern language genre of housebuilding works circulated as inexpensive pamphlets or chapbooks throughout the South Asian culture area. The Mayimataya, like other works of its type, claims to be based on authoritative texts in Sanskrit. It contains 283 four lined verses.