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а and dourer than the Sinhalese . The Tamil crowd swarming on the station platforms or in the villages or in the Jaffna streets has a look and air of its own , much less animated ( unless it is angry ) and less gay than the Sinhalese in ...
Another thing I liked about the Sinhalese was their religion . I am essentially and fundamentally irreligious , as I have explained in Sowing , but , if one must have a religion , Buddhism seems to me superior to all other religions .
The temples were Hindu and the priests were Tamil Hindus ; the Managers were Sinhalese Buddhists . Buddhists as well as Hindus came to the pilgrimage , and low caste people , dhobies and pariahs , were allowed into the temple , which ...
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Playing tennis with starched whites with the other English administrators and then chatting over G and Ts in the tropical warm of the evening in an old Dutch fort on the north-east coast of Sri Lanka ... Read full review
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In the feudal society of Ceylon "I felt that there was some depth of happiness rather than pleasure, of satisfaction, . . . which the western world is losing or has lost." (p 158) Judgments such as ... Read full review