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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
Colombo or ...
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. When I got to ...
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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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
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This is the second book Leonard Woolf wrote of his life. He is a graceful author, and a sensitive man. Good look into an aristocratic young britisher and his growing up. Read full review