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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 Kandy or the Southern ...
In the koddu we had an interpreter , some police constables , and a few Tamils whose duty it was to take over the Government's shares of the ... The Tamil crowd was low in tone , rather timid , depressed and complaining in adversity .
The Governor and the Government accepted my explanation , but I doubted — and doubt - whether the Tamil Association and Mr. Sanderasekara believed or accepted it . It shocked me that these people should think that , " as a white man and ...
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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