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It was allowed only at intervals and no one was allowed to come to it except on a ticket issued by the Ceylon Government . A limited number of tickets were sent to the Government of India to issue to would - be Indian pilgrims and a ...
By immemorial custom they were not allowed to wear jackets ; the most that they were allowed for covering of their breasts was a narrow strip of cloth which they wound over their breasts and under their armpits .
At first he said that the tom - tom beating caste had never been allowed to wear jackets , but , after some discussion and cogitation , he said that if the women did not put their arms into the sleeves , they might be allowed to wear ...
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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