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The Tooth could never be taken out or shown without the consent of both the
Manager or Guardian of the Temple , the Diyawadana Nilame , in 1908 a fine old
Kandyan chief and Ratemahatmaya , called Nugawela , and the Government
It had two temples , one at one end of what might euphemistically be called the
village street — it was only a very broad path ... and pariahs , were allowed into
the temple , which would never be allowed in an ordinary Jaffna Hindu temple .
Even the temple authorities , though they were , like most Church authorities ,
greedy and disingenuous , seemed to have some faint belief in what they
preached or professed . The pilgrimage was an authentic , spontaneous
explosion of the ...
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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