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It is what I think all large towns in Europe , and indeed the world , must have been
before the 19th century , a swollen village or a congeries of villages which have
coalesced into what we now call , because of its size , a town . After the 19th ...
to speak Sinhalese , sitting under a tree in a village or on the bund of a village
tank and discussing with the villagers their interminable problems , disputes ,
grievances . And when I revisited Ceylon for the first time , after fifty years , the
There was so much work in the kachcheri that I very rarely got out of Kandy itself
for an enquiry in these remote villages , but the first time I did , I was astonished
by my reception . I rode up 24 miles into the hills to a place called Urugala and ...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Jenney - LibraryThing
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