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We were grand because we were a ruling caste in a strange Asiatic country ; I did
not realize this at the time , though I felt something in the atmosphere which to me
was slightly strange and disconcerting . It was this element in the social ...
Dutton , the P . M . , was a strange character ; a strange fate , partly due to me ,
befell him , but I will deal with him and his fate in greater detail later . This , as I
have said , was the top stratum of Jaffna society whose social routine was
But I got to know a good deal about them from enquiries which I had to hold in the
kachcheri , and in particular from the strange procedure with regard to Kandyan
marriages and divorce . This procedure was characteristic of the inveterate ...
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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