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and dourer than the Sinhalese. 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 ...
Another thing I liked about the Sinhalese was their religion. I am essentially and
fundamentally irreligious, as I have explained in Sowing, but, if one must have a
religion, Buddhism seems to me superior to all other religions. When I got to ...
A little while afterwards there came by some Sinhalese and the God asked them
to carry him across the river into Kataragama. They did so at once. The God at
that time was a Tamil, but he married i-ito a Sinhalese family in Kataragama and
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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