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... Ratemahatmayas outside the Kandy kachcheri Fetching water from the tank of
a village in the jungle BY THE COURTESY OF ANGELA DAUGHARTY The
author with Hambantota kachcheri staff , mudaliyars , muhandiram , and
I remember one year riding in the morning from my bungalow on the seashore to
the kachcheri through a dead brown world . Everything was completely dried up ,
not a sign or sound of life anywhere , not a drop of water , not a speck of mud in ...
I was sitting in the kachcheri late one afternoon holding a most exasperating
enquiry — it was , I think , connected with a Kandyan divorce case . The
Ratemahatmaya , the interpreter , the three parties to the case ( the two husbands
and wife ) ...
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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