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planters lived on their dreary tea estates and they enjoyed superficially complete
social equality with the civil servants. They belonged to the same clubs, played
tennis together, and occasionally intermarried. But there is no doubt that ...
I had to spend the night at Anuradhapura, and I was asked to dinner by the
Government Agent, C. T. D. Vigors, at the Residency. Here I had my first plunge
into the social life of a Ceylon civil servant, a life in which I was to be immersed
for over ...
We who live in the towns and urbanized villages of northern Europe have a
social psychology radically different from that of the Tamils and the Sinhalese.
Our ideas and feelings are limited, hard, distinct, brittle, a muted version of the
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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
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - robertsgirl - LibraryThing
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