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Manager or Guardian of the Temple , the Diyawadana Nilame , in 1908 a fine old
Kandyan chief and Ratemahatmaya , called Nugawela , and the Government
Agent . In fact both the G . A . and the Diwa Nilame , as he was usually called ,
... the multiplicity of its florid Gods , their grotesque images , the ugly exuberance
of the temples , the horrible juggernaut ... come and see him at his house there
and also the Hindu Tiruketheesvaram temple which he is restoring at great cost .
The God at that time was a Tamil , but he married into a Sinhalese family in
Kataragama and became a Sinhalese God , and that is why now the temple
kapuralas are Sinhalese . This was the story of a Buddhist Sinhalese villager .
When I told ...
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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