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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, had a
... form it repels me — the multiplicity of its florid Gods, their grotesque images,
the ugly exuberance of the temples ... me to 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 i-ito 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