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It had two temples , one at one end of what might euphemistically be called the
village street — it was only a very broad path ... and pariahs , were allowed into
the temple , which would never be allowed in an ordinary Jaffna Hindu temple .
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 ...
I went into the temple , where in 1910 I had often gone to talk about
arrangements for the procession with the priest , in ... When I saw the priest — I
have seen his spit and image in many cathedrals , churches , and temples — I
had no doubt ...
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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