The village in the jungle
The evils of colonialism and the struggles of man against the universe and between man and nature are explored in Woolf's early-twentieth-century saga about Silindu and the inhabitants of the Ceylonese village of Beddagama
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he said. 'Arachchi, I have come to you about this chena. I cannot live without
chena. You must give it back to me.' 'You heard in the court that the chena cannot
be given to you. It has been given to Appu. Let us have an end of all this trouble.
I do not know, Arachchi. They say the hunter talks to himself in the jungle. It is a
custom. Have you ever been a hunter, Arachchi?' 'No. You know that well enough
.' 'Oh yes. You are no hunter. Who should know that better than I? But do they ...
The same procedure of inspection was gone through with Fernando's body,
which lay under another little canopy, where he had died by the stile of the
Arachchi's compound. After the inspection came the inquiry: a table and chair
had been ...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - kaitanya64 - LibraryThing
Set in colonial Ceylon, this novel is vivid and readable. While the author clearly illustrates a particular culture and time, that of a rural family in the "dry" forest area, where life is ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Steve38 - LibraryThing
Dear me but this is a depressing book. Everything that can go wrong does go wrong for the main characters. Written from the point of view of impoverished, uneducated jungle dwellers in Sri Lanka by ... Read full review