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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Babun sat there unable to begin, listening to the sounds of the women in the hut.
At last he said: 'Silindu, I have come to speak to you about your daughter Punchi
Menika.' Silindu remained quite still: he apparently had not heard. Babun ...
If any one could be blamed, it was the stranger Babun; but as her sister desired to
go to him, she put on one side her own feelings of anger against him. She
watched in silence the new house being put up, and she watched in silence
Suddenly in one of them he recognized Babun. He jumped up and ran to the bars
of the gate, crying out: 'Ohe! Babun! Babun!' Babun looked round. There was no
surprise or interest in his face, when he saw that it was Silindu. A great change ...
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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