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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Do you know the village of Beragama?' 'No, vederala, no. I have heard of it, but I
do not know it.' 'Well, it lies over there to the east, five days' journey through the
jungle, beyond Maha Potana and the River of Jewels. Do you think you could ...
Then he should go to the temple at Beragama at the time of the great festival, and
roll in the dust round the temple three times every day, and call upon the god in a
loud voice to free him from the devil. And perhaps, if he call loud enough, the ...
Silindu and his party arrived in Beragama on the ninth day of the festival, so that
they would remain six days in the village, and take part in six processions. At
either end of the broad straight street stood temples. The one at the north end ...
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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