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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In the end he was an absorbed listener as Karlinahami told the following story:1 '
The Lord Buddha, in one of his previous lives, met a young girl carrying kunji2 to
her father, who was ploughing in the field. And when he saw her he thought, ...
Amara Devi's mother was in the house, and she welcomed the Buddha, and
made him sit down. And he, seeing the poverty of the house, said, "Mother, I am a
tailor. Have you anything for me to sew?" And she said, "Son, there are clothes
The Buddha asked her why she smiled and wept, and she said, "Lord, I smiled
with joy to see your divine splendour and the merit acquired by you in
innumerable births; but when I thought that in this birth you might by some evil act
, such as ...
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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