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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... be best remembered as a writer. Leonard Woolf died in 1969, aged eighty-nine
. E.F.C. Ludowyk was born in Ceylon in 1906 and was educated there at mission
school and at University College, Colombo. He spent three years at Cambridge ...
'Is it true then that the women of the white Mahatmayas are shameless?' broke in
Punchi Menika. 'In Colombo all say they are shameless. Very fair, very mad, and
very shameless. Their eyes are like cat's eyes. The proverb says, "If the eyes of ...
Fernando paused for a while; then he began again: 'You see I have no village. I
live always among strangers, but no evil has come. I left Colombo without a cent,
and now I have become rich. What folly to starve where one was born when ...
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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