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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The third story - of Fernando's attempt to seduce Punchi Menika - may seem a
replay of an earlier reel. But there is a difference. This time the magic spell is
money, in which Fernando is a passionate believer. With the great symbol of
Babehami knew this; but his needs were pressing, and his own profit would be
great; for, while his consent was purchased by the cancellation of his debts, by a
private arrangement with Fernando, his own four acres of chena were not ...
When Silindu got back to the village, Fernando was in the headman's compound.
When he saw Silindu he came down towards the fence and called out to him, '
Where is the Arachchi? They say he went out with you.' Silindu walked up
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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