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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There had always been considerable difference in character between Hinnihami
and Punchi Menika. There was very little of her sister's gentleness in Hinnihami.
There was, added to the strangeness and wildness which she derived from ...
Babun remained with him, while Karlinahami and Hinnihami went down to the
river to bathe. The excitement of the previous evening had not died out of the girl,
and there was much going on around her to keep it up. The village was a small ...
Leonard Woolf. withered, and the old and the young died. It has brought us want
and disease and death.' The village soon became to believe in Punchirala's
opinions. Small children were hurried away out of sight of Hinnihami as she
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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