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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They, like Silindu, never had fever, and even in the days of greatest scarcity
Karlinahami had seen that they got food. Karlinahami was far more careful to
wash them than most mothers are: she used to quote the saying, 'Dirt is bad and
'Of course,' said Karlinahami. 'Podi Sinho's wife Angohami came from there. Aiyo!
when the jungle comes in, how things are forgotten!' 'Well, well,' said the vederala
, 'the devils still dance under the trees, though the men have gone. The chena ...
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 ...
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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