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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Then he said, "The order has come from the Agent Hamadoru to the Dissa
Mahatmaya2 that if one gun be found without permit in a headman's village there
will be trouble both for the Arachchi and the Korala." Now the Dissa Mahatmaya
is a ...
Korala Mahatmaya by the sea, a big-bellied man, a great lover of women. Down
the coast, beyond his village, was a village in which only Malay people live. The
Malay women are before all others in beauty, very fair, with eyes shaped like ...
father thought, "If I refuse the Korala Mahatmaya, he will be angry, and put me
into trouble, and ruin me; and if I consent to his wish I will gain £5, which is much
money, and possibly a beating from the Malay men. It is better to risk the beating.
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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