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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For two years Babun had lived in the hut adjoining Silindu's without ever
speaking more than a word or two to Punchi Menika. But her presence began to
move him strongly. His lips parted, and his breathing became fast and deep as
he saw ...
Punchi Menika walked slowly on down the track. The blood in her veins moved
strangely, stirred by the stirring life around her. The trumpet call of the sambur
blared through the jungle, a terrific cry of desire. The girl, who had heard it
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 ...
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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