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 brother's share of the chena produce was handed over to Punchirala, as no
one else was inclined to run the risk of the curse which appeared to attach to it.
Punchirala was about thirty-eight years old. The woman who had lived with him ...
She cried helplessly, and Punchirala smiled at her as he watched her.
Karlinahami watched his face expectantly and anxiously. At last Punchirala
began again slowly: 'How the girl cries. And for her father too! I am thinking that
there is yet ...
Silindu and Hinnihami got up; the old fear came upon Silindu when he saw
Punchirala, but the girl turned angrily upon the vederala, who was astonished by
her violence. 'Punchirala,'1 she said, 'I am not frightened of you. The god did not
say I ...
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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