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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cautiously round the house: in the verandah through the latticework he saw the
Ratemahatmaya lying in a long chair. There was a table with a lamp upon it
beside him. Silindu coughed. The Ratemahatmaya looked up and said sharply: '
The Ratemahatmaya prepared to write. 'Didn't you hear me tell you to get up? Get
up, yakko' (the servant boy kicked Silindu again). 'Now, then. When did you kill
them, and how?' 'Three or four days ago. It was in the morning. I went with the ...
It does not seem at all a simple case to me. / shouldn't like to hang Silindu of
Beddagama for killing your rascally headman. Now then, Ratemahatmaya, here
you are; a Sinhalese gentleman; lived your whole life here, among these people.
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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