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
Results 1-3 of 37
If any one could be blamed, it was the stranger Babun; but as her sister desired to
go to him, she put on one side her own feelings of anger against him. She
watched in silence the new house being put up, and she watched in silence
But I thought - no, not yet, for once we must act cunningly, not in anger only. The
buffalo's eye is red with anger, but he stands quiet until the hunter has passed.
Then he charges.' 'But, Appochchi, you must not say that. You cannot do it.
As he went on his voice began to get shriller and shriller; it trembled with anger
and fear and passion. 'I am afraid of everything, Arachchi; the jungle, the devils,
the darkness. But, above all, of being hunted. Have you ever been hunted, ...
What people are saying - Write a review
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