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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asked Karlinahami. 'Am I not the vederala and the son of a vederala? The
learning of the father is handed down to the son.' 'Yes, I remember hearing my
mother speak of him: there was no one in the district, she said, so skilled in
charms and ...
asked the judge. 'Any questions?' asked the interpreter of Babun. Babun shook
his head. 'What questions are there?' he said. 'Do you know this Mudalali?' said
the judge to the Korala. 'I have seen him before in Kamburupitiya.' 'Have you ...
'Any questions?' said the judge. 'Any questions?' said the interpreter to Babun.
Babun shook his head. 'It is lies they are telling,' he murmured. 'Are you married?'
the judge asked Fernando. 'No.' 'You live with a woman in Kamburupitiya?' 'Yes ...
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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