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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So he agreed to make the charm on a moonless night. Then the Korala
Mahatmaya gave out that he was very ill, and that my father was treating him. And
for three days my father lived in the house, preparing the charm. On the fourth
day the ...
So the Malay men all were sent to prison; but my father got a great name; for all
the country, except the magistrate Hamadoru, knew of the charm by which he had
brought the girl to the fat Korala Mahatmaya in the cave.' 'Did your father teach ...
'Vederala, you yourself told us of the charms and spells. Your skill is known.
Charm the devil to leave my brother. He meant no harm; he is a strange man -
you know that, vederala. He never meant to injure you. The girl will come to you, 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