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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pity you, Karlinahami, to live in the house of a madman, and to bring up his
children shameless, having no children of your own. They are vedda1 children,
and will be vedda women, wandering in the jungle like men.' The other women ...
After the return of Hinnihami he seemed to change greatly. They were almost
always together, and the fearlessness which she had shown towards Punchirala,
and which seemed to have changed her suddenly from a child into a woman, ...
On the morning following the evening on which the child was born, Silindu came
back from the jungle carrying in his arms a fawn newly dropped by its mother. He
went straight to Hinnihami, who lay in the hut nursing the child, and kneeling ...
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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