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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did not like Silindu; he had always an uncomfortable feeling in the presence of
this wild man, who never spoke to any one unless he was spoken to; and he felt it
difficult to begin now upon the subject which had brought him to the compound.
CHAPTER V Babun put up a new hut in Silindu's compound, and three weeks
after he left his brother-in-law, he and Punchi Menika began to live together in it.
It was the beginning of a far greater prosperity for the family. Babun worked hard:
She turned with an increasing passion of attachment to her father; she refused to
allow Karlinahami to cook his food for him; if he went out alone in the jungle, she
would sit for hours in the compound watching the path by which she knew he ...
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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