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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'Yes,' said Nanchohami, 'it would be a good thing for you to go to Kotegoda and
take a woman from there, a daughter of my man's brother.1 She would bring you
land, and you could settle there. What use is it to live in this village? Even the ...
Then I came down from the rock and stood by her and said, "Mother, the daughter
at home this night bore a child. I will take this one too to her, and she will give it
the breast." Then she stretched out her head, and she cried out again, and fell ...
He is married to your daughter?' 'Yes, Hamadoru.' 'Do you know of any quarrel
between him and the headman?' 'How should I know that?' 'There was no quarrel
at the time of the marriage?' 'They say this and that, but how should I know, ...
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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