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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On her own she repudiates the decision made by her family to accept the
command of the god to the holy man and leaves the vederala. As free agent she
is a heroic figure: 'Are you frightened, Punchirala? The binder of yakkas is
frightened of ...
The evil has been driven out; and as for the man, I am not frightened of him.' 'Ane!
' said the mocking voice of the vederala behind them. 'They are not frightened of
the man. Oh no, nor of the devils either, I suppose.' Silindu and Hinnihami got ...
Are you frightened, Punchirala? The binder of yakkas is frightened of the yakkini.
You can tell her, they say, because her eyes are red and unblinking, and
because she neither fears nor loves. It is better for you that I should go - to the
trees from ...
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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