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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If you had asked them what their occupation was, they would have replied 'the
cultivation of rice'; but in reality they only cultivated rice about once in ten years.
Rice requires water in plenty; it must stand in water for weeks before it grows ripe
And Amara Devi answered, "Go by this path until you come to a boutique where
they sell balls of rice and sugar; go on until you come to another where they sell
kunji. From there you will see a flamboyant-tree in full blossom. At that tree take ...
At the end of three days he gave her half a seer1 of rice, and said, "Amara Devi,
cook for me kunji, boiled rice, and cakes." She never thought to say, "How can I
cook so much out of half a seer of rice?" but was ready to do as she was told.
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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