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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When not in the jungle he squatted all day long in the shadow of his hut, staring
before him, and no one could tell whether he was asleep or awake. Often you
would have to shout at him and touch him before he would attend to what you
had to ...
Babun and Silindu squatted down in front of the sanyasi. Karlinahami, Hinnihami,
and the others of their party stood behind them. Silindu, weak and dejected
though he was, for the first time for several days seemed to take some interest in
Silindu again squatted down. The Ratemahatmaya prepared to write. 'Didn't you
hear me tell you to get up? Get up, yakko' (the servant boy kicked Silindu again). '
Now, then. When did you kill them, and how?' 'Three or four days ago. It was in ...
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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