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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She stood trembling as Babun came out of the jungle and walked towards her.
His eyes were very bright; his teeth showed white between his parted lips; the
long black hair upon his breast glistened with sweat. He stood in front of her. '
The nights passed, and the morning following the new moon came; and they
went down dutifully to the river to take part in the cutting of the waters. They were
a melancholy little group among the laughing, joking crowd, which stood ...
But there was a curious obstinacy about him which Babehami recognised and
feared. Babun came back, but he did not squat down again. He stood near
Fernando; his forehead was wrinkled with perplexity. Surely the story could not
be true, ...
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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