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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I had thought of this for some days, so I sent my servant boy to her. She answered
that she would come, but she was afraid of her man. Then I thought of speaking
to the man, but it is not easy for a stranger. I thought, if he marries this woman it ...
'Because he thought you the best worker in the village?' ^Yes, I think so.' 'When
did this happen?' 'About a week ago.' The proctor sat down. Babun called no
witnesses. There was a curious look of pain and distress in his face. The judge ...
Then, as I went, I thought of the old buffalo who is wounded and charges upon '
Silindu caught sight of the gun and rifle, and stopped. 'Ah! the Hamadoru is a
hunter, too? He knows the jungle?' he asked eagerly. 'Yes, I know the jungle.' '
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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