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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What? What do you mean? Who are you?' 'I am Silindu of Beddagama. The
Arachchi brought a false case against me and my son-in-law. May I sit down,
Hamadoru? I am very tired. Babun was sent to prison by the judge Hamadoru,
but to me, ...
The beating of his heart became quieter. .^Now, yakko!' he said in a sharp angry
tone, 'stand up.' ( Silindu did not move; he looked up at the Ratemahatmaya with
weary eyes and said, 'Hamadoru! I am very tired. For days now there has been ...
I am very tired, Hamadoru. For three days now I have been walking and no food
but the jungle fruit and leaves. If I might rest now a little, and sleep until to-morrow
. . . What can I do? I have told all. I am almost an old man, very poor. What can I ...
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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