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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'This morning I took her with me into the jungle, but it is not enough; the desire is
still with me. I have thought about it. It is time that I took a wife to cook my food
and bear me children. I want no other than this. I can leave your compound, and ...
She offered the kunji to the Buddha, and he took a mouthful and tasted the
delight of its sweetness, but to try her he spat it out on the ground, and said, "
Friend, since you do not know how to cook, why do you waste my rice?" Amara
Devi took ...
Babun had not understood a word of the broken sentences of the judgment until
the interpreter came to the last words, 'six months' rigorous imprisonment.' Even
then, it was only when the peon took hold of him by the arm to put him back again
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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