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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Let us have an end of all this trouble.' 'Yes, Arachchi, that is why I have come to
you. I want an end of all this trouble. Do you hear that? An end now - to-day - of
trouble. Trouble, trouble, for years. We must end it to-day. Do you hear?' 'What do
It is a good thing to end all this trouble, like this.' 'Yes, it is a very good thing to
end it - like this. Yes - like this, like this. But now the chena, Arachchi. I cannot live
without the chena. Without a chena I must starve. You cannot see me starve.
There is no one here to trouble you now. There will be quiet for you again - and
for me, perhaps, why not? The killing was for that. Surely, surely, it must be, child.
And Babun? Why, in a little while Babun will come back - in a month or two; you ...
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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