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 do not understand. I do not wish to marry from another . village. And what offer
of the woman do you talk of?' 'The woman came to the Mahatmaya while you
were away in the chena. She offered herself to him. The Mahatmaya said to her, ...
Silindu was pushed into the box, the interpreter recited the words of the
affirmation to him. He said, 'I do not understand, Hamadoru.' It took some time to
make him understand that he had only to repeat the words after the interpreter.
He sighed ...
rigorous imprisonment. When the reading stopped, Silindu continued to stare
vacantly at the gentleman. 'Do you understand, fellow?' said the latter. 'I don't
understand, Hamadoru.' 'Explain to him, jailer.' 'You are not going to be hanged,
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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