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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There is also a yakka who lives in the banian-trees in the jungle over there' (
Babun made a sweep with his arm towards the west). 'This yakka has entered
this man, and his life is going from him. Why has the yakka entered the man?
There is ...
But the yakka answered, fighting against the power, "Something must be given."
The master said, "Unless she be given, do not leave the man. Am I to die for this
foolish man's sake?" Then the god said, "Yes something must be given - either ...
She saw Silindu coming along the path, and ran out eagerly to meet him. They
sat down under a tamarind tree, just outside the stile in the compound fence. 'The
yakka has gone,' said Silindu. 'The god drove him out after the vederala took 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