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When, less than a year after I had jolted up the road from Anuradhapura to Jaffna
in the bullock-coach, I went down to Colombo to take my exam in Tamil, Law, and
Accounts, the railway had been completed and I travelled by train all the way ...
The Tamil crowd swarming on the station platforms or in the villages or in the
Jaffna streets has a look and air of its own, much less animated (unless it is angry
) and less gay than the Sinhalese in Colombo or Kandy or the Southern Province.
The Governor and the Government accepted my explanation, but I doubted —
and doubt — whether the Tamil Association and Mr. Sanderasekara believed or
accepted it. It shocked me that these people should think" that, as a white man
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In the feudal society of Ceylon "I felt that there was some depth of happiness rather than pleasure, of satisfaction, . . . which the western world is losing or has lost." (p 158) Judgments such as ... Read full review
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This is the second book Leonard Woolf wrote of his life. He is a graceful author, and a sensitive man. Good look into an aristocratic young britisher and his growing up. Read full review