Leonard Woolf`s village in the jungle is a fascinating novel written about the life of the peasants in Sri Lanka during the British rule. The story takes place in a remote jungle village called Baddegama . The writer recalls the strange happenings not only within Baddegama but also in its surroundings. The story is between a high cast family and a low cast family and how a foreign man who comes to the village influences these two families. The story goes on describing how the low cast family is suffered by the high cast family and their friends in the village.
In 1980, Sir Lester James Peries released a superb film based on this well known novel, naming it Baddegama . The film helped the novel to be as real as it was in the reader`s imagination as it gave faces to the main characters such as Silindu , and his two daughters, Punchi Manika and Hinnihamy , Babun , also not forgetting the cruel native doctor Punchirala , the village headman Bebehamy and Fernando the man