In the meantime there friction between
him and Ethel Mary. The cause could have been Coomaraswamy's studies. She
was young and wanted to go places and enjoy life. But her husband was always
immersed in his studies. Their ways were different and a disappointed Ethel
Mary went back to her country.
Several months went by and Coomara
swamy's studies went on uninterrupted. He also developed on interest in
the study of Indian music.During this time he came to know a Ceylonese
girl called Ratna Devi. Later he married her.
Coomaraswamy thought of his studies
day and night. He was not content to learn only through books. He wanted
to visit India and see for him what he had learnt from books.
But he was the Director of Mineralogical
Survey, an employee of the Ceylon Government. He held a high and responsible
position and much of his time was taken up by his official duties. He resigned
his post so that he could pursue his studies.
Even though he was totally involved
in his studies Coomaraswamy did not forget the world around him. He worked
hard to eradicate the evils in society. He established 'Ceylon Social Reform
Society. He started a newspaper called 'Ceylon National Review'.