Described as "Twelve Years" Sporting Reminiscences of a pioneer Planter in an Indian Frontier District"....a sample extract > -Sanctity and pretensions of the Brahmins--Their power on the wane--Progress of modem thought--An enlightened Hindoo on the decadence of priestcraft--Beneficence of British rule. It is a trite observation that "one half the world does not know how the other half live," and certainly it is very applicable in regard to many of the modes of livelihood practised in what the poet calls the "gorgeous East." To the student of human nature, or to a contemplative philosopher, the mere nomenclature of callings in the Indian census would give rise to many curious speculations. There is, for instance, the Haddick, or Bone-setter, corresponding to our veterinary surgeon, but with this difference, that the Indian bone-setter relies chiefly on the efficacy of certain mantras or charms, and curious medicaments which have been handed down to him through a long series of generations, and which are supposed to possess some occult virtue, which, when applied under certain conditions which are rigidly prescribed by tradition, will effect a cure.
Title: TENT LIFE IN TIGERLAND and Sport and Work on the Nepaul Frontier
Author: Inglis, The Hon. James M.L.A.
Categories: TRAVEL, ADVENTURE, TRAVEL GUIDES,
Edition: First American Edition
Publisher: A. Hutchison & Son, Sydney: 1888
Binding: Bound Pictorial Hard Cover
Book Condition: Good to Very Good
Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall
Seller ID: 007945
Keywords: Nepaul, India, Colonial India, James Inglis