The Web of Indian Life (Classic Reprint)

The Web of Indian Life (Classic Reprint)

by Sister Nivedita
     
 

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A House of my own, in which to eat, sleep, and conduct a girl's school, and full welcome accorded at any hour of day or night that I might choose to invade the privacy of a group of women friends hard by: these were the conditions under which I made my entrance into Hindu life in the city of Calcutta. I came when the great

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A House of my own, in which to eat, sleep, and conduct a girl's school, and full welcome accorded at any hour of day or night that I might choose to invade the privacy of a group of women friends hard by: these were the conditions under which I made my entrance into Hindu life in the city of Calcutta. I came when the great autumn feast of the Mother was past; I was there at the ending of the winter when plague broke out in our midst, and the streets at night were thronged with seething multitudes, who sang strange litanies and went half mad with religious excitement; I remained through the terrific heat,when activity became a burden, and only one's Hindu friends understood how to live; I left my home for a time when the tropical rains had begun, and in the adjoining roads the cab-horses were up to their girths in water hour after hour.

What a beautiful old world it was in which I spent those months! It moved slowly, to a different rhythm from anything that one had known. It was a world in which a great thought or intense emotion was held as the true achievement, distinguishing the day as no need could. It was a world in which men in lion-cloths, seated on door-sills in dusty lanes, said things about Shakespeare and Shelley that some of us would go far to hear.

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ISBN-13:
9781330869826
Publisher:
FB &c Ltd
Publication date:
06/15/2015
Pages:
310
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.65(d)

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