The British Colonial Library, [comprising a Popular and Authentic Description of All the Colonies of the British Empire, Their History--physical Geography--geology--climate--animal, Vegetable, and Mineral Kingdoms--government--finance--military Defence--commerce--shipping--monetary System--religion--population, White and Coloured--education and the Press--emigration, Social State, &c.]: Possessions of the honourable East India company. 1837

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94 페이지 - The number of temples is very great, mostly small and stuck like shrines in the angles of the streets, and under the shadow of the lofty houses. Their forms, however, are not ungraceful, and...
95 페이지 - Fakirs' houses, as they are called, occur at every turn, adorned with idols, and sending out an unceasing tinkling and strumming of vinas, biyals, and other discordant instruments ; while religious mendicants of every Hindoo sect, offering every conceivable deformity, which chalk, cow-dung, disease, matted locks, distorted limbs and disgusting and hideous attitudes of penance can show, literally line the principal streets on both sides.
94 페이지 - The material of the building is a very good stone from Chunar, but the Hindoos here seem fond of painting them a deep red colour, and indeed of covering the more conspicuous parts of their houses with paintings in gaudy colours of flower-pots, men, women, bulls, elephants, gods and goddesses, in all their many-formed, many-headed, manyhanded, and many-weaponed varieties.
338 페이지 - ... polluted nature of particular viands. Thus many Brahmins eat both fish and kid. The Rajpoots, besides these, eat mutton, venison, or goat's flesh. Some castes may eat any thing but fowls, beef, or pork ; while pork is with others a favourite diet, and beef only is prohibited.
338 페이지 - We have all heard, for instance, of the humanity of the Hindoos towards brute creatures, their horror of animal food, &c. ; and you may be, perhaps, as much surprised as I was, to find, that those who can afford it are hardly less carnivorous than ourselves ; that even the purest Brahmins are allowed to eat mutton, and venison...
337 페이지 - I had always heard, and fully believed till I came to India, that it was a grievous crime, in the opinion of the Brahmins, to eat the flesh or shed the blood of any living creature whatever. I have now myself seen Brahmins of the highest caste cut off...
339 페이지 - The name of this sect is Paramahansa ; and I have received authentic information of individuals of this sect being not very unusually seen about Benares, floating down the river on, and feeding on a corpse. Nor is this a low despicable tribe ; but on the contrary, esteemed by themselves at least as a very high one ; and my information stated that the human brain is judged by these epi1 Narrative of a Journey, &c. vol. iii. p. 251, 277, 347. z2 curean cannibals as the most delicious morsel of their...
239 페이지 - Anjengo in the rainy season to pass a few weeks with the chief at his country house at Eddova, in a rural and sheltered situation; on my departure I locked up a room, containing books, drawings, and a few valuables ; as I took the key with me the servant could not enter to clean the furniture: the walls of the room were white-washed, adorned with prints and drawings, in English frames and glasses: returning home in the evening, and taking a cursory view of my cottage by candle-light...
238 페이지 - The termites, or white ants of Bombay, are so numerous and destructive at Anjengo, that it is difficult to guard against their depredations ; in a few hours they will demolish a large chest of books, papers, silk, or clothes, perforating them with a thousand holes...
326 페이지 - Goliah," or granary ; round it were small mud cottages, each to all appearance an apartment in the dwelling. In one corner was a little mill, something like a crab-mill, to be worked by a man, for separating the rice from the husk. By all which we could see through the open doors, the floor of the apartments was of clay, devoid of furniture and light, except what the door admitted.

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