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India. Illustrated and embellished with views of the world's famous places and people, being the identical discourses delivered during the past eighteen years under the title of the Stoddard lectures.

TitleIndia - John L. Stoddard's Lectures
AuthorJohn L. Stoddard
PublisherNorwood Press
Year1901
Copyright1901, John L. Stoddard
AmazonJohn L. Stoddard's Lectures 13 Volume Set
-India
India is unique. It differs from all other lands in situation, climate, history, and religion. Its form is that of a gigantic triangle, one thousand nine hundred miles in length, and in its broade...
-India. Part 2
Only Man Is Vile. Some hours later our steamer reached Colombo, the capital of Ceylon, and anchored in the bay. We were asleep. A sudden flash from the lighthouse on the granite breakwater, comi...
-India. Part 3
MY Spicy ' Drive. Native Life, Colombo. Among The Palms. Aside, however, from the drawbacks I have mentioned, it was a charming expedition. Only a few minutes after leaving the hotel, we en...
-India. Part 4
When I had recovered my breath after reading this, I lost it again, on learning that during the same year nine hundred and forty-seven people were destroyed by tigers, two hundred and sixty by leopard...
-India. Part 5
Native Dwellings, Colombo. The Museum, Colombo. Tea Plantation On The Hills, Ceylon. Ceylon is only fifty miles or so from India, and is about the size of Ireland. It has the form of a pear, ...
-India. Part 6
A Lovely View. Ruin And Jungle. Inner Temple Of The Sacred Tooth. Temple Of The Sacred Tooth. Pillars In The Palace Of The Kandian Kings. A Buddhist Shrine, Ceylon. In saying this, I...
-India. Part 7
Entrance To The Gardens. A Bungalow In Ceylon. The Fan Palm. A Clump Of Bamboo. We observed also with interest a specimen of bread-fruit, which in form resembles a melon, and weighs about ...
-India. Part 8
Many of the statues, schools, and public institutions of Bombay have been the gifts of that remarkable portion of its population known as Parsees. Thus, one of them contributed seventy-five thousand d...
-India. Part 9
The Drive To Malabar Hill. Public Building, Bombay. One of the most interesting objects in Bombay, connected with the Parsees, is the place in which they leave their dead. Nothing offends the se...
-India. Part 10
The Hospital For Animals. On the island of Elephanta, six miles distant from Bombay, we visited one of the many rock-hewn temples for which Hindustan is famous. There are about a thousand shrines i...
-India. Part 11
A Traveling Jumbo. Moreover, as their cushioned feet give forth no sound, most of these elephants wore rows of tinkling bells about their necks, in order to give warning to people in the streets. ...
-India. Part 12
The Museum Of Jeypore. The Fort. Saying fare-well at last to Jeypore, we made our way to one of the oldest and most interesting cities in the world, - Benares. This holy city of the Hindus was a...
-India. Part 13
Engaging a boat, with natives to row us, we floated slowly down the Ganges. The sights here on its northern bank are almost indescribable. Imagine a pano-ramathree miles long, which, as your boat glid...
-India. Part 14
After minute inspection of these scenes during several hours, we landed at one point to see the so-called Well of Purification. It is a tank, about thirty feet in depth, supposed to have been dug or...
-India. Part 15
An Idol On The Shore. A Sacred Cow. One Of The Many. Sensation Rock. Heart-sick from an inspection of these temples we turned to study a few of those who came to worship here. Despite thei...
-India. Part 16
Slaves Of Superstition. Chair-Bearers, Darjeeling. There are four principal castes in India, though these have countless subdivisions. The inventors of this social despotism were naturally the h...
-India. Part 17
The Himalayas From Darjeeling. Up In The Clouds. Only a few miles from Benares stands a ruined tower, which marks the spot where twenty-five hundred years ago Gautama Buddha led a revolt against...
-India. Part 18
The railway carriages in which one makes this trip are as extraordinary as the road itself. They are only nine feet long and six feet high, and come to within nine inches of the ground. Seated in one ...
-India. Part 19
The Witch Of Darjeeling. Buddhist Priest And Priestess From Thibet. A Celestial Vision. ...
-India II
India is in some respects the most difficult country in the world to understand. One thinks of it at times as one great nation, governed, it is true, by England, but still constituting one homogeneo...
-India II. Part 2
Anglicized Calcutta. Occasional statues of distinguished Englishmen then seem to be its only occupants. But when the solar shafts fall on this promenade obliquely, and pierce with difficulty, if at...
-India II. Part 3
Like Dogs In Their Kennels. The Taj Mahal From The River. Number 54 was a whitewashed cell with very primitive furniture, and with the filthiest piece of straw matting that I ever saw, until, ...
-India II. Part 4
Religious Ablution. The King Of Beasts In India. One of our first walks in Calcutta was to the river Hugh, in whose waters a multitude of Hindus were bathing, much as we had seen them at Benares...
-India II. Part 5
A Wail From India's Coral Strand I'm weary of the loin-cloth, And tired of naked skins; I'm sick of filthy, knavish priests Who trade in human sins: These millions of the great unwashed Offend bot...
-India II. Part 6
Under The Banyan Tree. Three coolies, whose oily skin glistened in the sun, at length brought in a body on a bamboo litter. This they let fall upon the ground with the same care that an American b...
-India II. Part 7
Delhi. A Ruin Near Delhi. Perhaps the reader may here knit his brow and say below his breath, Who were the Great Moguls? For, owing to the busy lives that we have led since leaving school and ...
-India II. Part 8
To appreciate the third great monarch of the Mogul Empire, Shah Jehan, one must inspect the palace built by him at Delhi. When I first stepped within the audience-chamber of the Grand Moguls, it seeme...
-India II. Part 9
We cannot wonder, therefore, that upon these walls was traced in exquisite mosaic a Persian verse whose meaning is as follows: - If there be a paradise on earth, it is here. One is, of course, r...
-India II. Part 10
Sarcophagus Of A Native Ruler. The Kutub M1Nar. European Residences. By night the plain surrounding Delhi presents a scene of singular desolation. Upon a site once swarming with tumultuous li...
-India II. Part 11
Old Moslem Tomb Near Delhi. The Cashmere Gate, Delhi. The Residency, Lucknow. The Old Walls At Lucknow. Passing beyond the Baillie gate, through which at last, after those awful months o...
-India II. Part 12
Accordingly, the next morning, having given up their weapons, all the survivors, including the wounded and the children, left the area where they had endured such misery, and started for the river, al...
-India II. Part 13
Mothers and children, the dying and the dead in one red, palpitating mass. Above this well, which forms the burial-place of more than two hundred victims, an angel stands in snow-white raiment, so pur...
-India II. Part 14
An English Regiment. The dwellings of the common peasants on the plains of India sug-gested to my mind feathered dog-houses, sometimes surmounted by a second story, where the inmates keep a look-ou...
-India II. Part 15
A Maharajah. Sail1ng South To India. That British occupation is on the whole a blessing to India I have not the slightest doubt. Whether the English really have a right to dominate the Mogul Emp...
-India II. Part 16
The Fort At Agra. A palace lifting to eternal summer Its marble halls from out a glossy bower Of coolest foliage, musical with birds. Group Of Female Teachers. In Agra as in Delhi, stands a m...
-India II. Part 17
A Pavilion, Agra. A Marble Screen. Nothing in India is more pathetic than her burial-place. Having seen the hollowness of royal luxury, she begged, when on her death-bed, that grass and flowers ...
-India II. Part 18
Looking Toward The Taj. A Mountain Of Alabaster. India's Coral Strand. Gateway Seen From The Garden. Lacework In Marble. A Section Of The Taj. Our admiration of the Taj was still fur...
-India II. Part 19
A Tower At Agra. The Tombs Of Shah Jehan And His Wife. Appropriately enough the sweetest echo in the world dwells in this jeweled cavern. The dome receives all sounds within its silvery crucibl...









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