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The Indians on board lived very much in cliques, just as they do in their own country, and with few exceptions there was but little general interchange of ideas amongst themselves. Curiously enough, the connecting link was to be found in the English population on board, who mixed with them all good-humouredly. That it is possible for East and West to meet on equal terms, and to dine in the same room if not at the same table, and to get on happily in daily intercourse, was proved by the pleasant way in which, within the narrow limits of a ship's second-class quarters, everybody managed to pull together. It was also a satisfactory feature of this medley of races and religions that the only person for whom there was no place, and who finally got sent to Coventry, was an Englishwoman who professed to be a theosophist.



INDEX

Affection, 15

Agricultural experiments, 329

Agriculture, 328; colleges of, 328

Animals, 176

Antelope, 177

Anthony, St., 245

Ants, 191; white, 191

Architecture, Indian view of, 17

Art, 60; degenerating, 60; Christian, 64

Artists, Indian, 63

Ascetics, 3, 196, 199; maxims for, 166

Band, native, 102, 140; English, 102; "Europe," 102

Baptism, 23, 338; Nonconformist laxity concerning, 5, 86

Barbel tree, 197

Barber, 271

Bath, 110, 290, 293, 341

Beasts, wild, 170

Bees, 190

Beetles, 189

Beggars, feasts to, 12; Hindu religious, 201

Bells, bullocks', 324

Benson, Father, 156

Bhumya, his conversion, 338

Bible, quoted by Hindus, 4

Bile polar, festival for cattle, 245

Bin, musical instrument, 101

Birds, 185, 187; scaring, 271

Bishop, Indian, 93

Blacksmiths, 271

Blasting, 261

Blister beetle, 189

Bookbinding, 150

Books in India, 143, 148; prayer, 144, 149; price of, 149

Boundary stones, 221, 253

Boy, Indian, 161, 163, 168, 192

Brahmins, 84, 85, 164, 265; ladies, 23; thread, 122

Brain-fever bird, 185

Brass, its polish, 62

Bread, 109

Bribes, 296; on the railway, 296; in trade, 298

Buffalo, 179; the dead, 71

Bugs, 192

Bullocks, 324, 325; drawing water, 98

Bungalow, 292, 297

Burial, 71, 268

Butterflies, 195

Camels, 181

Card-playing, 117

Caretaker, the faithful, 28; his contentment, 29; his prayers, 30

Carpenters, 271

Carpets, 78

Caste, 167, 210, 278; breach of, 168, 237, 341

Catholic Church, 88, 96

Cattle, festival for, 245

Cemetery, Christian, 263; consecrated, 267; Cross, 267; Hindu, 173

Chairs, 56

Character, Indian, 24, 90, 157, 249, 254, 289; shallow, 158, 160, 166

Cheating labourers, 26, 30, 31

Choir-boys, 104

Chowdi, 215; sleeping in, 314

Christian art, 64, 65

Christian Indians, 5, 15, 209, 226; their hospitality, 13, 43; honesty, 242; respect for their mother, 14; dress for, 41; their expenses, 42; their unpunctuality, 51; their meals, 56, 236; panchayat, 68; their happiness, 115; their prayer books, 144, 149; houses, 254, 255

Church at Yerandawana, 19-23, 126, 155, 282

Clarke, Sir George, 103

Clergy, Indian, 89, 90, 91, 92

Clerk, Hindu village, 223, 224, 253

Cobra, 309, 310

Cockroaches, 190

Cold, 275; Indians sensitive to, 276

Collectors, 80, 230

Comfort, increase of, 299, 301

Confessions to police, 217

Confirmation, 94

Conversion of India, 83; of Brahmins, 84, 85; of low castes, 85; in famine time, 85

Cooking, particular about, 108; pots, 56, 271; graceful shape of, 61

Court, High, 212; petty, 212; Police, 214; Registrar's, 265

Courtesy of Indians, 231

Cricket, 130, 285

Crime, 217, 218

Crispin, St., church of, 65, 266

Crocodiles, 182

Cross, Southern, 182

Crows, 187

Customs of East and West, 234, 239, 284, 294

Dacoits, 314, 315

Dance, nautch, 76, 79; religious, 155, 156

Dasara, Hindu festival, 244

Daughter-in-law, 210, 211

Deer, 177

Defects of Indians, 2

Delhi, 177, 181, 196, 198; declaration at, 162

Delhi Mission News, 6

Dhobie, washerman, 43, 317; Christian, 318

Dhota, Hindu garment, 41, 44, 55, 79, 193, 198, 284

Dishonesty, Hindu, 27, 297

Dissenters, 289

Donkey, 179

Drawing, 18, 281

Dress, English, 40, 41, 42, 236, 291, 300, 301; Indian, 41, 44, 45, 46, 65, 236; policeman's, 46

East and West, customs of, 234, 239, 284, 294; travelling, 228, 234; on board ship, 231, 337, 340, 346

Education, 84; mistaken, 146, 283; effects of, 247, 286; rational, 283

Elephants, 180

Employers of labour, 24

English, dress, 40, 41, 42, 57, 343; workers, 95; letters in, 144; advertisements in, 145; literature for Indians, 146; the, in India, 288, 292

Entertainments, 74

European customs, 40; control, 89; compartment, 232; goods, 280

Evening-tide, 335

Eye-fly, 194

Face, Hindu, 115, 208

Fakir, 196

Famine, 85

Feasts, to beggars, 12; village, 138

Fiction, India in, 143

Fingers, eating with, 236

Fire-flies, 183

Flattery, 119

Flies, 194

Flowers, offerings of, 18

Food, 107

Frost, 276

Fuel, 329

Furniture, 78

Games, 130, 285

Garlands, 19, 81, 230

Gifts, 263, 268

Gods, Hindu, 3, 120; conception of, 119, 120; burial of, 118; robbery of, 118

Golden Threshold, The, 111

Gosavies, 198

Government officials, 241

Governors, 238

Greetings, 305

Grinding, 98, 105

Gunpatti, Hindu god, 118

Guru, religious teacher, 202

Gymnasium, village, 137

Heber, Bp., 288

High castes, 84, 208, 248, 306

Hindu college, visitors from, 21

Hinduism, 2, 5, 6, 117, 128; and Christianity, 4, 6, 115, 121, 128, 209, 244, 285, 337, 338; definitions of, 6-10

Hindus, nominal, 58, 59, 121; educated, 247

Hole, Mr. W., pictures by, 127

Home life, absence of, 56; of Brahmin doctor, 57

Honesty, 226, 242, 243; of the dhobie, 322

Horses, 181

Hospitality, 11; Hindu customs concerning, 12; of Indian Christians, 13, 43

Houses, 249, 250, 254; how furnished, 55; Indian in London, 345

Howd, tank, 317

Hyderabad, the Nizam of, 112

Hymns, 104

Idolatry, 2, 208, 337

Immorality, 69

Inam, grant, 74, 264

Inamdar, 74; his house, 78

Insects, 188

Inspector, police, 215

Institute, Indian at Oxford, 45

Irrigation, 330

Itte-dhandu, boys' game, 135

Jackals, 173

Jacob, Sir Swinton, 61

Jain, sect, 342

Jerome, the story of a Brahmin boy, 115

Jewellery, native, 62

Jeypore, museum at, 61

Kala, village of, 171

Kathiawar, 175

Khandala, 320

Kim's talk, 143

King, H.M. the, 153, 162

Kipling, Rudyard, 143, 175

Kite, bird, 187

Kites, 133

Krait, snake, 310

Labour, employers of, 24; dignity of, 129

Land, buying, 263

Landmark, neighbour's, 253

Language, 306

Law-courts, 119, 212

"Lawrence," the, school, 162

Lights, incandescent, 139, 272

Lion, 175

Litigation, 224

Locusts, 183

Low castes, 85, 278

Magisterial inquiry, 67

Mahars, low-caste, 70, 71, 214; boys, 72

Mantis, 195

Manure, 329; farmers and, 331

Map, 222

Marbles, 131

Marriage, 151; of widows, 206, 209

Meals, 55, 107, 207, 236; English and Indian, 107, 109, 238

Medicine-men, 315

Middleton, Bp., 291

Military display, 153, 154

Mills, grinding, 98, 105

Mineral waters, 139

Misconceptions about India, 1, 272, 273, 288

Mission work, 89; heads of, 94, 96

Mohammedans, 302; ascetics, 196; conception of heaven, 303; egg-merchant, 198, 200; and marriage, 302, 304; merchants, 303; saints, 75

Money, 225

Mongoose, 178

Monkeys, 177

Monsoon, 273-5

Moral maxims, 166; instruction, 286

Mosquitoes, 193; net for, 193

Mother, respect for, 13, 16; Swithun's, 15

Mother-in-law, 210, 211

Motor cars, 80, 181; bullocks and, 326

Music, 81, 98, 100, 101; Sir G. Clarke on, 103, 104

Musical instruments, 101

Naidu, Mrs Sarojini, 111; her portrait, 115

National characteristics, 141

Nature, illustrations from, 164; Indian view of, 17; the world of, 182

Nautch, dance, 76, 79

Neatness, lack of, 90, 91

Night, alarms, 309, 313; thieves, 251; travelling by, 99; watchmen, 312

Obedience, Indian, 25

Obstinacy, 159

Oman, Mr. J. C., 166

Pageants, 151

Painting, mural, 64

Palaces, 60

Palanquin bearers, 100

Panchayat, committee of five, 66; Christian, 68

Pan supari, leaf and betel nut, 75, 80; party, 76

Panther, 172

Paper, daily, 300; vernacular, 301

Parsees, 48, 65, 125, 186, 271

Patel, headman, 71, 213, 214, 316; his gift, 264

Patience, 92

Payments, how made, 26

Persian visitors, 126

Philosophy, Hindu, 111

Pictures, from England, 63; by Indian artists, 63

Pigs, wild, 178

Plague Refuge Camp, 281

Pleaders, 225

Plural, use of, 306

Poetry, 112

Police, 213; umbrellas for, 279

Political unrest, 131, 280

Poona City, 77, 164, 281; ancient houses in, 60, 61; modern houses in, 60, 61, 257

Post, cards, 34; offices, 33; postman, 38; post-runners, 32

Postal privileges, 36; service, 32; train-sorters, 35

Potatoes, 335

Potter, 271

Poverty, 54, 108, 225

Prayer, Hindu, 30, 121

Prayer Book valued, 144

Printing, 149

Processions, 151; funeral, 152; religious, 154

Projects, unfinished, 158, 256; imaginary, 257

Property, 221

Proverbial sayings, 270

Psalm cl., 156

Punishment, 161, 213

Purdah women, 81

Purity, 70

Pusa College, 328

Religion, 117; true, 240

Religious controversy, 164; phases, 124

Repartee, 129

Rest-house, 99

Rewards, government, 172

Rivers, 77, 183, 319

Robbery, by train-sorters, 35; in temples, 118

Roman Catholics, 87, 124, 290

Rudeness, to employers, 24, 25; to Indians, 228

Sacred books, Hindu, 3

Salvation Army, 290

Sanskrit, 344

Scenery, oblivious to, 17

Schoolboys, 219; Hindu, 283, 340

Scorpions, 191

Sects, 87, 88

Servants, 295, 297; punctuality, 52; Christian, 242, 244, 269; heathen, 243; of Europeans, 72, 237, 238, 241

Shiggram, carriage, 299

Shinde, pigtail, 284, 339

Shoes, 299

Shops, 300

Sikhs, 343

Singing, 81, 98, 99, 100, 103, 140

Slang, 147

Smell of India, 305

Snakes, 293, 309, 312

Socks, 299

Soldiers, 100

Son, eldest, 332

Sparrows, 186

Spiders, 192

Spirit, Holy, 97

Squirrel, 176

State, native, 119

Station-masters, Indian, 49

Sugar cane, 331; parties, 332; juice, 333

Sun, 277; caution about, 290

Survey Department, 222

Swallows, 186

Swearing, 125, 147

Swithun's mother, 15

Symons, Mr Arthur, 111

Telegrams, 37; abuse of, 37

Temples, Hindu, 122; behaviour in, 117

Thackeray, Mr., 195

Thieving, 218, 250

Tigers, 170; den, 173; tigress, 173

Tilak, Mr., 120, 281

Tips, 269

Titles, 74

Tomb, Mohammedan, 79, 196

Tom Tiddler's ground, 136

Toothbrush, 235

Tops, 132

Torture, 213, 217, 218

Trades, 270; ancestral, 323

"Traveller's tale," 182

Tulsi plant, 58, 208

Tunes, 103; Indian, for hymns, 104

Turban, 44, 284, 343

Umbrellas, 278

Unfinished projects, 158, 256, 258, 260

Unpunctuality, 48; instance of, 49; on the railway, 48, 49; at meals, 52, 53; incurable, 50, 51; amongst Christians, 51, 92, 93, 94; illustration from parables, 52

Unrest, political, 278, 280

Villages, 66

Vultures, 186

Washerman, 317

Wasps, 190

Watchmen, night, 72

Wells, 258, 260

Widows, Hindu, 22, 204; at Yerandawana, 206; garments of, 205; Home for, 205, 207, 299; marriage of, 206, 209

Windows, 56

Wolf-boys, 174

Wolves, 174

Women, their dress, 44, 65; their meals, 55; purdah, 81; grinding, 98, 105, 106

Work, low ideal of, 295

Wrestling, 137; prizes for, 138; competitions, 140

Wrongdoing, 212, 217, 218

Xavier, St Francis, 97

Yerandawana, 15, 18, 19, 33, 74, 126, 154, 196, 202, 206, 263

Yonge, Miss, 21

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