Modern Hinduism: Being an Account of the Religion and Life of the Hindus in Northern India

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Unwin, 1887 - 494 pages
 

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Page 421 - What the horns are to the buffalo, what the paw is to the tiger, what the sting is to the bee, what beauty, according to the old Greek song, is to woman, deceit is to the Bengalee. Large promises, smooth excuses, elaborate tissues of circumstantial falsehood, chicanery, perjury, forgery, are the weapons, offensive and defensive, of the people of the Lower Ganges.
Page 124 - There is a generation that are pure in their own eyes, and yet is not washed from their filthiness.
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Page 107 - Brahmins was contrary to the practice of their ancestors, and the principles of the ancient books and authorities which they profess to revere and obey.
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Page 108 - ... for the worship and adoration of the Eternal Unsearchable and Immutable Being who is the Author and Preserver of the Universe but not under or by any other name designation or title peculiarly used for and applied to any particular Being or Beings by any man or set of men whatsoever...
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Page 21 - ... wife, a son, and a slave, are declared by law to have (in general) no wealth exclusively their own; the wealth which they may earn is (regularly) acquired for the man to whom they belong.

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