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INDIA An

Impression

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AND

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of

with

Gods

"

A

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Tryst

the

Impression to

An

INDIA Prolusion

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Copyright 1932 by M. M. SALANAVE

GIFT OF

TIMIDE

NEC TEMERE NEC

AUTHOR

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India

an impression



There is a pretty and ancient legend of a fairy who , by strange law being , was compelled appear of her to injured times disguised as an ugly snake . Those who her

some at

in this guise were banned forever from the blessings she was capable of bestowing . sympathized and defended her , in spite of her appearance , she eventually revealed herself in her pristine beauty . And rich was their reward -

receiving

while

of

To

any

who

those

repulsive

true

outer — of

form

temporal

and

spiritual .

Speed

boasts

old

and

can

being

,

pestilences also

evidences

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your

excite

can

science

of strange

and

experts

, un

sympathy lepers

fire

of

her she

with

and

, full

became

and

you

ancient

philosophy

,

of

civilization

was

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beauties

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,

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,

land

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real

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in

,

and

blood

in

,

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at

sounds .

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to

freeze

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manufactured



it

,

fore

be

admiration for

things

can

.

horror

monsters

of

bewildering sights

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is

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of

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culture ages

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be

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packs

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travel

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again

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tour

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superficially

for

travel alone

rather

in

boats

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is

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on

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in

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elsewhere

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country

right out again

walk

excursion

and

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timid

too

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.

minded

venturing

emergencies

for

forenoon

of

,

guidebook

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there

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in

,

in in

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out

presumably



parties

they take passage

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leisurely

tourist

taxi

their



of

,

speed

futile

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in

time — weeks

glimpse

eyes

strangeness

and

self reliant

like unclaimed

to

and

glamour

a

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droves

with

truly

away and fade entirely

wear

with

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see

well

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on

place

spell

half

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dimly

even

surface

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days

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any

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managed

things to wonder at

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'

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seeing

the see to

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it

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patience

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takes

it

life

on

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oc

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perceive

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,

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or

thousands

jostled

of

bulls

of

than

of

by

,

at

pampered

the sight

squeasy

unduly

not

air

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,

,

-

and

ascetics

abstraction

and

daughters graceful gentle

crea

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remains

,

though for

.'

humble

lower

birth

she

strangely

,

a

of

,

about which

and

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she

behind

re

and

tree

is

,

still meek

unfortunate

mystery

patient

as a

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she

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as

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the

grass

,

.

,

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humble

sex

is

longer

staying

itself

admiring India

maharani

inscrutable speak

yogis

ashes

eyes

born

gained

were

been

aside

shocked

lepers

blissful ignorance

.

luctant ever

had

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pushed

streets

thousands

beggars

in

lies

which

woman she

the

carved

serpentine

unnumbered

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tired

lustrous

with

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day

and

of

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never

be

tures with

of

a

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daub

gods

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unusual experiences

was

the

palaces

sacred

nothing more substantial

with

sometimes

realizes

neither

.

;

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covered



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at

not

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for

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before

with

sunlight mid the darkness

fancying

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by

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would

I

streaks

to

take

of

casional streaks

bejewelled

impressions

and

enough

of

long

there

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done

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sensations

of

, ash

ascetics

smeared

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a

Ganges

the holy

bathers

ghats

busy

built

cloud capped

in

,

bazaars

fanes

,

,

and crowded

and

gilded

city

rose

-

, ‘

.

temples

marble

red

and

of

Benares

it

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,

of Shiva

an

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!

day

one

in

a

Benares

.

to

of

often

ignorant

seem

the

had

breeds

instead

envy

our mistaken

,

feeling

it

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ideas

of

daughters

does

.

of

West think

the

actually lament

,

her Western

from

of

of

's

protest

and

Hindu

the average

.

and

elephant headed

peculiarily

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poor

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is

of

the

and

stone

wooden

son

of

,

be

cultured and lingams images



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twice born

educated

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no

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red

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attributes

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,

as

his

divine

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any

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poured

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in

unheard

wells

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that

of

,

sympathy

of

consider are

of

India

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to

'

-

India

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serpents

education

pity

what we

condition

redundance

Western exigency

lieves

modern the

has

describe

real purpose

a

Before mothers

of

seems most

',

its

life and

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the life

that

forth

all

mean

our emancipated

for

calls

of

as

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often at

not

does

incredible

so

which

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is

,

rate

,

sisters

any

it

,

woman

aptly

women

which

from

seem

be

free

called

whom

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to

singularily

dissatisfaction

not

India

.

and

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discontent

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our

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and unhappy

reasonableness

particularly

suggest

to

temerity

ignorant

so

women

,

Western

spirit

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it

and

a

tion

being

.

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need

about in

,

and

shine

at

to

.

the in

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that little so

rest

city

than

point

which

India

in

in

even

truth

one looking

of

do

or

friend

condemnations

the

it

might other Eastern beliefs too severely strange superstitions and our own some our early and there are many not only in

--

in

to

best

exist

horrible

the

wear

ways

from



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less

long

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of

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,

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,

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,

seeming

personal interests

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rer remembered

own land

even

that land

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is

them

and

lives

on

are

of

it

a

much

only

nor

remain

of



there being

so

my familiarity with

my

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are

extremists

might

case

Through

received depends

?

appalling conditions

than

the

truths

half

with

gem

such

facts

and

truly

of

to

,

afield

the people

written myself

understand

in

farther

and

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-

gone

sees

well

should

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.

which facet

he

.

different lights

better

but

is

To

be

of

India

things

hideousness

see

there

sure

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.

of

hoped

view

indeed

that

been convinced

never

,

,

thought and reasoning

I

ly

contact

could

I

until

-

off

eulogies

,

glamour

the

principles

had

India see

and

explain

the hysterical condemnations

either

or

go

to

for

there

of

enough

reading

glorifying

eulogies

determined

Thomas

be

,

impressed

sugary

the

by

greatly

doubting

a

Naturally

will

Hindu

symbols that personify

faith

to

merely aids

thoughtful

us ,

India . Any

where in

sewers .

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the East ,

strange

appetites

satiable , palates Certain

watering lustful

others

in

. But ,

gamey

Havored

, while

it

Some delight

gratification

find

whether

are many

sort of unnatural

one

appetites

canine

.

inclinations

with

highly

and

the West, there

in

and

may

ones

cheese

youth

as

still

meats

others

the

be

modern

in

and

self righteous

open

of

mind

finds

call

whatever

land

unwarped

,

beings

one

the

a

pot

always to

. And

is much

distributed

ser sewers .

or

able

'

of the

their

innocent

, or

west

in

the same . Human

world

what kettle

names

.

ideas

vices

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with tolerant unprejudiced

preconceived

the

regardless

over

one seeks

.

mouth

of

flesh

un

Maggoty

appease

to

of

another

pleasurable

tender

metropolis

with

some

a

only

are

by

an

with

eyes

apparently

remain

's aloof

four

quarters separate

,

prefer

globe

and

may

the

we

part

of

much

whatever

to

.

virtue too rarely practiced In

a

and

evenly

-

ill

regard human

becomes

a

it

to

or creed

,

race , color

of

pretty

are

,

virtues

food ,

possessed

satiated ,

their

create

tempting

with

people

' inspecting

in

most obscure corners of primitive India , it and

helping people besides digging

A

their

of

other ways

numerous

.

were

always ima

have

,

there

I

but

mistaken

am

is

gined up

I

Perhaps

,

. . . . . .? ?

worst of us

we

however

ourselves

because

live

Let

look upon

bound

.

The So

families

casings

their

,

as

and

beings with

the eye

a

:

the Vedas

as well

may

whatever

men

all

are

.

ties - races ,

be

in

we

that

of

of

in

vital organs are the same the words

remains

by indissoluble

other

each

fact

all

to

the

all

chained

,

superiority

of

us

feelings

of

.

,

However

,

to

respect

philo

their

set

,

be

just one

than

letting alone things that

me

or

a

Indian

as

to

friend

',

an

of by

. a

of

,

not concern

my

the

sister

-

a

to

during

sob

a

or

road

Hindus

for

pilgrimage

ever practicing

,

the middle

eye

passion

the

keeping

the

overflowing

either

pressure

beings with

nor jug

with

reforming

beliefs

examples

moral

pickthank

high

Hindu

criticise

like

forth

,

looking upon

am

Nor

all

.

lands

with

of

interfering

horrible

prying

I

to

neither

the

in

,

,

,

by

Eastern

pour

and

did

always

study more

India was not

the world

extreme

indeed

upon

,

Thus

India

one would understand

necessary

visiting

'

of

informing people

other

am

I

to

the

.

treacle

then

people

nor hold her rush

sincerely

me

.

purpose

up

My

really

that

before visiting

before

teachings

to

line

little

is

ever

explained

Hindus

the

to

.

I

This

have discovered is

as

confidence

others

did

and

it

so

perhaps

should

or

friendship

only way

traditions and philosophy

sophy

by

indeed the

if

,

the

win

their

it

best

of

to

The

of

.

friend

art

of restraint neath

quiet

the eye

and rind

remembering

I

was

able

that to

the

garner

sweet quite

juice

richly

of

an

orange

'the

harvest

is

be

of

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The foregoing thoughts are the 'prolusion ' to Tryst with The Gods ” - a story of India

" A

and of the Kumbh

Mela .

M.

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