Aboriginal Tribes of India and Pakistan

Aboriginal Tribes of India and Pakistan

Hawabai Mustafa Shah

Aboriginal Tribes Of India And Pakistan, The Bhils and Kolhis, covers all aspects of the lives of these tribes, including their religious festivals, family festivals, folk thoughts, social life, cosmology, customs and manners, Ancestry, History, Occupation, General Characteristics, and cultural identity. The Bhils belong to the so-called aboriginals of India. This is practically all that is known about their ancestry. There was a time when…

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Akbar, the Great Mogul

Akbar, the Great Mogul

Vincent A. Smith

This is a biography rather than an historical account. It covers Akbar’s ancestry and his life before his accession, The Regency and the Fall of Bairam Khan, Conquest of Gondwana; Rebellions of Abdullah Khan, Khan Zaman, etc, Conquest of Bihar and Bengal, Rebellion in Bengal and Bihar, The Third Jesuit Mission, Rebellion of Prince Salim, and much more.

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Ananga Ranga

Ananga Ranga

Richard Francis Burton

The Ananga Ranga (Stage of Love) or Kamaledhiplava (Boat in the Sea of Love) is an Indian sex manual written by Kalyana malla in the 15th or 16th century. The poet wrote the work in honor of Lad Khan, son of Ahmed Khan Lodi. He was related to the Lodi dynasty, which from 1451 to 1526 ruled from Delhi. Later commentators have said it is aimed specifically at preventing the separation of a husband and wife…

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Ancient and Mediaeval India

Ancient and Mediaeval India

Charlotte Speir Manning

Ancient And Mediaeval India, it appears from reading the Preface, was written in an attempt to make British people see how wonderful India actually is. The author expresses her despair at the fact that many of her fellow countrymen would find the idea of going to India distasteful. So, trying to remedy this ignorant notion, she presents this book which goes into detail about Hindu thought and mythology.

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Antiquities of India

Antiquities of India

Lionel D. Barnett

Taken from the Preface: ‘The purpose of this book is to present within a moderate compass a general survey of the history and culture of ancient India, It therefore begins with an outline of the historical changes through which India has passed from the earliest days down to the beginning of the thirteenth century, and thence proceeds to sketch the conditions of society as revealed by literature and the monuments, the constitution…

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Bihar Peasant Life

Bihar Peasant Life

George A. Grierson

From the Preface: ‘While this work professes to be a catalogue of the names used by the Bihar peasant for the things surrounding him in his daily life, yet, in order to relieve the dryness which such a mere list would possess, the writer has attempted to give a description, more or less complete, of that life and of its character and incidents. The book is in fact a discursive catalogue, and it is hoped that it may serve as a solid foundation…

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The Crest-Jewel of Wisdom

The Crest-Jewel of Wisdom, and other writings of Śankarâchârya

Charles Johnston

Chapters include; First Steps On The Path; Self, Potencies, Vestures; The Witness; Finding The Real Self; The Power Of Mind-Images; Free Even In Life; The Three Kinds OF Works; Master And Pupil; The; Perfect Sage; For Ever Free; The Heritage Of The Brâhmans; The Awakening To The Self; The Awakening To Reality; Śankara’s Catechism…

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Darkest India

Darkest India

Commissioner Booth-Tucker

In the cities the overcrowding has become so excessive, and the accomodation available for the poor is so inadequate, costly and squalid, as to almost beggar description. Considerations of decency, comfort and health are largely thrown to the winds. A single unfurnished room, merely divided from the next one by a thin boarding, through…

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The Descent of the Sun

The Descent of the Sun

F. W. Bain

The Descent of the Sun is a fairy tale that F. W. Bain found in an old Hindu manuscript. In it we can enjoy amazing scenery of a fascinating yarn, while at the same time stopping to consider the nature of existence; the purpose of incarnation, reincarnation, the power of attraction and the triumph of love.

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Ethnology of India

Ethnology of India

R. G. Latham

A study of the many different tribes of India. From the Preface: ‘The present notice gives the ethnology of British India, and something more. That the acquisitions of the Company are by no means limited to Hindostan is well known. It is well known that Arakan, Pegu, and the Tenasserim provinces, on the East ; that portions of Caubul, on the West ; and that certain Himalaj’an districts in the North, are, at one and the same time, British in…

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Folklore and Legends, Oriental

Folklore and Legends, Oriental

Charles John Tibbitts

This is an anthology of tales from several widely separated Asian story-telling traditions, with the center of gravity somewhere in Persia. The book is meant to be enjoyed as light reading, and the stories are unattributed and uncredited. The tales originate from Arabian, Persian, Indian, and Kalmyk sources, and have Islamic, Hindu, Buddhist and Zoroastrian elements.

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