Rambles and recollections of an Indian official!

CONTENTS


AUTHOR'S DEDICATION


EDITOR'S PREFACES


MEMOIR


BIBLIOGRAPHY


CHAPTER 1

Annual Fairs held on the Banks of Sacred Streams in India


CHAPTER 2

Hindoo System of Religion


CHAPTER 3

Legend of the Nerbudda River


CHAPTER 4

A Suttee on the Nerbudda


CHAPTER 5

Marriages of Trees—The Tank and the Plantain—Meteors—Rainbows


CHAPTER 6

Hindoo Marriages


CHAPTER 7

The Purveyance System


CHAPTER 8

Religious Sects—Self-government of the Castes—Chimneysweepers—Washerwomen [1]—Elephant Drivers


CHAPTER 9

The Great Iconoclast—Troops routed by Hornets—The Rānī of

Garhā—Hornets' Nests in India


CHAPTER 10

The Peasantry and the Land Settlement


CHAPTER 11

Witchcraft


CHAPTER 12

The Silver Tree, or 'Kalpa Briksha'—The 'Singhāra', or Trapa bispinosa, and the Guinea-Worm


CHAPTER 13

Thugs and Poisoners


CHAPTER 14

Basaltic Cappings of the Sandstone Hills of Central India—Suspension Bridge—Prospects of the Nerbudda Valley—Deification of a Mortal


CHAPTER 15

Legend of the Sāgar Lake—Paralysis from eating the Grain of the Lathyrus sativus


CHAPTER 16

Suttee Tombs—Insalubrity of deserted Fortresses


CHAPTER 17

Basaltic Cappings—Interview with a Native Chief—A Singular Character


CHAPTER 18

Birds' Nests—Sports of Boyhood


CHAPTER 19

Feeding Pilgrims—Marriage of a Stone with a Shrub


CHAPTER 20

The Men-Tigers


CHAPTER 21