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Page 191 - So much of any law or usage now in force within the territories subject to the Government of the East India Company, as inflicts on any person forfeiture of rights or property, or may be held in any way to impair or affect any right of inheritance, by reason of his or her renouncing, or having been excluded from the communion of any religion, or being deprived of caste, shall cease to be enforced as law...
Page 123 - Firm wast thou, humble and wise, Honest, pure, free from disguise ; Father of Orphans, the Widow's support, Comfort in sorrow of every sort, To the benighted dispenser of Light, Doing and pointing to that which is right ; Blessing to Princes, to People, to me : May I, my Father, be worthy of thee ! Wishes and Prayeth thy SARABOJEE.
Page 151 - Committee that it is the duty of this country to promote the interest and happiness of the native inhabitants of the British dominions in India, and that such measures ought to be adopted as may tend to the introduction among them of useful knowledge and of religious and moral improvement.
Page 246 - When the preparations are completed, and the devil-dance is about to commence, the music is at first comparatively slow, and the dancer seems impassive and sullen ; and he either stands still, or moves about in gloomy silence. Gradually, as the music becomes quicker and louder, his excitement begins to rise. Sometimes, to help him to work himself up into a frenzy, he uses medicated draughts, cuts and lacerates his flesh till the blood flows...
Page 243 - It conceives of man as passing through life surrounded by a ghostly company of powers, elements, tendencies, mostly impersonal in their character, shapeless phantasms of which no image can be made and no definite idea can be formed. Some of these have departments or spheres of influence of their own : one presides over cholera, another over small-pox, another over cattle disease ; some dwell in rocks, others haunt trees, others, again, are associated with rivers, whirlpools, waterfalls, or strange...
Page 264 - And he who knows me thus, by no deed of his is his life harmed, not by the murder of his mother, not by the murder of his father, not by theft, not by the killing of a Brahman. If he is going to commit a sin, the bloom I does not depart from his face!
Page 151 - Committee, that it is the duty of this country to promote the interest and happiness of the native inhabitants of the British dominions in India, and that such measures -ought to be adopted, as may tend to the introduction among them of useful knowledge, and of religious and moral improvement.
Page 208 - We hold Ourselves bound to the Natives of Our Indian territories by the same Obligations of Duty which bind Us to all Our other Subjects ; and these Obligations, by the Blessing of Almighty God, We shall faithfully and conscientiously fulfil.
Page 208 - Firmly relying Ourselves on the truth of Christianity, and acknowledging with gratitude the solace of Religion, We disclaim alike the Right and the Desire to impose our Convictions on any of Our Subjects.