A Journey from Bengal to England, Through the Northern Part of India, Kashmire, Afghanistan, and Persia, and Into Russia by the Caspian-Sea, Vol. 1 of 2 (Classic Reprint)
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Excerpt from A Journey From Bengal to England, Through the Northern Part of India, Kashmire, Afghanistan, and Persia, and Into Russia by the Caspian-Sea, Vol. 1 of 2
Tm! Letter on the mythology of the Hindoos, some copies of which were published in has been cor. Rooted since myreturn to India; bntfromthevatio intricacy of the subject, I am apprehensive it may yd contain errors and apparent inconsistencies. Investi gations of the religious ceremonies and customs oftho Hindoos, written in the. Carnatic, and in the Pan jab, would in many examples widely differ; yet the'h'ul doc religion, in all parts of India, stands on a common basis; nor does the vast superstructure, when the vies?! Is inspected with attention, essentially differ in its com pnrtments. The ostensible dissimilarity arises, perhaps, from the manners of the same people, varying in N orth ern and Southern regions. A native of the lower Carnatic is mild, teasperate, and generally timid; rhe performs the ordinances of his neligion with a zealous and scrupulous attention; 'and the Bram in of that country, with many of the other'sects, is confined strictly to the use of veger table diet: How strong the contrast appears in the inhabitant of the Punjab; those even of domestic and labor'ions'professions, are brave, daring, and often cruel. Bramins are the usual soldiers of the countiy, many of whom eat flesh meat; and they never leave their home, even when not employed in military sentice, without weapons of offence. The merchants and mi. Chaniclrs, when they go but a few miles abroad, are all strongly armed; and in some of the Northern pro!
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