Welfare September 1927
Basanta has the cards in his hand in the game of life in which the sky is the limit and the world the stake. [...] She gives us an endless number of'tips about the preservation of health the development of character the cultivation of taste the avoid-"September 1927 MARGOT ASQ UITH 521 ance of carelessness the vanity of fame the utilisation of opportunities 'the sanctity of marriage and the lure of politics. [...] And indeed a careful study of the language of the Sanskritist Bengali authors will reveal the fact that this violence on the genius of the tongue is often accompanied by an identical violence on the rule of the Sanskrit grammar. [...] Hrisikesh Series) that the similies and conceits in which Vidyapati revels the delicacies and cloying passages the devrition of physical beauty in all its details and of the seasons all these hark back to Sanskrit poetry and often expect of their reader a knowledge of the Sanskrit poetic conventions. [...] Indeed it aspired to be someday the cultural messenger of the nation —maintaining and revivifying the ancient tradition that has been handed down to the people and synthesising it with the new knowledge of the West.