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America Through Hindu Eyes

1918

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We read with interest the impressions of the Frenchman Max O'Rell aboutEDITOR'S FOREWORD John Bull and his Island." If the customs and manners of England appear peculiar and odd to the people of the neighbouring country of Prance how much more would the ways and habits of the Americans strike a visitor from the other side of the globe ! It is impossible of course to speak of the people of so v [...] the early history of the United States the present system of government the different political parties the system of slavery that existed before the Civil War the race question which is perhaps the greatest problem of the United States at the present time the practice of lynching that is in vogue in some of the States of the Union the growth of American literature the diffeent religious [...] On account of the mixture of races the hair of the American is not of one uniform colour as the red of the Anglo-Saxon or the black of the Latin people ; neither are his eyes of one particular colour as the light 4AMERICA AND AMERICANS blue of the English or the dark eye of the Italian or Spaniard. [...] One of the statements I heard in America is that the civilization of a country is measured by the amount of sugar consumed ; and that the per capita consumption of sugar being higher in the United States than in any other country the United States is the most civilized country on the face of the earth. [...] She is the only country in the world where the garb of the labourer is the garb of the victor in life and the farmer of to-day is the Head of the State to-morrow.

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Preface i-xxviii Victor Narayan, Indu De Majumdar

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Chapter I. America and Americans 1-12 Victor Narayan, Indu De Majumdar

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Chapter II. America and Americans—Continued 13-26 Victor Narayan, Indu De Majumdar

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Chapter III. The American Woman 27-39 Victor Narayan, Indu De Majumdar

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Chapter IV. My First Impressions of an American University—at Yale (1905) 40-54 Victor Narayan, Indu De Majumdar

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Chapter V. Before Richmond Women’s College (1908) 55-63 Victor Narayan, Indu De Majumdar

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Chapter VI. Random Notes 64-80 Victor Narayan, Indu De Majumdar

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Chapter VII. The American Globe-Trotters in India 81-86 Victor Narayan, Indu De Majumdar

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Chapter VIII. American at-Homes 87-98 Victor Narayan, Indu De Majumdar

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Chapter IX. Things Popular in the United States 99-100 Victor Narayan, Indu De Majumdar

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Chapter X. Tim Alma Mater 101-133 Victor Narayan, Indu De Majumdar

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Chapter XI. The Control Cosmopolitan Club 134-161 Victor Narayan, Indu De Majumdar

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Chapter XII. Titbits 162-195 Victor Narayan, Indu De Majumdar

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Chapter XIII. Reminiscences of a Dead Town 196-205 Victor Narayan, Indu De Majumdar

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Chapter XIV. The Queen of the Antilles 206-224 Victor Narayan, Indu De Majumdar

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Chapter XV. The Queen of the Antilles—Continued 225-251 Victor Narayan, Indu De Majumdar

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Chapter XVI. My Trip to America 252-274 Victor Narayan, Indu De Majumdar

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Appendices 275-316 Victor Narayan, Indu De Majumdar

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Indexes 317-334 Victor Narayan, Indu De Majumdar

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369
SARF Document ID
sarf.143701

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