Category Archives: India

Benares, the Stronghold of Hinduism

Man swallowing rat, from National Media Museum collection Source: C.[harles] Phillips Cape, Benares, the Stronghold of Hinduism (Boston: R.G. Badger, 1910), pp. 209-210 Text: A night or two after our arrival, a magic-lantern entertainment was given outside the tent. It … Continue reading

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Climbing the Mango Trees

Source: Madhur Jaffrey, Climbing the Mango Trees: A Memoir of a Childhood in India (London: Random House, 2005), pp. 94-95 Text: We liked all movies but going to Hindi movies had added benefits. These Indian films were particularly conducive to … Continue reading

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Autobiography of a Yogi

Source: Paramahansa Yogananda, Autobiography of a Yogi (New York: The Philosophical Library, 1946) Text: The motion picture art can portray any miracle. From the impressive visual standpoint, no marvel is barred to trick photography. A man’s transparent astral body can … Continue reading

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