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The World’s Story A History of the World in Story, Song and Art Volume 11 India, Siam Edited by Eva March Tappan

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The World’s Story A History of the World In Story, Song and Art Volume 11 India, Siam Copyright © 2020 by Libraries of Hope, Inc. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without prior written permission of the publisher. International rights and foreign translations available only through permission of the publisher. The World’s Story, A History of the World in Story, Song and Art, edited by Eva March Tappan. (Original copyright 1914) Cover Image: Taj Mahal, Afternoon, by Colin Campbell Cooper (c. 1913). In public domain, source Wikimedia Commons. Libraries of Hope, Inc. Appomattox, Virginia 24522 Website www.librariesofhope.com Email: librariesofhope@gmail.com Printed in the United States of America


CONTENTS INDIA I. THE COMING OF THE ARYANS RnIN TO INDRA AND SoltA

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From lite Rig-veda

THE PEOPLE WlIOM THE ARYANS FOUND IN INDIA

Sir William Wilson llunler From "A Brief History of the Indian Peoples." SAVITRI's CHOICE • • • • • • From the Maltabltarata Rewritten by Elizabeth A. Recd.

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IL BUDDHA AND HIS TEACIDNGS • • • • Sir William Wilson Hunter From "A Brief History of the Indian Peoples." STORIES OF BUDDHA Sir Edwin Arnold THE LITE OF BUDDHA

BUDDHA AND THE WOUNDED SWAN

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How BUDDHA COMFORTED THE SORROWING MOTHER THE FIVE RULES OF BUDDHA

From "The Light of Asia."

Pa11l Carus

KARMA, A STORY OF BUDDHIST ETHICS

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How BUDDHA WON THE PRINCESS • BUDDHA AND THE LAMB

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A GROUP OF FOLK-LORE STORIES

Katherine Neville Fleeson Ka!lzcrilie Neville Fleeso11 THE LEGEND OF THE RicEI • • Katherine Neri/le Fler.son From "Laos Folk-Lore of Farther India." RIGHT AND MIGHT

THE l\IAN IN THE l\foON

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THE LORD KRISHNA AND THE LAPWING'S NEST

From "Cradle Tales of Hinduism."

AIargarel E. Noble

THE PEACOCK Al\D THE TORTOISE LET'S SEE ON wmcH SIDE THE CAMEL SITS THE \VASHERhlAN AND THE DONKEY THE SEVEN WEAVERS AND THE FIELD OF FLAX Sm.i:E INDIAN PROVERBS

From "Behar Proverbs."

Jolm Chrislia11 John Clzrislia11 John Christian Johll Chrislia11 J oltn Christian

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COXTEXTS f f . L\-UB IX D.-\YS OF YORE Plu!.:rcli 83 .-\u:..\'..-\.'\"DER nn: GREAT �; IxDL-\ • Fro.:::i "Ph:tarch's Lives,'' correeted and translated by.-\. H. Clough. Tru: Rocr ED1crs or .-\.so:i;:.-\ Asoka, Kir.g of Ber.a, 93 1':.wALA nu: OBEDIIST, So::-. OF .-\so;;:.-\ l'i,:w:t A. Smith 96 From ·• .-\soka, the Buddhist Emperor oi India." POElli BY F:.�G BH.-\RTRIB.-UU • • Bl:,:Jrlril:cri 100 Fro;::i ".-\ Century oi Indian Epigrams," translated by Paul Elm.er �lore. • Kolidasa 101 SAE:00!-.T.U..-\, OR rm: LOST R!xG . • Tran.:lated from the S�t by Sir �onier :Monier-'\\"illiam.,. \·. THE �IOGCL COXQt;EST Tm: PEACOG. THRo:-."E or TIIE Giu:...H �IOGn, SHAH ]EH..\..'Jecn Baptiste Ta-.:ernier u9 Fro;::i "TaYemier's TraYels." Fr,;r.,ois Bernier 122 Q::-; THE �L-\RCH WITH .-\C'll.DGZEBE From "T,a\·els in the �Iogul Empire."

THE DECI.IXE OF TIIE �IoGn E!.fl'IRE

From "Lord Clh-e."

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r-.-nr.;

T. B. Jfacc,day

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BECmrES .-\ BRITISH PRO\"IXCE

How ROBERT CLffE DEFE�""DED .-\RCOT Thomes Ba'!>:ng:On Jifccau!cy Tm: BL.-\CT HoLE or C.ucrnA. TJ:orr.-;s Bcb:,:g!or. Jlaccufoy From "Lord Cli\·e." TEI ha>E.-\C�:-.-r OF W.-\RRE!-. HASTJ::\"GS Thom.JS Babir.,gfon JIacaulay Fro;::i "\\"arren Hastings." I�-nL-\..'-; CcsTo.:..:s A:-.""D �L-\..,"").Z:RS D: 1840 Jf our.tsl:lcrt FJpJ:ins!one Froo "History of India." Tm: RELIEF OF Lcci;:sow . Robert Traill Sper.ce ur-.-dl \\'HE!\ Qa:E!-. \"JC'IORL\ BEC.u:E E:.!PRESS OP lXDL-\ Fidc-Jfcrsr.cl Lord Robfrts Fro::i "Forty-o:::e Years b Indfo.."

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CONTENTS VII. THE INDIA OF TO-DAY \VIIAT IS C ASTE?

Sir William Wilson Hunter

From "A Brief History of the I ndian Peoples."

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Anonymous

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A11011ymous

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SUNDAY IN TUE BRITISH ARMY IN INDIA

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Rev. Arth ur Male

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Sir Monier Afo11ier-Williams Sir Afo11ier Monier-Williams

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THE AMUSEMENTS OF AN EASTERN KING

How TIIE MOIIAM!JEDANS KEEP TIIE FESTIVAL OF TIIE 1\-IoIIURRIM

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From "The Private Life of an Eastern King," by a member of the Household of Nussir-u-decn, late King of Oude. From "Scenes through the Battle Smoke."

C AMP LIFE IN INDIA. • THE TOWERS OF SILENCE

From "Modern India."

FABLES OF RAMAKRISIINA, A BRAHMAN SAINT OF TO-DAY

Ramakrishna

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John Finnemore

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From "Ramakrishna, his Life and Sayings," by F. Max Millier. THE CORONATION DuRBAR OF 19n

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From "Peeps at Great Cities: Delhi and the Durbar." SIAM

THE RECEPTION OF A WHITE ELEPHANT

Mrs. A. H. Leonowens

265

THE WHITE ELEPHANT •

Heinrich Heine

271

From "The English Governess at the Siamese Court." •

Translated by E. A. Bowring.

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