By J. R. Ackerley

Within the Twenties, the younger J. R. Ackerley spent a number of months in India because the own secretary to the maharajah of a small Indian principality. In his journals, Ackerley recorded the Maharajah's beautifully eccentric behavior and riddling conversations, and the peculiar shambling daily lifetime of his court docket. Hindoo vacation is an intimate and intensely humorous account of an incredibly unusual position, and one of many masterpieces of twentieth-century commute literature.

Superbly enjoyable and fantastically written, Hindoo vacation obtained huge severe acclaim. Francis King saw that it's ‘even extra exciting than Forster’s personal The Hill of Devi’, whereas V. S. Pritchett commented ‘His humour is the humour of pity and love. he's an artist of understanding.’

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Pāla Bronzes LXV. Life-size Bronze Figure of a Goddess, Ceylon LXVI. Dancing giva. Bronze, Cōla LXVII. (a) Head of Dancing Śiva. Bronze, Cola (b) Śiva as Lord of Beasts. Bronze, Cōla LXVIII. Śiva as Teacher. Bronze, Cōla LXIX. (a) Pārvatī. Bronze, Cola (b) Kali. Bronze, Cola LXX. Kali as Demoness. Bronze, Cōla LXXI. King Krsna Deva Rāya and Two Queens. Bronze LXXII. Avalokiteśvara-Padmapāni. Mural, Ajanta LXXIII. Head of Avalokiteśvara, Ajantā LXXIV. The Temptation of the Buddha, Ajanta before LXXV.

G. Panjāb, Satlej, etc. 2 Endpapers not included in this edition. 3 At the time of going to press it has not been possible to trace the present owners of the copyright of the following c: plates XVIb, XIXc, XXa, XLIIb, LIX. They are asked to communicate with the Publisher. CONTENTS Preface List of Illustrations Line Drawings and Maps Chronology of Pre-Muslim India Pronunciation Chapter I. INTRODUCTION: India and her Ancient Culture The Land of India: The Discovery of Ancient India: The Glory of Ancient India II.

G. Bhāndārkar (d) Sir John Marshall V. Mohenjo Daro. A Hypothetical Reconstruction VI. (a) “First Street”, Mohenjo Daro (b) The Great Bath, Mohenjo Daro VII. Statuette of a Bearded Man, Mohenjo Daro VIII. (a) Male Torsos, Harappā (b) Bronze Statuette of a Girl, Mohenjo Daro IX. (a–f) Seals of the Harappā Culture (g) Monkey. Harappā Culture X. B. XI. (a) Aerial View of the site of Śiśupalgarh (b) The Great Stūpa, Sānchī XII. (a) Dhamekh Stūpa, Sarnath (b) The Great Stūpa, Nalanda (c) Remains of Monasteries, Nalanda (d) Corner Turret, Great Stūpa, Nalanda [Page xiv] XIII.

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