How India Is Governed The Railways of India The City of Ahmedabad Jeypore and its Maharaja About Snakes and Tigers The Rajputs and Their Country The Ancient Mogul Empire The Architecture of the Moguls The Most Beautiful of Buildings The Quaint Old City of Delhi The Temples and Tombs at Delhi Thugs, Fakirs and Nautch Dancers Simla and the Punjab Famines and Their Antidotes The Frontier Question The Army in India Muttra, Lucknow and Cawnpore Caste and the Women of India Education in India The Himalyas and the Invasion of Thibet Benares, the Sacred City American Missions in India...
I would never have ventured to intrude upon the public with my personal reminiscences had I not been urged
to do so by friends who, being interested themselves in what I was able to tell them of India as my father
knew it, and as I found it and left it, persuaded me that my experiences of the many and various aspects under
which I have known the wonderful land of my adoption and its interesting peoples would be useful to my
countrymen. It was thought that I might thus contribute towards a more intimate knowledge of the glorious
heritage our forefathers have bequeathed to...
The misty myth-woven veil which hangs over persons and events of earlier times, vanishes at the beginning of
the modern era which in India starts with the Mohammedan conquest, for henceforth the history of India is
written by foreigners. Now we meet with men who take a decisive part in the fate of India, and they appear as
sharply outlined, even though generally unpleasing, personalities.
Islam has justly been characterized as the caricature of a religion.