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Author: Caleb Wright
Title: Lectures on India : also, descriptions of remarkable customs and personages in other pagan and Mohammedan countries
Publisher: Boston : C. Wright
Subject (keywords, tags): India -- Social life and customs; India -- Description and travel; India -- Religion

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Costumes and remarkable personages in India.--Lectures on India.--A lecture on the condition of women in pagan and Mohammedan countries.--Description of the habits and superstitions of the Thugs; a sect who profess to be divinely authorized to plunder and murder.--Specimens of the Shasters, or sacred books of the Brahmins [with A description of the Shasters, by J. J. Weitbrecht].--Duff, A. Description of two pagan festivals, celebrated annually in Calcutta, at an expense of three millions of dollars.--Curiosities and remarkable customs in pagan and Mohammedan countries, illustrated by anecdotes and numerous engravings


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