Darkest India eBook

This eBook from the Gutenberg Project consists of approximately 172 pages of information about Darkest India.


In darkest India.

   I. Why “Darkest India?”

  II.  Who are not the Submerged Tenth?

 III.  The minimum standard of existence

  IV.  Who are the Submerged Tenth?

   V. The Beggars

  VI.  “The Out of Works”

 VII.  The Homeless Poor

VIII.  The Land of Debt

  IX.  The Land of Famine

   X. The Land of Pestilence

  XI.  The White Ants of Indian Society

      (a) The Drunkard

      (b) The Opium Slave

      (c) The Prostitute

 XII.  The Criminals

XIII.  On the Border Land

 XIV.  Elements of Hope


The way out.

    I. The Essentials to success

   II.  What is General Booth’s scheme?

  III.  The City Colony

   IV.  The Labour Bureau

    V. Food for all—­the Food Depots

   VI.  Work for all, or the Labour Yard

  VII.  Shelter for all, or the Housing of the Destitute

 VIII.  The Beggars Brigade

   IX.  The Prison Gate Brigade

    X. The Drunkards Brigade

   XI.  The Rescue Homes for the Fallen

  XII.  “The Country Colony”—­“Wasteward ho!”

 XIII.  The Suburban Farm

       The Dairy

       The Market Garden

  XIV.  The Industrial Village

   XV.  The Social Territory, or Poor Man’s Paradise

  XVI.  The Social City of Refuge

 XVII.  Supplementary Branches of the Country Colony

       Public Works

       Off to the Tea Gardens

       Land along the Railways

       Improved methods of Agriculture

XVIII.  The Over-sea Colony

  XIX.  Miscellaneous Agencies

       The Intelligence Department

       The Poor Man’s Lawyer

       The Inquiry Office for missing Friends

       The Matrimonial Bureau

       The Emigration Bureau

       Periodical Melas

   XX.  How much will it Cost?

  XXI.  A Practical conclusion



Why “Darkest India?”

It is unnecessary for me to recapitulate the parallel drawn by General Booth between the sombre, impenetrable and never-ending forest, discovered by Stanley in the heart of Africa, and the more fearfully tangled mass of human corruption to be found in England.  Neither the existence, nor the extent, of the latter have been called in question, and in reckoning the submerged at one tenth of the entire population it is generally admitted that their numbers have been understated rather than otherwise.

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