Rambles and Recollections of an Indian Official eBook

William Henry Sleeman
This eBook from the Gutenberg Project consists of approximately 1,051 pages of information about Rambles and Recollections of an Indian Official.


Chapter 1
Annual Fairs held on the Banks of Sacred Streams in India

Chapter 2
Hindoo System of Religion

Chapter 3
Legend of the Nerbudda River

Chapter 4
A Suttee on the Nerbudda

Chapter 5
Marriages of Trees—­The Tank and the Plantain—­Meteors—­Rainbows

Chapter 6
Hindoo Marriages

Chapter 7
The Purveyance System

Chapter 8
Religious Sects—­Self-government of the Castes—­Chimneysweepers—­
Washerwomen [1]—­Elephant Drivers

Chapter 9
The Great Iconoclast—­Troops routed by Hornets—­The Rani of
Garha—­Hornets’ Nests in India

Chapter 10
The Peasantry and the Land Settlement

Chapter 11

Chapter 12
The Silver Tree, or ’Kalpa Briksha’—­The ‘Singhara’, or Trapa
, and the Guinea-Worm

Chapter 13
Thugs and Poisoners

Chapter 14
Basaltic Cappings of the Sandstone Hills of Central India—­Suspension
Bridge—­Prospects of the Nerbudda Valley—­Deification of a Mortal

Chapter 15
Legend of the Sagar Lake—­Paralysis from eating the Grain of the
Lathyrus sativus

Chapter 16
Suttee Tombs—­Insalubrity of deserted Fortresses

Chapter 17
Basaltic Cappings—­Interview with a Native Chief—­A Singular

Chapter 18
Birds’ Nests—­Sports of Boyhood

Chapter 19
Feeding Pilgrims—­Marriage of a Stone with a Shrub

Chapter 20
The Men-Tigers

Chapter 21
Burning of Deori by a Freebooter—­A Suttee

Chapter 22
Interview with the Raja who marries the Stone to the Shrub—­Order of
the Moon and the Fish

Chapter 23
The Raja of Orchha—­Murder of his many Ministers

Chapter 24
Corn Dealers—­Scarcities—­Famines in India

Chapter 25
Epidemic Diseases—­Scape-goat

Chapter 26
Artificial Lakes in Bundelkhand-Hindoo, Greek, and Roman Faith

Chapter 27

Chapter 28
Pestle-and-Mortar Sugar-Mills—­Washing away of the Soil

Chapter 29
Interview with the Chiefs of Jhansi—­Disputed Succession

Chapter 30
Haunted Villages

Chapter 31
Interview with the Raja of Datiya—­Fiscal Errors of Statesmen—­
Thieves and Robbers by Profession

Chapter 32
Sporting at Datiya—­Fidelity of Followers to their Chiefs in India—­
Law of Primogeniture wanting among Muhammadans

Chapter 33

Chapter 34
The Suicide-Relations between Parents and Children in India

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