The Dawn of Light

The Dawn of Light : A Story of the Zenana Mission (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from The Dawn of Light: A Story of the Zenana Mission The very few who were sent to school were taken away at the time of marriage, before any permanent result could be looked for. Nor were adults more accessible. If they ventured to draw near the out skirts of a crowd of men who were listening to a missionary, they might be told contemptuously that, being only women, that which appealed to the mind and intellect was not for them; whilst respectable ladies, shut up in their zenanas, could neither be reached by the living voice of instruction nor read the books which occasionally penetrated into their dwellings. One half the population of all India was thus practically beyond our reach. Happily, all this is now beginning to change, and it is alike important and instructive to trace the causes of a movement which, though limited at pres ent to a few localities, is certain finally to revolution ize the entire structure of Hindoo society. Around Calcutta the greatest indications of this change are observable; a statement, therefore, of what is occurring there will illustrate what is going on in a less degree in many other places. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.show more

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  • Paperback | 190 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 10mm | 263g
  • Forgotten Books
  • United States
  • English
  • , black & white illustrations
  • 0243325258
  • 9780243325252