India and the Indians
"[...]and it is complete in itself. Stamps and envelopes have to be wetted. The gum may have been made of the hoofs or bones of the cow, and the thought of possible defilement of caste comes in. The post card has no drawback. Its publicity, which makes English people dislike it, is not considered a disadvantage by the Indian. He reads other people's letters as a matter of course, and expects other people to read his. I have often seen a postman seated by the street side sorting out his post cards, surrounded by an interested little crowd. He and they are reading as many of the post cards as there is time for, and no one appears conscious of irregularity in the proceeding. A post-office inspector who was travelling in the train with me told me[...]."
- Paperback | 218 pages
- 152.4 x 228.6 x 10.41mm | 326.58g
- 10 Mar 2015
- Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
- United States
- black & white illustrations