French cleric and scholar of Sanskrit J. A. DUBOIS (1770-1848) journeyed to and around India as a missionary in the late 18th and early 19th centuries, and turned his decades of observation into what was, for many years, the definitive Western work on Indian culture.
This revised English-language edition, published in 1905, includes Dubois's notes and thoughts on.
. the caste system, its antiquity and origins
. etiquette and customs among the Brahmin
. dress and ornamentation
. the roles and positions of women
. Hindu tales and fables
. religious feast, temples, and ceremonies
. and much more.