An Englishman's Life In India; Or, Travel And Adventure In The East by Henry Moses

An Englishman's Life In India; Or, Travel And Adventure In The East

byHenry Moses

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1853. Excerpt: ... "I will buy with you, sell with you, talk with you, walk with you, and so following; but I will not eat with you, drink with you, or pray with you."--Merchant of Venice. The Jews in Bombay constitute rather a large item in the population. Five or six thousand have settled down in the city and neighbourhood, and "The results of the census taken in May, 1849, have been published; and it appears, that in the island of Bombay, comprising in all twenty square miles of ground--four-fifths, at least, of which are uninhabitable swamp or rock--there are in all no fewer than 566,119 inhabitants, of whom 354,090 are males, and 212,029 females. Of these, 6,936 are Brahmins; 289,995 are of other castes of Hindoos; 1,902 are Jains; 124,155 are Mohammedans; 114,698 Parsees; 1,132 Jews; 7,456 native Christians; 1,333 IndoBritons; 5,417 Indo-Portuguese; 5,088 pure Europeans; 889 Siddees, Negroes, and Africans; and 7,118 of other castes unspecified. From this census we learn, that the Europeans are less than 1 in 100 of the whole population. obtain for the most part an honest livelihood, as house-builders, carpenters, and cultivators of the soil. That a Jew should be thus employed may appear singular to many who are familiar with their history, and their known dislike to anything like manual labour; for who ever heard, among ourselves, of a Jewish farmer, or a Jewish carpenter 1 We are tempted, however, to doubt the purity of the race met with in all the commercial towns in India; and to suppose that they, like the Parsees, Mohammedans, and other interlopers, have degenerated, from long association with a people at total variance with anything like Christianity. The following brief account given of the Jews in Bombay, may, perhaps, throw some light on this interesting subj...

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Title:An Englishman's Life In India; Or, Travel And Adventure In The EastFormat:PaperbackDimensions:76 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.16 inPublished:January 19, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217166490

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