THE INDIAN PILGRIM; OR, THE PROGRESS OF THE NAZAREENEE... DELIVERED UNDER THE SIMILITUDE OF A DREAM.

Sherwood, Mrs. (Mary Martha).

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Wellington: F. Houlston and Son, 1820. 214 pages + six pages of book advertisements. Engraved frontispiece. 7 x 4 inches. Contemporary calf; gilt border and spine; hinges weak; spine worn. (Item ID: 3865)

Third edition, originally published in 1818. "In The Indian Pilgrim (1818) Sherwood tried to adapt Pilgrim's Progress for the Indian context; the work focused on 'the supposed depravity and pagan idolatry of Brahmans, fakirs, nautch (dance) girls, and soldiers' temporary wives.' This text demonstrates Sherwood's religious biases: 'Muslims and Jews receive better treatment than Hindus because of their belief in one God, but Roman Catholics fare little better than the Hindu idolaters.' The Indian Pilgrim, although never published in India, was popular in Britain and America. " - Wikipedia.



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