Sunday, 30 November 2014

The Golden Temple of Amritsar

Non-fiction ~ essay/article
Published in The Century Magazine (US), March 1914
1,810 words
(First read 30/11/2014)

In the second of (probably) three articles* about India that Benson (probably) wrote for The Century Magazine, he talks about the holiest shrine of the Sikh religion.  It's as finely written as the others, though the descriptive prose comes rather dangerously close to purpleness on the odd occasion.  And EFB once again shows himself a fairly keen 'passive adherent' of the local faith.
It can be read online here.

*For the other two see The Heart of India and Dewan-i-Khas.

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