Excerpt from In the Heart of India or Beginnings of Missionary Work in Bundela Land: With a Short Chapter on the Characteristics of Bundelkhand and Its People, and Four Chapters of Jhansi History A word of explanation seems to be demanded in regard to the make-up of this little book. The reason for writing this unpretentious volume was found in ...
Excerpt from In the Heart of India or Beginnings of Missionary Work in Bundela Land: With a Short Chapter on the Characteristics of Bundelkhand and Its People, and Four Chapters of Jhansi History A word of explanation seems to be demanded in regard to the make-up of this little book. The reason for writing this unpretentious volume was found in the circumstance that when we were in the homeland, twelve years ago, and gave on a number of occasions an account of our beginning at Jhansi, those who listened to the narrative were unmistakably interested in it; but chiefly it was found in the opinion expressed by valued friends of our common cause, who listened to the story, that it would be well worth while to put it into print for the sake of those interested in our work who would not have an opportunity of hearing it, and not only for the sake of those already interested in our particular field, but of others whose interest might be enlisted by the perusal of it. It was not till the larger portion of the book, beginning with Chapter IX, had been written, that it occurred to us that as this was a book giving an account of beginnings of missionary work in the heart of India, it would be well to make mention of what others before us had done in the way of pioneering in this same field; and also to give a brief description of the characteristics of Bundela Land and its people. And finally, as the founding of the city of Jhansi as the capital of a new principality, and its subsequent history, culminating in the events of 1857 and 1858, were of unusual interest, it was decided to devote four additional chapters to these topics; not the least motive for writing these chapters being that of showing the kind of stuff of which some of the women of India are made. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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