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Image accompanying a poem exploring the author's feelings about the Ganges at the Laxman Jhula bridge at Rishikesh
Laxman Jhula

Levi Noe   I remember the day I jumped into the river, I felt like I’d never touched water before. I swam ...
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Post office on an Indian stamp
The Postmaster

The postmaster first took up his duties in the village of Ulapur. Though the village was a small one, there was an ...
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Indian river from The Home-Coming by Rabindranath Tagore
The Home-Coming

Phatik Chakravorti was ringleader among the boys of the village. A new mischief got into his head. There was a heavy log ...
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Opium pipe from The Gate of a Hundred Sorrows by Rudyard Kipling
The Gate of a Hundred Sorrows

“If I can attain Heaven for a pice, why should you be envious?” Opium Smoker’s Proverb.   This is no work of ...
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Image accompanying a short story about mistaken identity and a widower's fortuitous remarriage in an Indian village
The Auspicious Vision

Rabindranath Tagore   Kantichandra was young; yet after his wife’s death he sought no second partner, and gave his mind to the ...
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Three and an Extra
Three and — an Extra

Rudyard Kipling “When halter and heel ropes are slipped, do not give chase with sticks but with gram.”       —Punjabi ...
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Lispeth
Lispeth

Rudyard Kipling Look, you have cast out Love! What Gods are these     You bid me please? The Three in One, ...
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The Other Man SOURCE: http://www.freeimages.com/photo/1200812
The Other Man

Rudyard Kipling When the earth was sick and the skies were gray, And the woods were rotted with rain, The Dead Man ...
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In the House of Suddhoo
In the House of Suddhoo

The house of Suddhoo, near the Taksali Gate, is two storied, with four carved windows of old brown wood, and a flat roof. You may recognize it by five red handprints arranged like the Five of Diamonds on the whitewash between the upper windows. Bhagwan Dass, the bunnia, and a man who says he gets his living by seal-cutting live in the lower story with a troop of wives, servants, friends, and retainers. The two upper rooms used to be occupied by Janoo and Azizun and a little black-and-tan terrier that was stolen from an Englishman’s house and given to Janoo by a soldier. ...
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Yoked With An Unbeliever
Yoked With An Unbeliever

Rudyard Kipling I am dying for you, and you are dying for another.       — Punjabi Proverb When the Gravesend ...
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