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Re: Asking for information

From: K+K <simplex~at~otenet.gr>
Date: Fri, 03 Apr 1998 12:16:56 +0300
To: Jules Verne Forum <jvf~at~math.technion.ac.il>

I am really grateful for your informations.
I is very helpfull for me . Thanks again and have a good time in your beautiful and fascinating country, as i imagine.
If translating is generally a journey this book is "par excellence" The only problem is that time runs quickly and it`s difficult to get Fogg`s concentration and methodique approach to finish it in 80 days.Always a challenge!

With my best regards
Constantina Spiliopoulou.

swati dasgupta wrote:

> Constantina Spiliopoulou wrote:
> ----------
> > Thanks for the information.
> > So, as i assume for the elements you provided to me, in this passage of
> > the text of J.V. we have to do with an "exotic" inaccurate image of
> > India.
> > J.V. describes a Parsi festival, in 20 of October and as a" sorte of
> > carnaval" in the streets, with bayaderes dancing,with violes and tam-
> > tam and Parsis as the most austere of Hindus(even if we take that in a
> > most larger sens of Indien. )
> > Do you confirm then to me that this passage is inaccurate in historical
> > description? (which certainly it is not the most important element of a
> > romancier). Simply it`s important for me to know, because i don`t want
> > to "correct" him neither to make mistakes he did not.
> > In addition, the pagode of Malebar- Hill in Bombay is an Hindu one as
> > the text suggests or a Musli one. I thought that only Muslims prohibit
> > the entrance with shoes in their temples. Does the Hindu do the same?
> > Does also the hindoue religion has priests, as it refers to the text?
> > Excuse me about the Guebres, i found the information after i had sent
> > the message.
> >
> > Thanks a lot
> > Constantina Spiliopoulou.
> Yes, it does seem as if JV was a little hazy in his concepts about the Parsis, as with some other subtle things as well.
> The pagoda on Malabar Hill probably refers to a well known temple of Walkeshwar (i.e. God of sand). It is a Hindu temple built about 1,000 years ago and reconstructed in 1715.
> Hindus are as strict ( if not more strict) as the Muslims about not allowing shoes inside the shrines. Some shrines allow you to keep your shoes on and wear another shoe of cloth (which they provide) over your shoes. But such places are not too many.
> Yes, the Hindus also have priests, a large number of them. No Hindu ceremony can take place without priests. And the Hindu priests all belong to the caste of Brahmins.
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