By Helena Petrovna Blavatsky

"You needs to remember," acknowledged Mme. Blavatsky, "that I by no means intended this for a systematic paintings. My letters to the Russian Messenger, below the final identify: 'From the Caves and Jungles of Hindostan,' have been written in rest moments, extra for leisure than with any critical layout. "Broadly talking, the evidence and incidents are actual; yet i've got freely availed myself of an author's privilege to workforce, color, and dramatize them, every time this appeared essential to the total inventive impression; even though, as I say, a lot of the publication is precisely precise, l could particularly declare kindly judgment for it, as a romance of trip, than incur the serious dangers that hang-out an avowedly severe work."

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Having spent the night in a Portuguese inn, woven like an eagle's nest out of bamboos, and clinging to the almost vertical side of a rock, we rose at daybreak, and, having visited all the points de vue famed for their beauty, made our preparations to return to Narel. By daylight the panorama was still more splendid than by night; volumes would not suffice to describe it. Had it not been that on three sides the horizon was shut out by rugged ridges of mountain, the whole of the Deccan plateau would have appeared before our eyes.

Generally speaking, the position of a European archaeologist in India is very sad. The masses, drowned in superstition, are utterly unable to be of any use to him, and the learned Brahmans, initiated into the mysteries of secret libraries in pagodas, do all they can to prevent archeological research. However, after all that has happened, it would be unjust to blame the conduct of the Brahmans in these matters.

The basis of this hero's fame is the fact that he, the son of a poor officer in the service of a Mogul emperor, like another David, slew the Mussulman Goliath, the formidable Afzul Khan. It was not, however, with a sling that he killed him, he used in this combat the formidable Mahratti weapon, vaghnakh, consisting of five long steel nails, as sharp as needles, and very strong. This weapon is worn on the fingers, and wrestlers use it to tear each other's flesh like wild animals. The Deccan is full of legends about Sivaji, and even the English historians mention him with respect.

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