India during 1938
Mr. Robert L. Williams
India during 1938
Articles
RIKKI-TIKKI TAXI
THE ASHRAM
THE NOBLEST EDIFACE
OF CHAPATTIS AND JACKALS
CHANDNI CHOWK
THE TRAIN
SCHOOLDAYS IN THE HILLS
A CHARCOAL CHANT
MOONLIGHT AND DEODARS
WATERS IN THE MOONLIGHT
 THE ASHRAM
(Article Submited by : Mr. Robert L. Williams)

My father taught agriculture, science and industrial arts so, after the conference in Chennai, he went to the Mahatma Gandhi's Ashram. I was nine at the time and the Mahatma was nice to me, but I soon got bored with adult-talk about rural agriculture and wandered into the yard to see if I could make friends with some Indian children playing a vigorous game.

They taught me how to place a little peg sharpened at both ends on the ground, strike just right with a stick so the peg rose into the air, and then hit it across the yard with the same stick. It takes more skill than seems necessary and we al had a good time laughing at my clumsy efforts.


 THE NOBLEST EDIFACE
(Article Submited by : Mr. Robert L. Williams)

I would be remiss if I failed to mention what I still consider the most magnificent building in the world. Just before we left India at Mumbai, we visited Agra. The Taj Mahal exceeded in grace and awsome symmetry even the Notre Dam Cathedral that we saw later in Paris.

We saw the Taj by day and by moonlight. We climbed a minaret and marveled at the intricate inlays and the fantastic marble lattices surrounding the tombs.

The story of Emperor Shah Jahan --who burned with such passion for his wife Mumtaz that he dedicated this heavenly edifice to her memory-- is one of the greatest romantic stories of all ages.