Ringtons. A Visit to India and Ceylon: 22nd January, 1936The Ringtons Blog Ringtons. A Visit to India and Ceylon: 22nd January, 1936

A drive round various parts of the city, visiting the Victoria Gardens in which there are a Zoo and Museum. The gardens are well kept and visited by the natives in large numbers. We also went through the various markets and bazaars and found many shops closed out of respect to the late King Emperor. Called again and the burning ghats and saw three bodies burning and saw the religious ceremony in progress. On our return to the hotel we passed about twenty barbers carrying on their business on the curbstone of a busy street. The victim and the operator sit on their haunches facing each other and while the shaving and hair cutting is taking place a breeze blows the hair in all direction and on to all sorts of edibles on show near by. We have done our sight-seeing in Bombay in the car that takes Mahatma Ghandi to Poona Prison when he is arrested. It is a yellow Buick and the driver guide has taken Ghandi so many times to prison that he treats it as a joke. He says Ghandi seems to like it.

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