Sketches of Missionary Life in South India in the 19th Century

Edyth Hinkley [1865-1932] & Marie L. Christlieb [1868-1946], A Struggle For a Soul and Other Stories of Life and Work in South IndiaStruggle For a Soul presents a series of accounts by Edyth Hinkley [1865-1932] and Marie L. Christlieb [1868-1946] which took place on a small mission station in South India. My thanks to Redcliffe College for providing a copy of this book for digitisation. This title is in the public domain.

Edyth Hinkley [1865-1932] & Marie L. Christlieb [1868-1946], A Struggle For a Soul and Other Stories of Life and Work in South India. London: The Religious Tract Society, 1909. Hbk. pp.190. pdf [Click to download complete book in PDF]

Contents

  • Introduction by the Rev R. Wardlaw Thompson, D.D.
  1. An Afternoon in Town
  2. ‘Great Expectations’
  3. In Camp
  4. In Monsoon Time
  5. Seed-Sowing in Humpy
  6. A Chequered Day
  7. An ‘At Home’
  8. One of Many
  9. A Seeker
  10. By the Wayside
  11. ‘My Mother’

Introduction

I have a special responsibility in connection with the following sketches of life and work in Southern India, and I feel a proportionate satisfaction in commending them to the attention of the public. It is always extremely difficult to enter into the conditions of other races, and to understand the influences which operate most powerfully on their thought and conduct. This is specially true of the contact of the West with the East. The ordinary traveller sees the country, the cities and buildings, he gets glimpses of the villages and of all the outward appearance of the people as they move to and fro, but he cannot speak their language, and is not in a position to know what they are thinking of; how they view things which may be to him of supreme importance; what influences operate most powerfully upon them; what ideas are dominating their lives. [Continue reading]