INDIA: Babu Vanity

"Thieving as a Moslem," is a common term of reproach among Bengal Hindus. 'Vain as a Babu,"* is the prompt response of Bengal Mohammedans. Last week Calcutta's Mohammedan quarter shook with Homeric laughter at the latest, greatest example of Babu vanity. Potent among Bengal market-gardeners is the wealthy Roy Mukerji Das, who employs 2,000 laborers in his truck gardens, holds a virtual monopoly of the Calcutta vegetable market. Last week, pondering his own potency, the great Roy Mukerji Das sent a letter to officials of the Calcutta Markets Committee: "Honored Gentlemen: "Herewith...

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