Foreign News: Stars, Moon, Sun

"All the sins I have committed in this life and previous lives are now destroyed as I walk step by step around this sacred fire."

So said, last week, famed Miss Nancy Ann Miller of Seattle, as she proceeded to embrace Hinduism, in order to become the third wife of the abdicated Maharaja of Indore, Sir Tukoji Rao Holkar (TIME, March 8, 1926).

Slowly she paced around a fire blazing upon the bank of the esteemed Godavari River, at Gangapur, India. Priests invoked in her behalf the whole pantheon of Hindu deities. At the conclusion...

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