INDIA: Infidel Dog

To the simple, rugged men of mountainous Nepal, the word "muhammad" means great and strong. It seems a fine name to give a faithful dog. To the touchy Moslem minority in the state of Uttar Pradesh near New Delhi, however, the same syllables, no matter what their spelling, mean only one thing: Mohammed, the Prophet. One day last month a Nepalese traveler named Maganlal Shah came to Lucknow in Uttar Pradesh and lost his dog, a dog so beloved that he led it with a silver chain. Maganlal advertised in the Lucknow Pioneer: "Lost, from the Hindustan Hotel, one...

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