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The Golden Chersonese and the Way Thither

Author: Isabella Bird
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An evocative 1883 account of travels in the Malay Peninsula by Isabella Bird, the famous Victorian explorer.


The Karens of the Golden Chersonese

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1876. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XIII. A Summer Tour In The Bw6-karen Country. In the hot season of 1869, when the arid heat of the plains made the English cantonments almost intolerable, we were not sorry that duty and pleasure combined, rendered it desirable that we should take up our residence in that portion of the district, inhabited by a tribe called Bghai, or Bwe, the least known, although not the least important of the three great families into which ethnologists have found it convenient to divide the Karen race. Bghai, the English equivalent of the Karen spelling, as rendered by the missionaries, is somewhat arbitrarily required to be pronounced Bway or Btof. We propose, therefore, to adopt the phonetic spelling. The Bw6s are the most numerous of the three families, and comprise in their body, the Kayos or Red Karen3, Tsawkoos, Padoungs, Hashwies, Prays, and other minor clans. The Bw& proper are found on the left bank of the Sittang, immediately above Toungoo, south of the Gaykhos, having the Tsawkoos and other cognate clans to their east. Those located on the affluents of the river wear short drawers like the Gaykhos, with radiating red lines near the bottom, while those south of them wear a white armless sack-like garment, with perpendicular bands fashioned like those patronized by many other tribes. The missionaries have accordingly distinguished them by the names of Pant Bghai (Bw6) and Tunic Bghai (Bwe) on account of these peculiarities in their dress. Similar designations are given them by the Burmese who also call them Leik-bya-gyee (Great Butterfly) and Leik-bya-gnay (Little Butterfly) probably from some fancied resemblance in their dress to these insects. The appellation Bwe1 is borrowed from the Sgan Karens, and the people recognise the term so far as to apply ...


Down to the Golden Chersonese

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Golden Chersonese

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First published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


The Karens of the Golden Chersonese

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1876. A pioneering general account of the Karen people which draws on the author's own experiences in administering Toungoo, in Tenasserim, as well as on earlier accounts and observations to present a synthesis of information. Contents: Etymology of the word Karen-Character and Physical Characteristics of the Karens; Language; Education; Government; Origin; Religion, Mythology, Folk-lore, etc.; Rise and progress of Christianity Toungoo: its physical Geography and History; Nattoung, or Demon Mount; Reminiscences of an Annual Gathering of Christian Karens; Among the Tsawkoo Karens; A Summer Tour in the Bwe-Karen Country; Trip to the Gaykho Country; The Happy Hunting-Grounds of Meekyin; and Karennee, or the Country of the Red Karens.


The Golden Chersonese

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First published 127 years ago, this classic travelogue by the world's most famous nineteenth-century lady travel writer offers a unique insight into Malaysia and Singapore in the 1880s and is one of the oldest surviving travelogues written by a woman. This intrepid lady explored the British colony of Singapore and the jungles of the Malay Peninsula. This fascinating and historically valuable reprint features original illustrations sketched during the author's travels.


The Golden Chersonese

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The Golden Chersonese

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The Golden Chersonese: Large Print By Isabella L. Bird First published 127 years ago, this classic travelogue by the world's most famous nineteenth-century lady travel writer offers a unique insight into Malaysia and Singapore in the 1880s and is one of the oldest surviving travelogues written by a woman. This intrepid lady explored the British colony of Singapore and the jungles of the Malay Peninsula. This fascinating and historically valuable reprint features original illustrations sketched during the author's travels. We are delighted to publish this classic book as part of our extensive Classic Library collection. Many of the books in our collection have been out of print for decades, and therefore have not been accessible to the general public. The aim of our publishing program is to facilitate rapid access to this vast reservoir of literature, and our view is that this is a significant literary work, which deserves to be brought back into print after many decades. The contents of the vast majority of titles in the Classic Library have been scanned from the original works. To ensure a high quality product, each title has been meticulously hand curated by our staff. Our philosophy has been guided by a desire to provide the reader with a book that is as close as possible to ownership of the original work. We hope that you will enjoy this wonderful classic work, and that for you it becomes an enriching experience.


The Golden Chersonese and the Way Thither

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After a time I heard a cry of distress, and saw that the big one, whose name is Mahmoud, was frightening Eblis, the small one. Eblis ran away, but Mahmoud having got the rope in his hands, pulled it with a jerk each time Eblis got to the length of his tether, and beat him with the slack of it. I went as near to them as I dared, hoping to rescue the little creature, and he tried to come to me, but was always jerked back.


The Golden Chersonese and the Way Thither

Author: Isabella Lucy Bird
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