Sunday, May 2

Marco Polo’s comments on Brahmins

From Marco’s book: he hails the Brahmins of India as being "most honourable," possessing a "hatred for cheating or of taking the goods of other persons. They are likewise remarkable for the virtue of being satisfied with the possession of one wife.

go read the chapter 20 of Marco’s book, quite an interesting set of observations from the old man. Mind you, this Komroff’s edition of the book is at variance from the one which I found in Gutenberg. But far too tired to go check.

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