The Smith Administration
A LETTER FROM GOLAM SINGH
Notes edited by David Page.
In preparing these notes, the present
Editor has drawn where appropriate
on those of the ORG.
Preparation in Lahore took several years; and then Ram Singh, with a team of joiners, worked in Bagshot Park to complete the task; and Lockwood visited Bagshot to supervise it.Thus, this “Letter from Golam Singh” would almost certainly have been inspired by the events at Bagshot. It also anticipates the four “letters” that Kipling collected in The Eyes of Asia published thirty years later in 1918.
At last he went to England on a visit, and had to pay enormous sums to the priests when he came back; for even so high-caste a Brahmin as Purun Dass lost caste by crossing the black sea.[Page 392, line 11] bunnia money-lender or corn merchant