Indian Social Reformer
June 13, 1897
Referring to a statement attributed to the swami--" Scarcely could I go to a meeting or a society but I found three-quarters of the women present had turned out their husbands and children. It is so here, there, and everywhere." and another from the Brahmavddin, June 19, 1897, the Swami says :
"The Indian woman is very happy; there is scarcely a case of quarrelling between husband and wife. On the other hand, in the United States , where the greatest liberty obtains, scarcely is there a happy home. There may be some, but the number of unhappy homes and marriages is so large that it passes all description. p. 251.
The Indian Social Reformer June 13, 1897. wrote :
" "We regret that the Swami should have made such statements, as they will merely tend to confirm the people of the West in the very old belief, which Prof. Max Miiller has tried so much to explode, namely, that the Oriental has no regard for truth. For who will believe that whenever the Swami attended a meeting in America , he went about asking how many of the ladies present had quarrelled with their husbands, or deserted their children ? ... It is easy to perceive that the statement about there being scarcely a happy home in the United States is as tremendous an exaggeration, as its counterpart that there is scarcely an unhappy one from the Himalayas to Cape Comorin."
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