Helena Petrovna Blavatsky

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From the Caves and Jungles of Hindostan (1883)

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From the Caves and Jungles of Hindostan
Published1993 First editionNo
FormatPaperback (228 x 152mm) Edition1975
PublisherThe Theosophical Publishing House Printing3
ISBN0-8356-0219-2 Printed by
SeriesH.P. Blavatsky Collected Writings No of pages719


First complete English edition of the articles which HPB wrote about her journeys in India for the Moskovskiya Vedomosty (Moscow Gazette), later continued in the Russkiy Vestnik (Russian Messenger), from 1883-1886. The first part of this series of articles was published in book form in Russian in 1883, while the first (partial) English translation appeared in 1892 (Theosophical Publishing Society). (Source: 'Writings of Blavatsky in Russian', by Boris de Zirkoff (comp.), in From the Caves and Jungles of Hindostan, pp.xxxv-vi.)
    According to the compiler, this serial story contains "many descriptions of actual circumstances and events in H.P.B.'s and Col. Olcott's travels in India". However, it "is a story woven out of events and occurrences that had taken place during several journeys." (p.xxxii) "These lively sketches from H.P.B.'s pen ... are wonderfully graphic, mingling grave and gay, fact and fancy..." (p.xxxiii)

Written under the pseudonym Radda-Bai and detailing some events which involved her Master, who is referred to as Gulab-Lal-Singh.

This edition was published as part of the H.P. Blavatsky Collected Writings series. The cover below is that of the first English edition of 1892.


Original Edition

From the Caves and Jungles of Hindostan
Original titleIz peshcher i debrei Indii
Original subtitlePis'ma na rodinu
Original publication year1883
Original publisherV Univ. tip.
Original countryRussia
Original languageRussian

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