Opium Habit in the East

Untitled Extract PagesAnd in case you can’t get enough of all things India, eVols is the place to be! Another newly digitized title, The Opium Habit in the East. A study of the evidence given to the Royal Commission on Opium, 1893-4, is now available. This book is a summary of what the Royal Commission on Opium originally presented, and apparently an abbreviated version was much needed: “The Royal Commission on Opium has presented to the public a vast trackless expanse of opinion on the opium question, interspersed with clumps of more or less useful information by way of appendices.” Luckily, Joshua Rowntree breaks it down for us and tells us what we really need to know. https://evols.library.manoa.hawaii.edu/handle/10524/49236.

An Indian Sketch Book

Indian SketchHead on over to eVols to experience a snapshot of life in India in the early 1900s, through English eyes. Leonard Raven-Hill sketched his observations of India in An Indian Sketch Book, Impressions of the East and the Great Durbar. The book includes almost 100 pages of full-page sketches with notes, explaining such things as why sponges weren’t used in the bathrooms (scorpions) and various studies of clothing and fashion choices of people Raven-Hill encountered on his travels in the East. https://evols.library.manoa.hawaii.edu/handle/10524/49224.

Philippine Revolutionary Papers, 1898-1900

offical croppedLearn about the Philippine Revolution (1896-1898) and the Philippine American War (1899-1902), when you check out the newly completed Philippine Revolutionary Papers. It includes letters, military orders and official government programs and invitations. Noted documents were authored by the first president of the Philippines Emilio Aguinaldo, as well as Lieutenant Colonel Joaquin Natividad Alejandrino, who fought under General Manuel Tinio in the Greater Ilocos region. https://evols.library.manoa.hawaii.edu/handle/10524/33743.