Hirimba's Wedding
[India / Missionary Literature]. Dass, Trailokya Nath

Hirimba's Wedding

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Midnapore: Printed at the Mission Press, 1884. First Edition. 8-1/4" x 5". 18 pp. Sewn white self-wrappers. A good reading copy only, worn, with loss/curling to corners, occasional light staining, and a small chip to last page that affects one letter of text. English-language text.

Presumed first edition (cf. The Catalogue of the Library of the India Office, Vol. I, p. 353). An Indian-Anglo play about a demoness (Hirimba) attempting to woo an Indian prince, written in heroic couplets and blank verse: "A demoness came, who over-come by flame, / Wooed the second Prince, defying shame. / This is true, and the audience may deign, / Of the unheeded faults not to complain, / And may kindly spend two hours, and to pay / For this simple present, this dawdling play. / Neither fame nor glory bade me engage / My pen to bring this small play on the stage."

Scarce. We find no record of this title in OCLC or Copac.


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