Excerpt from Pandita Ramabai: The Widow's Friend, an Australasian; Edition of the High The boy was filled with wonder that a woman should be so learned, and as time wore on astonish ment gave place to admiration of her learning, and he resolved that he would teach his little wife just as the Shastri taught the fair Rani of the palace. His student life ended at the age of twenty-three, and he hastened to his native village to incorporate education with his duties as a householder. But the bride had desire to be instructed; his mother and all the elders of the family demurred, and the husband was compelled to desist. The married life went on, children were born to the young couple, and at length the wife died. The widower had t forgotten the Peshwa's palace in Poona, and the Sanskrit poems, and he resolved to begin his next experiment early? About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.