This time the Caldwells have compassed much of the difficulty in writing simply a book about a country whose concepts, way of life and atmosphere are remote from what is familiar to us. To a much greater degree than in- for instance- their books on Japan, they have achieved a sound blend of vital statistics with details of the Indian religious faiths, their way of life, in dress , in home , in respect to animals, in activities. This provides an adequate supplement to beginning study of other people, other lands. But the text somehow still lacks any sensory impressions or those pictorial and dramatic details which leave greater impress on the child's mind than even the ablest marshalling of facts. However, they are ""on the way"".