Notes on the Geography of Peninsular India: Ellora (Hindu): Photo 5
Seely sounds like one of the many seekers who have fallen in love with India. He writes (p. 143): "Much precious time have I, in the zeal and enthusiasm of my youth, wasted on Hindoo mytholody, and legendary lore, and at last rose up as satisfied, and about as much instructed in the early period of Hindoo history, as at my commencement. Truly, with the greatest application on the spot, and with native assistants, it is an endless and unprofitable task: I literally, from intense study, assuming the dress of a native, living on a vegetable diet, with pure water for my beverage, was almost mythologically mad, for upwards of a year...."
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