National Geographic : 1943 Oct
404 The National Geographic Magazine "'!'"n' ]'oln"1 i1-( 17' 1MIIll8 Culture and Progress Mark This Indian Family of Pondichery Chief French possession in India, it has a population of 205,000. It cast its lot with the Free French and has negotiated a special customs treaty with British India. Herbert G. Ponting Penance, Not Beauty Rest, Is the Sadhu's Bed of Spikes Hindu ascetics, by painful penances, strive to attain supernatural powers. This holy man of Benares seems oblivious of physical pain. Such men are erroneously called fakirs, a term which applies to Moslem mendicants.