Reply by H.P.B. to a letter from Gustav Eisen
Office of the Republican.
Fresno, California, April 12, 1883.
Allow me to call your attention to the following notice now running through all Christian papers of U. S.
“One of the most recent converts to Christianity is Prince Sardan Herman Singh, who is heir to one of the richest provinces in Northern India. Conversion in his case means a much greater sacrifice than is involved in this country; for Sardan Herman Singh must forfeit all claim to his worldly estates and become a poor man.”—Chicago Journal.
Is there any truth in it?
Editor’s Note. [H.P.B.]—Never heard of such a Prince. The name reads like that of a Punjabi Dutchman. Perhaps he is related to Prince Jalma of Eugen Sue’s “The Wandering Jew”? It must be a little innocent repartie à la Munchausen, coming from the good Missionaries. They are often caught fibbing in this way. We know of Sardar Harban Singh—Hon. Harban Sahaïe, of Arrah, a Jain Member of the V. R. Council. Do the Missionaries claim him? If so, let the American editor ask him, this gentleman, what he thinks of the padris.