Mark Twain Quotes on India

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Mark twain was born in November 1835 in Florida Missouri where he was named Samuel l Clemens.later in life he wrote under his pen name mark twain. mark twain felt troubles in his life like when he was nine years old he saw a local man murder his cattle and at the age of 10 watches the slave die after a white overseer and struck him with a piece of iron at the age of twelve his father died. mark twain started to work as an apprentice to help his family make money at a courier. when mark twain turned fifteen he worked as printer and writer at Hannibal western union.

Mark twain worked as a reporter in Virginia city territorial enterprise writing and drawing sketches allowing him to become a national February 1870 he married 24-year-old Olivia Langdon the daughter of rich merchant. The classic book of mark twain was published in 1876 after that he began writing of Huckleberry Finn which was published in 1884.

Mark Twain visited India in 1887. He visited many states of India and has separate lines a separate story about every state.

Mark Twain Quotes on Indian Train

There was plenty of time, hours and hours of it, and the thing that was to happen would happen–there was no hurrying it’’

In fact, mark twain talked about this old peaceful India. there was no hurry on the station. a calm and peaceful people were surrounding train bar and benches. he mentioned in the book when he was late station boy waved his flag and train come back to pick. Mark twain mentioned that he was treated as a general superintendent. I also love this line from mark twain that 

 Indians are kind people, The face and bearing that indicate a surly spirit and a bad heart seemed to me to be so rare among Indians. May be  non-existent, infact I sometimes wondered if Thuggee wasn’t a dream and not a reality’’

Mark twain quotes on Indian culture

Mark Twain visited India and surprised by culture of India and said is different from american European culture a separate world is living here he said :

‘’All human rules are more or less idiotic, I suppose. It is best so, no doubt. The way it is now, the asylums can hold the same people, but if we tried to shut up the insane we should run out of building materials..’’

Mark twain quote on Indian crow

Mark twain said maybe crow is the only one in India which not changed according to the environment and 100 years passed. mark twain awoked in moring by these crows. According to him Indian crow is cheerful and delighted a probably only creature that is happy with himself.

Indian crow is definitely

‘’He has been a gambler,, a dissolute priest,a spy a low comedian,a reformer a blackguard, a scoffer, a liar,professional hypocrite a thief,a fussy woman,a rebel, a royals, a trading politician, an informer a swindler, a, a patriot for cash,a practicer and propagator of irreverence, a lecturer, a lawyer, a conspirator, t, a democrat,, a meddler, a busybody intruder,, an infidel, and a wallower in sin for the mere love of it.

Mark twain on india

India is amazing by Mark twain

“India is the cradle of the human race, the birthplace of human speech, the grandmother of legend, the mother of history, and the great-grandmother of tradition. Our most valuable and most instructive materials in the history of man are treasured up in India only.”

India is place of giants and Aladin,  of elephants and tigers, of cobra and jungle. India is the country of hundred nations with hundred tongues .a thousand of religions and two million GODS.mother of history and human speech.

mark twain quotes on india

Will durant also copied the same words as him and said :

India was the motherland of our race, and Sanskrit the mother of Europe’s languages: she was the mother of our philosophy; mother, through the Arabs, of much of our mathematics; mother, through the Buddha, of the ideals embodied in Christianity; mother, through the village community, of self-government and democracy. Mother India is in many ways the mother of us al

On Indian Gods

Indians easily believe in miracles and accept things on which Christian can not believe.he said that Indians can beleive in bible miracles but they want to see miracles from bible.reason of believing in miracles is because of their religion and god based on  miracles and they have stories behind.hindus has God for everything like god of work god of money and food. They said they work and God help them :

‘’You must know, yourself, that Hanuman could not have carried those mountains to Ceylon except by the strength of the gods. You know that it was not done by his own strength, therefore, you know that it was done by the strength of the gods, just as you know that Samson carried the gates by the divine strength and not by his own.’


Tour of India by Mark twain was longest tour .he gathered information from culture, trade religion and people. He was amazed by every single part of India and loved it. Mark twain written a detailed chapter on his tour to India.hope you will find this article helpful as we have mentioned every single line that can be attributed as a quote in this article.

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