kanta's salvation. Hemangi and Narendra also followed the ideal of their friends.
After accepting Christianity, Kaminikanta's pecuniary condition began to improve. He now worked in the court, his residence at Bahu- bazzar a two storied building. Father of two children was he, a happy life, prosperity all around !
Here ends the story of this book. By reading the book it is easily understood that it was written entirely for the purpose of spreading Christian religion in Hindu society. Something from the fourth letter written to Sarala has been given below as a sample of the severe criticism against Hindu religion.
"You know that there is God. But are those that you recognise to be gods are the likeness of God? You believe in innumerable gods, but is it possible at any time ? You make an image out of wood, straw and dust and worship it to be God. Just reflect for a moment, is it not a child's plaything? Is it not a jest to God to worship stone, tree of river to be the image of the Almighty God Who created the whole universe by the power of the words of His mouth. But behold! You have always been doing it. You worship a vermilioned store to be God. Give up these as soon as you can." And in another place it is written again : "Is it possible to believe in our religion where such ludicrous teachings as the visiting of the holy places or bathing in the river Ganges will make our guilt forgiven and we will be saved, are found ?"
"Is it possible for a man of even meagre understanding to have faith in a religion which teaches such erroneous teachings that man will be free from the punishment of sin by sacrificing goat, buffaloes or man can be re- deemed by the blood of any animal ? Much proof is unnecessary to say that Hindu religion is false and there can be no atonement for our sins under its shelter." Similar things against the Brahmya religion are also found in this book. The writer has made Sarala say through her last letter as "I no longer can believe in Hindu religion nor have I any regard for it anymore. I fully confide in whatever you have written about Christianity and what little I read in the books and now I do not have the slightest objection. Let me read some more and know something more, then I will take refuge in Christianity."
Kaminikanta is taken to be a novel in this sense that in modern